Sunday Oct. 16, 2022 8p.m.
With the Yoruban Orchestra
Hilario Durán & John Beasley, Musical Director
The extraordinary summation of an extraordinary career!
Great Cuban pianist and composer Chucho Valdés presents “La Creación,” a bold new
work for big band, Afro-Cuban percussion, and vocals. An extraordinary testament to an
extraordinary career, “La Creación” explores the story of creation according to the Regla de
Ocha, the Afro-Cuban religion known as Santería. The pieces include elements of Santería
ritual music, African music, the blues, and what Valdés describes as “an atmosphere in the
style of Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew.”
“This new work represents the accumulation of all my experiences and everything I’ve learned
in music,” says Valdés, “I think it’s my masterpiece—so far.”.
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