The Cuban Independence Day commemorates the creation of the Cuban Republic on May 20, 1902, achieved after more than 30 years of rebellion and war. What these years could not do is snuff out the need for art and music. This the source of the program for Dranoff2’s next concert in our annual series on the music rooted in Cuba.
Music of Cuban Independence explores the nation’s musical heritage, celebrating the contributions of famous Cuban artists and composers from the time of Cuba’s independence from Spain to the present, spanning 100 years of repertoire from various genres of Cuban music and dance rhythms.
We are excited to present artists who are top in classical, improvisational jazz and Latin jazz and have founded their careers on presenting both authentic historical repertoire and creating and crafting contemporary Cuban beats.
As in the past years, we are presenting this concert at the historic Miami Dade County Auditorium in Little Havana. It is today considered the hotspot for Cuban and Latin performing arts. What better place to showcase the artistic richness of Miami’s diverse Latin population, and the evolution of the waves of music that have come across the 90 miles of water from our closest neighbor.
Let’s share this wave.
Have a fantastic week.
The Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation