Master Classes & Group Instruction
Rhythm Nation: From Cuba With Love
with Afro-Cuban All Stars
Saturday, February 23, 1-2:30pm • Joe Henderson Lab
SFJAZZ Members: $25
SFJAZZ Education is pleased to host the legendary Afro-Cuban All-Stars in a rare and intimate master class setting during their four-night run at the SFJAZZ Center. Open to all audiences interested in the magic and mystery of Afro-Cuban culture, this special program will explore the rich and evolving tradition of Cuba’s popular music with live demonstration and conversation. Musical director and front man Juan de Marcos – long-time director of Sierra Maestra before the explosion of the Buena Vista Social Club phenomenon – shares his wealth of knowledge and experience alongside pianist, composer and SFJAZZ Director of Education Rebeca Mauleón for this rare, hands-on event. Participants will be encouraged to play, sing, dance and experience the full immersion into the joyous world of Afro-Cuban music. No previous experience necessary. Musicians are encouraged to bring claves, maracas and other small percussion.