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Afro-Cuban All Stars Performing at UC Santa Barbara

Back by Popular Demand!

When: Tuesday, February 26, 8:00 PM
Location: Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara

$45 : General Public
$18 : UCSB Students

“The Afro-Cuban All Stars: sweet as sugar, strong as rum.” NY City Life Examiner

“The audience was dancing in the aisles!” The New York Times

Created and directed by Juan de Marcos González, visionary founder of the legendary Buena Vista Social Club, the Afro-Cuban All Stars is a four-time Grammy-nominated powerhouse ensemble spanning four generations of Cuba’s finest musicians. Their infectious and vibrant music not only captures the fiery big band sound of pre-Castro, 1950s Cuba but also breaks barriers with sizzling new arrangements that celebrate the island’s legacy of Latin dance music, Afro-Cuban jazz and more. Together, these superb musicians have sparked worldwide infatuation with Cuban culture. Their music “can suddenly transport you with delight in a way that very little else these days is capable of” (New Statesman).

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