Cuba: Antes, Ahora / Then, Now
In conjunction with the Music Center’s presentation of Cuba: Antes, Ahora / Then, Now—and our exhibit Cuba Is—this event features a panel discussion and live demonstrations by artists and musicians whose work is vital and relevant to the Cuban arts scene of today. The artists in attendance, who will demonstrate their craft and technique, include: master musician of the tres guitar Pancho Amat; innovative percussionist (in both traditional Cuban rhythms and 21st century jazz styles) Yissy Garcia; and inventive rapper, musician and spoken-word artist Telmary Diaz.
The panel features producers from Cuban-based artist management company 4C Producciones, including entertainment producer and attorney Darsi Fernández Maceira, founder Yoana Grass Recio, and journalist and art critic Rafael González Escalona. Moderated by DJ, radio journalist and professor Betto Arcos, the discussion will explore Cuba’s dynamic arts and culture scene and the evolution from its historical roots to its modern interpretations. Admission is free.