Stream Arturo O’Farrill & Chucho ValdéS’ Tribute To Their Ancient Fathers

Chucho Valdés is literally a towering figure of Cuban music made on the island.
First Listen: Arturo O’Farrill & Chucho Valdés, ‘Familia: Tribute To Bebo & Chico’Enlarge this image toggle caption Courtesy of the artists Courtesy of the artistsIt’s impossible to overstate the importance of both Bébo Valdés and Chico O’Farrill to 20th century Afro-Cuban music and jazz.
He has recast the band as the Afro Latin Jazz Jazz Orchestra and has brought the music into the 21st century.
Pianist Leyanis Valdés and drummer Jessie Valdés would have made their grandfather proud, and the same can be said about trumpeter Zack O’Farrill and drummer Adam O’Farrill.
Their paths through Cuban music reflect unbreakable musical ties between the U.S. and Cuba that defied politics and a Cold War.

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