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November 12, 2006

Juan de Marcos and Afro-Cuban Allstars Make Rare Canadian Appearance

Written by
cindy mcleod

Latin jazz live in Canada

Afro-Cuban Allstars Led by Juan de Marcos in Vancouver Sunday

Some of Cuba’s finest musicians will be performing in Vancouver on Sunday, when Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars appear Nov 12 at the Chan Centre.

The Afro-Cuban All-Stars are at the Vanguard in the development of Cuban music, and under the leadership of Juan de Marcos Gonzalez they continue to expand their international presence. Juan de Marcos was one of the key persons involved with the Buena Vista Social Club.

The multi-generational All-Stars play a diverse mix of contemporary and traditional Afro-Cuban songs and rhythms, with several configurations touring the world and recording three albums over the last decade, including last year’s Step Forward, which was nominated for a Latin Grammy, the first for a Cuban group living in Cuba.

Sunday Nov 12 8:00 pm
Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars
Chan Shun Concert Hall / Vancouver

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