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Rafael Ferrer's AfroKan Afro-Cuban Jazz Quintet Launch Party

Thu Dec 8th, 2016

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Doors open: 8:00pm
Gig starts: 9:00pm
Entry: R18
Cover charge: FREE!

Headed up by Afro-Cuban musician Rafael Ferrer Noel, AfroKan* plays 100% authentic Afro-Cuban Jazz and is collaboration between graduates of the NZ School of Music and resident Afro-Latino musicians.

Line-up includes Aryton Foote (Keyboard), Jacqui Nyman (Bass Guitar), Mikey Trujillo Rodríguez (Bongo), Rachelle Eastwood (Flute) and Rafael Ferrer Noel (Lead Vocals and Congas)

Repetoire includes compositions by Afro-Cuban Jazz greats such as Chucho Valdéz, Carlos “Patato” Valdéz, Poncho Sánchez, Rubén González and Orlando “Maraca” Valle amongst others.

*AfroKan is a Yoruba term used in Cuba meaning Afrikano de Corazón – Afrikan at Heart.


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