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All Female Afro Cuban Jazz Band

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Event Name: All Female Afro Cuban Jazz Band
Event Date(s): June 03, 2017
Location: Clarksburg
EVENT_TIMES: 8pm
Website: Click here to visit
Description: Canadian flutist and saxophonist Jane Bunnett (four-time Juno Award winner, two-time Grammy® Award-nominee) has been bridging the gulf between Cuba and North America, introducing jazz audiences to some of the finest musicians that the island has to offer. Now, with her new sextet Maqueque, (pronounced mah keh keh) she introduces the world to some of Cuba’s most promising female musicians, injecting her own music with an invigorating dose of youthful energy in the process.

Maqueque blends scintillating Afro-Cuban rhythms, folkloric influences, exhilarating jazz, and soulful vocals into an utterly intoxicating blend to create a dynamic and hard-driving sound that should suffice to silent any doubts from the boys’ clubs of jazz or Cuban music.

The band’s name translates to “the spirit of a young girl,” which perfectly captures the vibe of the group and the song that shares its name. “I imagine that’s what I was like as a ten-year-old girl,” Bunnett says. “I was very energetic, I could be sweet and I could be feisty. That’s Maqueque.”

The all-female line-up provides the band with a unique energy, Bunnett says. “There’s a very happy energy about it,” she describes. “What we’re doing is creative and collaborative and involves a lot of the Afro-Cuban elements that stem out of traditional folkloric music.”

Sat. June 3rd at the Marsh Street Centre.
187 Marsh St, Clarksburg.