Lehman Center for the Performing Arts makes way for Septeto Nacional de Cuba, icons of son, the bedrock of Cuba's national music tradition. The seminal septet was formed in 1927 by the first son superstar, Afro-Cuban vocalist and bassist Ignacio Piñeiro, who transformed the genre from its rural roots to a more urbane dance sensation. This rhythmic blend of African and Latin music would evolve into salsa, the mambo and Latin jazz. Piñeiro's legacy lives on in Septeto's modern-day musical arrangements, as you'll hear when they hit the Bronx. They'll be joined by New York's own Orquesta Broadway, the longest running charanga band outside of the island of Cuba.
Program is subject to change.