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The Afro-Cuban All Stars Concert in DC

Our next event is a Cuban music concert that music lovers and fans of the Buena Vista Social Club would not want to miss. The Afro-Cuban All Stars a unique orchestra, dedicated to promoting the full range of Cuban music, spanning different generations, will be performing in Washington DC.

The Afro-Cuban All Stars concert
The Afro-Cuban All Stars concert
They are well known internationally for their 1996 album A Toda Cuba le Gusta, which was recorded at the Buena Vista Social Club sessions.

Getting to Know the Afro-Cuban All Stars

The Afro-Cuban All Stars music is a mix of all the styles of Cuban music, including bolero, chachachá, salsa, son montuno, timba, guajira, danzón and rumba. Over the years many of the band’s musicians have become international stars, including brilliant performers such as Ruben Gonzalez, Ibrahim Ferrer, Guillermo Rubalcava, Amadito Valdes and Manuel “The Guajiro” Mirabal.

Juan de Marcos
Juan de Marcos
The group has its beginning in the early 1990s when Juan de Marcos, the band leader was able to convince the president of World Music Records about his idea of presenting Cuban music to the world. This led to a couple of very successful tours in Europe and a recording session in London.

In March of 1996, Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars recorded A Toda Cuba Le Gusta, featuring nearly 60 performers. Then, with the addition of celebrated artists such as Compay Segundo, Omara Portuondo, Eliades Ochoa, and American guitarist Ry Cooder, they recorded what became the legendary Buena Vista Social Club CD.

Their most important recording of the 'Buena Vista' series was the first solo album of Rubén González, 'Introducing Ruben Gonzalez'.

The Afro-Cubans All Stars are the same orchestra whose brilliant performances are captured in the famous Oscar-nominated Buena Vista Social Club documentary by Wim Wenders.

Pre-Concert Drinks

The concert is hosted at the Hamilton in Washington DC, located just two blocks from the White House, near Metro Center. The venue offers two different types of tickets—General Admission Seated and General Admission Bar Area.

Please note that seating in the General Admission Bar Area is on a first-come basis, so we plan to be there at 6:30 pm for pre-concert drinks. The concert starts at 8pm.

Event Details


Artist: The Afro-Cuban All Stars

Description: Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars concert in Washington DC.

Tickets: $25-35

Date/Time: Saturday, August 12th, 2017 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Venue: The Hamilton (Meeting point: The Hamilton bar)

600 14th St NW Washington, DC 20005

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