Four generations of musicians make up Afro-Cuban All Stars with ages ranging from 13 to 81. The idea behind the band was to bring together some of the most talented Cuban musicians regardless of age. At this moment the present group is a relatively young, energetic version with the average age being around 30. A large collective, the membership has changed over the years to include such people as Ibrahim Ferrer, Juan De Marcos Gonzalez and Orlando Lopez.
The group embraces all styles of Cuban music such as bolero, salsa, rumba, danzon (Cuba's national dance), and chachacha. The horns mesh with the percussion and are complemented by the sexy vocals. Juan De Marcos Gonzalez is the leader of the present band and under him the group's mandate is to bring to and educate people about Cuban music.
This general admission show is all ages.
-Venue: 305 Ste. Catherine West
-Ticket Purchase: www.ticketpro.ca or (514) 790-1111
-Ticket Price: $36.68 (plus taxes and service charges)
-Show Time: 8:00 p.m.