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Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars Featuring Members of the Buena Vista Social Club

  • SOPAC 1 SOPAC Way South Orange, NJ, 07079 United States (map)

The Afro-Cuban All Stars is a unique orchestra, devoted to promoting the complete story of Cuban music. With each show the orchestra exposes Cuba’s rich musical history interpreting all of its musical genres. Buena Vista Social Club founder and bandleader Juan de Marcos is the man responsible for their best-selling recordings. His fourteen piece big band is one of the best-known and most successful Cuban orchestras performing today. The initial Buena Vista Social Club recording put together by De Marcos and Ry Cooder was a Grammy Award-winning international bestseller, made into an Oscar-nominated film by German director Wim Wenders. Juan de Marcos stretches his creative wings, fusing contemporary, traditional and in essence, the future styles of Cuban music. 

The ensemble captures the undeniable spirit of Afro-Cuban music with the potent mix of driving percussion, a powerhouse horn section, with piano, bass, tres, guitar and incomparable vocals. Each and every performance is unique and dynamic, you get a set designed for you, the audience in each show. The current line-up of Afro-Cuban All Stars consists of the finest Cuban expatriate musicians in the world today, all alumni of Cuba’s greatest bands. The Afro-Cuban All Stars electrifying performance pays tribute to Cuba’s popular music marrying the past with the present in the grandeur and grace of the world’s greatest orchestras.