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Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 04:15 AM

CIMAFUNK US TOUR

Also: Chuchito Valdés Returns To Chicago



Cimafunk has taken Cuba by storm, including a nomination in Cubadisco 2018 for their album Terapia. I have seen them live twice in Havana (their leader was also a guest on my radio program From the Isle of Music recently), and their live show is more electric than you would guess from the promo video above.   However, Me Voy is their biggest hit in Cuba, so there it is.   Here's a taste of them live to underscore my point:



Unless you suffer from a Funk allergy (it would be fun to see them share the stage with George Clinton sometime), you will want to see this band, which is now touring the US and already played SXSW.
Here are some upcoming dates (the list is probably not complete):
March 28:  Tropicalia Lounge, Washington, DC
March 29:  The Galleries at Moore, Philadelphia, PA
March 30:  Global Cuba Fest, Miami Beach, FL (with Daymé Arocena, also worth seeing)
April 2:  Martyrs, Chicago, IL 
April 3:  Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL 
April 6:  Tipitina's, New Orleans,  LA 
April 13: Atlanta Jazz Festival, Atlanta, GA 
April 15: AS/COA, New York, NY 


Chicago fans of Chuchito Valdés will be pleased to learn that he is returning to the Jazz Showcase with his trio Thursday, March 21-Sunday, March 24.    He tells me that he has a new album coming, more about this soon.   In trio, his style has both mellowed and deepened with age.  Highly recommended.



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