Melvis Santa & Ashedí

October 14, 2016 | 9:00 pm | 30 Lafayette Ave | Brooklyn, NY | All Ages | FREE!  
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Havana-born artist Melvis Santa made a splash on the Cuban musical scene at 14, when she founded the collective Sexto Sentido—a project that jazz great Chucho Valdés deemed as “the best Cuban vocal quartet of the past 30 years”. Based in New York since 2014, she continues to make her mark as a performer who blurs the boundaries of Afro-Cuban music and jazz. Touching audiences and critics alike, her debut CD as a bandleader, Santa Habana, was critically acclaimed and nominated for the Cubadisco Awards in 2012. Her new compositions feature her project Ashedí, consisting of piano and batá drums.

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