Cuban vocalist and actress Melvis Santa has been in the spotlight since the age of 14, when she began performing in the all-female vocal group Sexto Sentido, which legendary pianist Chucho Valdés described as “the best Cuban vocal quartet of the past 30 years.” We’re pleased to announce that Santa will be appearing on our stage this weekend with Achedi, which features the likes of David Virelles, Hans Glawischnig, Adam Cruz, and master percussionist Roman Dìaz.
This won’t be any ordinary night at the Gallery, however: from 6-7 p.m., we will hold a dance workshop on popular and Afro-dance styles from Cuba with live drumming by Dìaz. The workshop will be free for Members and $5.00 for the general public, and will be followed by two sets of music and dancing with Achedi. Come dance with us as we present a leading voice of modern Afro-Cuban music on our stage this Saturday.
Melvis Santa’s Achedi performs this Saturday, November 1st, 2014, at The Jazz Gallery. The evening will feature a dance workshop on popular and Afro-dance styles from Cuba 6-7 p.m., with live drumming by master Roman Dìaz, followed by music and dance sets at 8 and 10 p.m. with Santa on vocals & hand percussion, David Virelles on piano, Hans Glawischnig on bass, Adam Cruz on drums, and Dìaz on percussion. The dance workshop is $5.00 and free for Members; the music and dancing sets at 8 and 10 p.m. are $22.00 and $12.00 for Members. Purchase tickets here.