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Yissy & Bandancha (part of Artes de Cuba)

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 8:00 PM

ARTES DE CUBA: From the Island to the World Jazz

Yissy Garcia and her band follow the routes of Latin jazz, funk, and electronic music. Yissy has quickly become an iconic figure of female percussion in Cuba, and has performed with the likes of Dave Matthews and Esperanza Spalding. 

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Yissy and Bandancha “are perfect examples of how today's Cuban musicians ignore boundaries to create stylistic hybrids that have yet to develop accurate descriptions—or even names.”—NPR

Yissy & Bandancha

Yissy Garcia and her group Bandancha follow the routes of Latin jazz, funk, and electronic music. Born in Havana’s Cayo Hueso district and the daughter of percussionist Bernardo García, founder of Irakere and Arturo Sandoval’s band, Garcia began her career as a member of the women’s salsa band Anacaona. She has quickly become an iconic figure of female percussion in Cuba and beyond, having performed with the likes of Dave Matthews and Esperanza Spalding, and been likened to “the Cuban version of Terri Lyne Carrington” by Tom Tom Magazine. Her band recently delivered its freshly minted debut album Última Noticia.

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