San Francisco Bay Area Cuban Festival / De Aqui y De Alla presents Madera Limpia
Saturday | October 8 | 8pm
San Francisco Bay Area Cuban Festival presents the US premiere of the internationally acclaimed Cuban musical group Madera Limpia. Led by bandleader Yasel Gonzalez Rivera, Madera Limpia merges Afro Cuban and traditional music of its native region—changui, nengon, quiriba, and son—with other music genres like rumba, jazz, reggae, and hip hop, to create a unique sound that exhibits the rich roots of Cuban music. Madera Limpia tours throughout the world, and has shared the stage with many greats, including Oscar de Leon, Los Van Van, Orishas, Synthesis, Compay Segundo, Omara Portuondo, and Eliades Ochoa from the Buena Vista Social Club, among others.
The San Francisco Bay Area Cuban Festival will also bring to the stage some of world’s greatest Master Cuban Artists to perform together for the very first time! Guest artists include the renowned Max Pollak from New York, who joins the show with Rumba Tap, a unique mix of Cuban rhythms, body percussion, and tap, as well as the accomplished Cuban artist Ramon Cabrera from Miami, who will perfom Abakua, a music and dance not frequently performed due to its complexity.