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Orquesta La Moderna Tradición

August 1 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM PDT

Orquesta La Moderna Tradición

Founded in 1996 as the West Coast’s first ensemble devoted to danzón, an insuperably elegant and foundational 19th century style of Afro-Cuban music and dance, Orquesta La Moderna Tradición is a charanga orchestra with strings, woodwinds and percussion. Delivering driving and gracefully interlocking Afro-Cuban rhythms, the 12-piece group is led by veteran violinist Tregar Otton and legendary percussionist Michael Spiro, a 10-time Grammy nominee who’s also the first and only American ever nominated for a Cubadisco award (the Cuban “Grammys”) in the traditional Afro-Cuban category. While rooted in the dance music that coalesced in the final years of Spain’s dominion over Cuba, the band is also fluent in soaring boleros and surging cha-cha-chás redolent of pre-revolutionary Havana. 

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Yerba Buena Gardens
750 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
(415) 543-1718
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