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Pavel Hass Quartet program PDF

Daymé Arocena; Photo credit: Gabriel Guerra Bianchini

Daymé Arocena
Photo credit: Gabriel Guerra Bianchini

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“Trilogia: Oya, Oshun & Yemaya”
“Not for Me”
“Para el Amor: Cantar!”
“Maybe Tomorrow”
“Menuet para un Corazón”
“El Ruso”
“Mambo Na Ma”
“La Rumba Me Llamo Yo”

Daymé Arocena, vocals
Jorge Luis Lagarza, piano
Rafael Aldama, bass
Marcos Morales, drums
Pablo Dewin, videographer and video co-editor

Full of energy, talent, and charisma, Havana-born jazz vocalist and composer Daymé Arocena comes to the Library to enchant her audience with her rich and powerful vocals. Characterized as “one of the world’s fastest-rising jazz vocalists” by The New Yorker, Arocena brings a program that fuses jazz, Santeria chants, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and contemporary R&B that reflects her cultural and musical upbringing on the island. Compared to such luminaries as Celia Cruz, Aretha Franklin, and Nina Simone (NPR), Arocena promises a program full of color and spirit.  In addition to her virtual performance, Arocena will present five short educational videos on Afro-Cuban rhythms, vocal improvisation, and Afro-Cuban influences in music. Finally, she will join a Library curator in a conversation about her life and music.

Presented in cooperation with the Revada Foundation of the Logan family.

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Educational Videos and Artist Conversation

Dayme Arocena presents five short educational videos on Afro-Cuban rhythms, vocal improvisation, and religious syncretism in music.

Vocal Improvisation

Afro-Cuban Rhythms

Afro-Cuban Influences in Music

Music Composition

Five Tips for Emerging Artists

Conversation With the Artist

All Fall events for the 2021-2022 season of Concerts from the Library of Congress will be presented virtually.
Be sure to check this page for additional content, including conversations with the artists, program notes, links to Library resources and more!