El Gran Festival de Musica Cubana

Saturday, June 29, 2019, 8pm

The Music Center

Music Center

$78 - $128 + VIP

Juan de Marcos
Eliades Ochoa y Cuarteto Patria
Barbarito Torres y su Grupo
Jesus Aguaje Ramos y su Orquesta
With special guest star Ibrahim Ferrer, Jr.

In 1996, Buena Vista Social Club, with the help of American producer Ry Cooder, helped introduce the world to the golden era of Cuban music. This collective of veteran musicians revived the romantic melodies of 1940s and 1950s Havana and seduced a new generation of listeners, even inspiring a documentary on the movement. This June, Strathmore welcomes former members of Buena Vista Social Club along with an all-star lineup of Cuba’s most celebrated artists. Feel the rhythm of genres such as son cubano, mambo, and guajira fused with modern hip-hop, soul, and R&B.

Musica Cubana

We regret that Los Van Van is no longer able to perform due to a scheduling conflict.


 Windows Series

This event is part of Strathmore’s Windows series of performances and accompanying programs. Learn more

VIP Package, $275: Includes an 1 Invitation to Pre-Show Meet & Greet with artists along with your premium seat.
Please note that Strathmore Stars and Circles discounts apply to the base ticket price only.

ABOUT VIP PACKAGES: Strathmore is pleased to work with artists and their management to offer these occasional VIP packages with meet and greets and other benefits as an add on to a portion of available tickets. If you have any questions about the El Gran Festival de Musica Cubana VIP Packages, please reach out to the show’s producer at Elgranfestivaldemusicacubana@gmail.com and cc strathmore@strathmore.org.

Preconcert Panel Discussion
Cuban Popular Music and Dance in the 1950s: Discussion and Dance Lesson featuring storytellers from Story District, dancer Deepti Mukund Navile, and more. Free with performance ticket, but registration is highly recommended. Register online.

Encore Café Postconcert Conversation
Discuss the performance and meet fellow audience members! Stop by the Café Annex (Promenade Level) on your way out of the concert and share your thoughts over light refreshments. Free, but space is limited.


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