(Tuesday) 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Epiphany Center For The Arts: Epiphany Hall
201 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607
Jazz Music Series presents: Orquesta Akokán Supported by: International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 Doors: 5:00pm for Golden Hour Show: 8pm
Jazz Music Series presents: Orquesta Akokán
Supported by: International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Tickets: Reserved table of 4 - $200 | Reserved table for 2 - $100 | General Admission seating - $35 | Standing - $25 | Walk ups - $35
Cuban big band Orquesta Akokán returns with 16 Rayos on Daptone Records - a triumphant follow up to their Grammy nominated debut from 2018. Led by dynamic singer José "Pepito" Gómez, producer Jacob Plasse and arranger Michael Eckroth. They fused with the “island’s greatest instrumentalists'' (New York Times) from storied groups including Irakere, NG La Banda, and Los Van Van, the band united in Havana once again to record at Egrem Studios.
The cohesion forged by several years of international touring (including stops at Lincoln Center, WOMAD Australia and New Zealand, North Sea Jazz Festival, Festival Salsa al Parque, Kennedy Center and many more) blossomed into an intimate dialogue between good friends, allowing for fearless musical exploration, risk-taking, development and expression. Contemporary sensibilities, mixed with a deep spiritual reservoir and knowledge of folkloric traditions, propel the grooves into previously uncharted vistas while dismantling the conventions of what is considered mambo.
Come early to EXPLORE and DISCOVER your own EPIPHANY… our art galleries are open and there is free entertainment before the show!
Golden Hour Specials
- $4 craft beer
- ½ priced bottle of wine
- Delicious 2 for 1 lite bites
Golden Hour specials end at 8 PM.
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