HABANA NIGHTS | THE BEST OF TRADITIONAL CUBAN MUSIC WITH GIOVANY ARTEAGA AND THE CUBAN CONNEXION
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January 17, 2020 | 20 H 30
Son, salsa, rumba guaguancó, conga, timba fusion, cha-cha-cha: all the sounds and styles that make Cuba such a rich musical hotbed will be on full display during Habana Nights, on stage at Le Balcon. For this exciting show, Giovany Arteaga and The Cuban Connexion will transport the audience to the hot Caribbean sun with the great classics of the Cuban songbook.
The Cuban Connexion was founded in 2007 by the talented Cuban sax player Giovany Arteaga. A fixture at major festivals, the band members are all Cuban-born artists now living in Quebec. They cut their teeth with some of Cuba’s legendary bands, including the Buena Vista Social Club. The Cuban Connexion plays a sunny blend of traditional Cuban sounds, including salsa, Afro-jazz and Cuban jazz, along with fresh takes on cha-cha-cha, rumba, and timba, plus unique versions of classic funk songs infused with the band’s signature sound.
With contagious energy, joyous music and world-class musicians, Giovany Arteaga and The Cuban Connexion will take you straight to the heart of Old Havana. ¡Viva Cuba!
The Habana nights series is presented in collaboration with the Quartier des spectacles.