The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will present a unique orchestra of full-range Cuban music, the Afro-Cuban All Stars on March 21, 2013 at the August Wilson
Center for African American Culture. Lead by bandleader, producer, and arranger Juan de Marcos, the All Stars ensemble concept spans three generations of musicians, and promotes the full range of Cuban musical styles.
With the All Stars, de Marcos has constructed more than just a standard band; he has created a fluid, dynamic and diverse ensemble of musicians. His ensemble approach has allowed him to constantly adjust his orchestra lineup, which allows him to expand his musical repertoire through the addition of contemporary styles of Cuban music. Many of the band's musicians have become international stars, and recently de Marcos has focused on featuring the next generation of Cuba's most remarkable young musicians, emphasizing the ongoing evolution of Cuban music.
Within a few years the band received four Grammy Award nominations and was featured as the subject of many documentaries and films, including the Tony Knox documentary, Salon of Dreams
. Afro-Cuban All Stars is one of the best-known and most successful Cuban orchestras performing today and has been essential to the growing worldwide popularity of Afro-Cuban music. This multi-generational big band performs the full, lively spectrum of Latin dance music, including mambo, salsa, and bolero. This performance is a part of the 2012-2013 Trust Presents series, sponsored by Cohen and Grigsby.
Tickets ($18.00-43.00) for the Afro-Cuban All Stars on March 21, 2013 at 7:30 p.m., at the August Wilson
Center for African American Culture may be purchased at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, online at www.trustarts.org
, or by calling (412) 456-6666
. To purchase 10 or more tickets at special discounted rates, please call (412) 471-6930