A Tribute to One of the Most Important Artists of Cuban Music

By Julián Mendieta

Bartolomé Maximiliano Moré Gutiérrez (August 24, 1919 – February 19, 1963), known as Benny Moré, was a famous Cuban singer. Due to his fluid tenor voice and his great expressivity, he was known variously as El Bárbaro del Ritmo and El Sonero Mayor. Moré was a master of most Cuban popular genres, such as the son montuno, mambo, guaracha, and bolero. Moré formed and led the Banda Gigante, one of the leading Cuban big bands of the 1950s, until his death in 1963.

Concert
Tribute to Benny Moré
Sat, Sep 5, 8pm
Teatro Ángela Peralta
Tickets, Teatro Ángela Peralta
415 114 4747

The concert on Saturday, September 5, offers a chance to experience Latin jazz through an exquisite blend of Mexican and Cuban musicians — Gabriel Manuel Hernández: piano, production, and direction; Alfred Thompson: saxophone; Alex Guardiola: trumpet; Yvez González Rodríguez: trumpet; Remy Fenoy Valdés: tresillo; Ruben Olvera: bass; Eddy Luna: congas; Fabian Sho: bongo; Said Abraham Mendieta: backing vocals, and Julián Mendieta Andrade: vocals and percussion.

 

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