Los Hermanos Arango: Direct from Havana

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Tuesday / February 21, 2012 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
United States


Los Hermanos Arango is an ensemble from Guanabacoa, Cuba, where Yoruba, Abakuá and other West African traditions are preserved in their most authentic form in the Americas. The ensemble is the only Cuban band to use completely unaltered Afro-Cuban ritual hand and vocal drumming as the basis for a modern repertoire that integrates electric bass, keyboards, brass, and winds. Leaders Feliciano and Eugenio Arango are in high demand as percussionists and bassists in Cuba, and have toured with Chucho Valdés, Afro-Cuban All Stars, NG La Banda, Pablo Milanés, and Emiliano Salvador.

Los Hermanos Arango is led by Feliciano Arango, who was mentored by seminal Cuban bassist Orlando ‘Cachaito’ López and who toured with famed pianist and composer Emiliano Salvador. Arango, the founding bassist for NG La Banda, developed a new style of Cuban dance music called timba. He was responsible for leading Cuban bassists in a new approach to bass that greatly enhanced the overall melodic and percussive sound of the instrument in Cuban music.

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$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission