AfroCubism Arts in the Museum Park



Sunday, June 10 |  7 pm

$45 ($40 Members) Reserved $22 ($17) General admission $11 Children 7–12, General admission only Children 6 and under free, General admission only
Sponsored by Friends of World Music

The NCMA seeks to create synergy across its exhibitions, performing arts, films, and educational programming. The stunning exhibition El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa provides a context for the presentation of the world-music event of the year.

AfroCubism is a transcendent collaboration between master musicians from Mali and Cuba, brought together by the producer of the most successful world-music album in history, Buena Vista Social Club. In fact, it’s the belated realization of the original project that Buena Vista came to be when the Malians were unable to travel to Havana for the recording session.

The super group features Buena Vista principal Eliades Ochoa (singer of BVSC signature song “Chan Chan”) and his band Grupo Patria, and a Who’s Who of Malian instrumentalists and singers, including the virtuosic kora player Toumani Diabate, guitar legend Djelimady Tounkara, ngoni player Bassekou Kouyate, and griot singer Kassé Diabaté.

AfroCubism the CD is one for the ages, and the live shows promise to be historic occasions, not to be repeated soon, and not to be missed!” —Banning Eyre, Afropop Worldwide

“This is what Buena Vista Social Club was meant to be: the cream of Malian musicians meeting their Cuban counterparts.” —Financial Times

AfroCubism’s first recording (2010) for Nonesuch received a Grammy Award for Best World Music Album.

Special Offer:

Your concert ticket provides free admission to the El Anatsui exhibition on Sunday, June 10. The Museum will extend opening hours for the exhibition only to 7 pm, leading up to the performance.

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