April 6, 2018 · Harold Prince Theatre
Runtime: 1 hour, 25 minutes
Shes been called a hybrid of Aretha Franklins soul and the flavor of Cuban salsa queen Celia Cruz. Daymé Arocena makes her Annenberg Center debut with fearless vocals that draw on the rhythms of Afro-Cuban traditions, the nimble athleticism of jazz and the catchy hooks of pop. Only in her mid-twenties, the Cuban songstress music is soulful and raw, and with a million-watt smile and personality to match, her energetic performances are nothing short of phenomenal.
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This performance is part of our Cuba Festival, a three-week focus on the artistic talent of Cuba, March 22-April 13! Showcasing the countrys finest emerging stars along with icons you know and love, experience the pulsating energy of Cuba through dance, jazz and more. View all Cuba Festival events >>
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Stay after the 7 PM performance for a post-show talk with Daymé Arocena and our Executive & Artistic Director, Christopher A. Gruits.
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This engagement of Daymé Arocena is funded through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
Media support for this 17/18 jazz performance provided by WRTI.
1, 3: Courtesy Daymé Arocena
2: Pedro Margherito