FROM HAVANA TO MADRID

Orquesta Akokán + Cimafunk

FROM HAVANA TO MADRID
23rd of July
09:00 PM

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Estimated duration

Estimated duration: 2h45

Acceso libre

Free admission while places are available

Accessibility

We recommend that you arrive at least 45 minutes in advance in order to collect the content accessibility equipment (audio description, magnetic loop, amplified sound and vibrating backpacks). Please request this equipment in the designated area. It will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis until full capacity is reached

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Cuban Big Band / Afro Cuban Funk

With two different proposals straight from Havana, we’re going to celebrate a night of Cuban music—there’s no way you’ll be able to stop dancing. This is our way of celebrating the 500th anniversary of the foundation of this city, a melting pot of cultures and the home of a very particular form of crossbreeding in which music has not ceased to vibrate throughout its history.

For the first time ever in Madrid, the Orquesta Akokán (a Yoruba word used by Cubans to refer to something done “from the heart” or “from the soul”), a big band that specialises in mambo, salsa and Cuban-New York sounds, and that brings together leading stars from the island and Latin musicians from New York. Together they breathe new freshness into the sound of the golden age of Cuban mambo.

Cimafunk is an emerging artist in the alternative music scene in Cuba, and this is the first time we’ve ever been able to see him here in Spain. Ever since he released his debut album, Terapia, two years ago—a mix of Afro-Cuban music and funk with lyrics that take their inspiration from popular slang and everyday life—he has broken attendance records in iconic venues in Havana... And not only there, but in the States and Europe as well... His rhythms generate a kind of catharsis among his audience, and there are those who say he’s Cuba’s answer to James Brown.

Erick Iglesias “Cimafunk”, vocals
Miguel Piquero “Miguelo”, vocals, minor percussion
Raúl Zapata “Dr Zapa”, drums
Ibáñez Hermida “Caramelo”, bass           
Diego Barrera “Bejuco”, guitar
Mario Mesa “Machete”, congas
Juan Marcos “Firulay”, piano
Ilarivis García “Ilaria Cacao”, trombone
 
23rd of July
09:00 PM

* Finished

Estimated duration

Estimated duration: 2h45

Acceso libre

Free admission while places are available

Accessibility

We recommend that you arrive at least 45 minutes in advance in order to collect the content accessibility equipment (audio description, magnetic loop, amplified sound and vibrating backpacks). Please request this equipment in the designated area. It will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis until full capacity is reached

Accesibility Symbols provided by TEATRO ACCESIBLE

Auditorio de Plaza de Ángel Francés

Paisaje o vista de Auditorio de Plaza de Ángel Francés
ruta de plano see detailed map

Address
Calle Ramón Pérez de Ayala 34

District
Puente de Vallecas

Metro: L1 Buenos Aires (salida Pío Felipe)

Autobuses: 63, 141, 143, 145, E, N9

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