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Dafnis Prieto (part of Artes de Cuba)

Friday, May 18, 2018 7:00 PM

ARTES DE CUBA: From the Island to the World

This Cuban percussionist’s revolutionary drumming techniques and compositions have had a powerful impact on the Latin and jazz music scenes, transposing elements from his Afro-Cuban musical heritage incorporating congas, timbales, rumba, and son.

Price

$20 - $25

Run Time

70 minutes

About

Born in Santa Clara, Cuban percussionist Dafnis Prieto’s revolutionary drumming techniques and compositions have had a powerful impact on the Latin and Jazz music scenes, nationally and internationally. A classically trained musician who at an early age absorbed the multifaceted percussive traditions of his native Cuba, Prieto transposes elements from his Afro-Cuban musical heritage incorporating congas, timbales, and the layered rhythmic patterns of rumba and son.

His playing is characterized by a finely calibrated command of textures and nuances and an ability to execute highly complex, polyrhythmic structures with extraordinary speed and precision. Through his recordings and compositions, his leadership of numerous ensembles, and additional projects involving dance, film, and opera, Prieto is infusing Latin jazz with a bold new energy and sound.
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