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Crossroads from Cuba to New York: Elio Villafranca & The Jass Syncopators

Friday, April 26, 2024 @ 7:00pm
Aaron Davis Hall | City College Center for the Arts, New York

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Featuring Brianna Thomas.

On April 26th, Steinway Artist and Grammy-nominated Cuban jazz pianist and composer Elio Villafranca returns to the Aaron Davis Hall, City College, with his group The Jass Syncopators, featuring singer Brianna Thomas to explore the connection between spiritual and musical crossroads in Cuba and New York. This concert, Crossroads from Cuba to New York, explores the rich diaspora of several Afro-Cuban musical forms and their intersection with jazz.

In Cuba, religions are very intertwined with the cultural fabric. Santeria, Arará, Abakuá, Congo, Tumba Francesa, Gangá, albeit different, have two things in common— the veneration of their deities and how they see the Crossroads as a place of great significance. In Elio’s case, the spiritual and musical crossroads of his experience growing up in Cuba, inside the Congolese tradition of Tambor Yuka, and living the experience of jazz in New York influenced his music the most.

Music: Jazz / Blues West Harlem / Hamilton Heights / Sugar Hill 2024 Harlem Culture Crawl


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Friday, April 26, 2024 @ 7:00pm · tickets local_activity · add to calendar today 2024-04-26 19:00:00 2024-04-26 22:00:00 America/New_York Crossroads from Cuba to New York: Elio Villafranca & The Jass Syncopators https://harlemonestop.com/event/32519/crossroads-from-cuba-to-new-york-elio-villafranca-the-jass-syncopators Aaron Davis Hall | City College Center for the Arts, 138 Convent Avenue, (West 135th Street and Convent Avenue), New York, NY, 10031
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