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Omar Sosa Afreecanos Quartet &
Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band

Special Guest Dafnis Prieto

October 28

Afro-Cuban jazz great Omar Sosa and the legendary Jerry Gonzalez team up with their bands for one incredible double bill. Hailed by All About Jazz as a true “fusion artist in the best sense of the word,” who “mixes his Cuban roots with tastes of bebop, free jazz, even hip hop and electronica, into a strikingly fresh and spicy modern stew that’s much more than the sum of its ingredients,” Omar Sosa will bring the audience to its feet with his dynamic playing and improvisational mastery. Then, Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band—the band the New York Times calls “the best Latin Jazz group working” and one of the most influential modern Afro-Caribbean jazz groups in the world—take the stage alongside special guest Dafnis Prieto, showcasing their unique fusion of complex Latin rhythms and impeccable jazz improvisations.

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Friday, October 28 @ 7:30 PM

Venue: Zellerbach Theatre

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Pre-show chat with Jerry Gonzalez and Dafnis Prieto
October 28 @ 6:45 PM

Join us for a pre-show chat with Jerry Gonzalez and special guest artist and 2011 MacArthur Fellow Dafnis Prieto. This chat will be moderated by Rachel Ellis Neyra, Ph.D., Lecturer of English and Romance Languages at Penn.

Post-performance 40th Anniversary toast

In celebration of our 40th Anniversary, we’ll be providing several opportunities for audience members to get to know each other and the Annenberg Center staff throughout the season. To kick off this celebratory season, we’ll be toasting the past 40 years of excellence and our exciting future with festive sparkling cider. Please join us immediately following this performance!

This performance is part of the
Annenberg Center’s Latin Roots Series.

Photo credits: Chris Drukker and Tom Ehrlich

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