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Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars

May 7, 2016  ·  Zellerbach Theatre


A unique ensemble, devoted to the past, present and future of Cuban music. Founded by Juan de Marcos Gonzalez, the group features the finest Cuban expatriate musicians in the world today, all alumni of Cuba’s greatest bands. Each dynamic performance captures the undeniable spirit of Afro-Cuban music with a potent mix of driving percussion, a powerhouse horn section and incomparable vocals.


  • Saturday, May 7 @ 8 PM


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Roots and Culture: Exploring the Afro-Latino Experience
WURD Speaks Event
6:30-7:45 PM

Join us before the performance for a light fare reception and "Roots and Culture: Exploring the Afro-Latino Experience," a panel discussion moderated by Sara Lomax-Reese, President & CEO of 900AM-WURD. Focusing on the intersection of art, history, culture, class and race, this powerful dialogue will feature three of the city's most knowledgeable experts on the Afro-Latino experience, here and abroad:
- Sandra Adino, Ph.D., LALS Associate Director, Latin American and Latino Studies Program
- Sabrina Vourvoulias, Managing Editor, AL DIA
- Arturo Stable, Cuban Master percussionist and composer

6:30-7 PM: Reception
7-7:45 PM: Panel Discussion

WURD Speaks event sponsors: Comcast, Universal Companies, Philadelphia Energy Solutions, PECO and Always Best Care

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Photo credit: Courtesy Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars