ASERE! HAVANA CUBA ALL-STARS · 2019-03-19 · HAVANA CUBA ALL-STARS BAND (CAMI) SATURDAY, APRIL 6...
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Canto a Eleggua & Afrocuban / GuaguancóYemaya / Decir Asere
Debajo de un Alamo Nueva TrovaLuz que no Alumbra SonTumbao Sangreao SonHabanera Son Guaracha
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Thank you for coming to our performance. Weare pleased to have the opportunity to share ourCuban musical heritage with you. Our work is forall those who enjoy the music, those who possessnothing yet live for everything, those who arelosing hope and those who humbly seek to makethis a better world. Feel free to come and meet usin the lobby after the show. It would be a pleasureto say hello. Asere!
THE ASERE STORY
Drawing their inspiration from traditionalCuban music, seven young musicians formedAsere in the 1990s to create roots music witha contemporary feel while respectfully maintainingthe style and passion of the music of theirforefathers. Retaining acoustic instruments, theywrote new songs and inventive arrangements,developing a sound for a new generation, anddelivered it with an explosive punch. Their freshenergy, endearing personality and powerfulperformances soon attracted attention in Franceand the UK. From there Asere went on toperform all over the world, from Norway toSri Lanka. After a successful debut tour of the
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Judith and Howard Jelinek
HAVANA CUBA ALL-STARS BAND (CAMI)
SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2019, 8PMSegerstrom Center for the Arts
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
ASERE!HAVANA CUBA ALL-STARS
Banda AsereDancers from Identidad
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U.S. in 2016 with the Havana Cuba All-Starsshow, the band has returned this year inresponse to popular demand.
Asere has concentrated mainly on the musicalheritage of the son style. Son combines Africanrhythms with song structures from the Spanishmusical tradition. Originating in rural easternCuba at the end of the 19th century, son becamea highly fashionable dance form, taking theelegant salónes of Havana by storm in the earlydecades of the 20th century. In the 1970s sonbecame one of the key ingredients of salsa, whichemerged out of the Latin scene in New York.
Asere also incorporates into its repertoireother Cuban styles such as nueva trova, cha chachá, changuí, pilón and guaguancó. All thesedistinct rhythms add to the richness ofCuban culture with their own stories andcontext. Nueva trova, a contemporary balladstyle featuring singer-songwriter troubadours,evolved from son, principally in Havana.Changuí comes from a campesino tradition in andaround the hills of Guantánamo Province.Guaguancó is an Afro-Cuban groove originatingin the marginalized black communities in thedock areas of Havana andMatanzas.Cha cha cháevolved as a popular dance style in the early1950s.
Over the last three decades Asere has developedCuban musical traditions in its own unique wayand collaborated with many different artists,including the majestic Colombian singerTotó la Momposina and legendary thePanamanian-American drummer Billy Cobham.
The word asere (pronounced ah-séré), from theEfik dialect of the Afro-Cuban sect Abakua, isused as a greeting in Cuba.
DANCERS FROM IDENTIDAD
For this tour we are fortunate to feature specialguests from the dance group Identidad. Createdin 2012 by Barbarito Montagne in the townof Cienfuegos, Cuba, the company workswith young dance graduates in styles thatmake up the Cuban identity from traditionalto contemporary dance.
Barbarito himself has more than 35 years ofexperience working as a dancer, choreographer,teacher and director. He has represented theart of Cuban dance in Germany, Mexico,Haiti, Japan, Bulgaria and France.
HAVANA CUBA ALL-STARS DANCERS (BOB ADAMEK)
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Michel Padrón - Musical Director / 1st TrumpetVicente Arencibia - Congas / Lead Vocal / Hand Percussion
Adolfo Florian - Tres / Guitar / VocalYoan Sanchez - Timbales / Bongos
Eney Aranda - Congas / Bongos / Lead VocalRicardo Fernandez - Lead Vocal / Hand Percussion
Daniel Carnago - Tres / VocalEikel Venegas - Trombone / 2nd Trumpet / Vocal
Abel Sanabria - Electric Bass / Double BassLeonardo Bea - Percussion / Guitar
Jenny Padron - 1st ViolinJorge Quevedo - 2nd Violin
Barbarito Montagne - Director & Lead DancerYoslen Carvajal - DancerLety Sanchez - DancerMarisel Morffi - DancerDaimel Gonzalez - Dancer
Peter Dake - Company ManagerKate Arvin - Production ManagerJordi Martin - Sound Engineer
Leandro Serraino - Sound EngineerIdania Martinez - Dance ProducerPaolo Hollis - Stage Assistant
Hans Hauser - Driver
MANAGEMENTJohn Hollis Astar Artes Recordings
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