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World Music Series: Septeto Santiaguero, Cuba
July 20 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FREE ADMISSION | Donations Welcome
RAIN OR SHINE
Septeto Santiaguero is the foremost son music ensemble on the current Cuban scene. Founded in 1995 by tres guitar virtuoso Fernado Dewar, Septeto has taken their contemporary perspective to the septeto format and have recorded 8 records in their two decade history. Their most recent release, Tributu a Los Compadres, is a collaboration with Jose ‘El Canario’ Alberto and was blessed with a 2016 Grammy nomination in the Tropical Latin category and a 2015 Latin Grammy win. The group has a new cd ready for release in 2017 and extensive North American touring planned throughout the 2017-2018 season.
With Bata drum and masquerade by Ayan Agalu, Nigeria
This concert proudly sponsored by Rydal Park
This summer, Abington Art Center is partnering with Philadelphia’s Lucky Goat Coffee House to present the first annual World Music Series. World-class performers from Cuba, Columbia, Haiti, Nigeria, and the USA will be performing on our outdoor stage over six Thursday evenings from June 22 – July 27 at 7:00 pm. These culturally unique performances are unlike any in the Philadelphia region. This is the first year of the AAC reimagined concert series, although our program and production team have over 30 years of experience presenting international arts.
The event is open and free to the public, and guests are encouraged to come early and picnic on the lawn with their own blankets and chairs. We do have food available for purchase from The Allways Cafe, beer from Yards Brewing Company, and water ice from Rita’s in Rockledge.
Music has always had the power to bring communities together and cross the boundaries of geography, economics, religion and culture. Pitch and beat connect to the emotions, creating a direct line to the human ability to respond, understand and have compassion. This is what is great – when an audience is transported by sound to greater sense of our potential.