JUAN DE MARCOS & THE AFRO-CUBAN ALL STARS at Berklee Performance Center

Juan de Marcos is smiling and holding an instrument. They are wearing a black suit with a red tie and a black beret and their hair is gray and in long locs.
A member of the Afro-Cuban All Stars is playing a trumpet. They are wearing a black suit and have short black curly hair.
A member of the Afro-Cuban All Stars is playing a percussion instrument and sitting next to a piano. They have a short black beard and are wearing a silver suit with a black fedora on their head.

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Juan De Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars
Saturday, February 25 2023 8:00PM EST
136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston
$58, $48, $38, $30
Reserved seating

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After gaining international fame for reviving classic Cuban music, tres master Juan de Marcos has turned the Afro-Cuban All Stars into a sensational showcase for Cuba’s most prodigious young musicians. While long revered as a founding member of Cuba’s great revival band Sierra Maestra, de Marcos is perhaps best known as founder of the Buena Vista Social Club. It was de Marcos who assembled Ibrahim Ferrer, Eliades Ochoa, Rubén González, and the rest of the crew for Ry Cooder when he came to Havana looking for illustrious old-timers. But de Marcos is also committed to promoting Cuba’s brilliant young musicians. “What I’m trying to do is create a bridge between contemporary and traditional Cuban music,” de Marcos says. “I’m trying to mix both things so people can realize that Cuban music didn’t stop in time, that it developed in this long period when Cuban music disappeared from the market.”  

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