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Millennium Stage: Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience (part of Artes de Cuba)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:00 PM

ARTES DE CUBA: From the Island to the World

FREE, no tickets required! The Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience, a five-piece ensemble led by Dizzy Gillespie’s bassist John Lee, showcases the unique rhythms and well-loved melodies from Gillespie’s oeuvre of Cuban bebop, or Cu-Bop. 

Run Time

1 hour

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FREE, no tickets required! The Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience, a five-piece ensemble led by Dizzy Gillespie’s bassist John Lee, showcases the unique rhythms and well-loved melodies from Gillespie’s oeuvre of Cuban bebop, or Cu-Bop. The great trumpeter developed the style with Cuban percussionist Chano Pozo in the 1940s and 1950s, and the Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience musicians carry forward his legacy today.
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