|Machito & his Afro-Cubans|
Every Wednesday evening in October (10/3 through 10/31) from 7-9pm at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, I will be honored to host some of the most talented, informed and influential Cuban artists as part of our "Música Cubana" series. Combining live performance, lecture, multimedia and audience Q&A, each Discover Jazz class will highlight some of the most important artists and works to link the worlds of Cuban music and jazz - from the early 20th century through the post-modern era after the Revolution. Guest artists include flautist and musicologist Danilo Lozano, legendary timbalero Orestes Vilató, drum phenom Horacio "El Negro" Hernández, bass virtuoso Carlitos Del Puerto and drum sensation Jimmy Branly. For a complete schedule and line-up please visit the Discover Jazz web page on sfjazz.org.
In class #1 this coming Wednesday October 3rd we will explore the roots of Cuban popular music - from the danzón to the mambo and the cha-cha-chá and beyond. To get you in the mood, please enjoy this rare footage of Cuban vocalist and bandleader Roberto Faz with his classic, "Píntate Los Labios."