Provided by George Mason University
The Havana Cuba All-Stars will conjure white sand beaches, swirling cigar smoke, and swinging Latin jazz in Cuban Nights at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas on Friday, October 14 at 8:00 p. m. and George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax on Saturday, October 15 at 8:00 p. m.
The program features Cuba’s most prominent musicians sharing their rich musical heritage, from the “Rumba” to the “Cha-Cha-Cha” to the “Habanera.” This exciting band brings an authentic Cuban experience, with rhythmic drums and castanets, wailing trumpets, and masterful acoustic guitar. Devoted to presenting the wide tapestry that exists in Cuban music — from Latin dance to soulful ballads — this concert presents the great musical traditions of the Cuban people.
“The Asere Friendship Tour” is The Havana Cuba All-Stars’ first-ever U.S. tour and celebrates the new open friendship between the United States and Cuba. Bringing the musical traditions of their forefathers to the States for the first time, the group’s Spanish vocals, traditional songs, and sizzling rhythms will light up the stage and fill the hall with exciting sounds.
There will be a pre-performance discussion with Music Director Michel Pardron and Spanish Translator Rei Berroa on Saturday, October 15, 2016.
Tickets for The Havana Cuba All-Stars “Cuban Nights” are $50, $43 and $30. Youth Discount Tickets (half price tickets for youth through grade 12) are available for this event. One free George Mason University student ticket available with Mason ID beginning on October 4, 2016.