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Grammy-nominated, Cuban mambo band Orquesta Akokán will perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Friday, May 15, 2020. Straight out of Havana, Cuba, Orquesta Akokán is a blazing ensemble of deeply soulful mambo reminiscent of Benny Moré, Pérez Prado, and banda gigante of the 1940’s and 50’s.
Their self-titled, debut album boasts all original songs recorded at the historic state-run Estudios Areito with Cuba’s finest players. Young and old, they’re led by the inimitable and dynamic singer José “Pepito” Gómez; produced by Chulo Records’ Jacob Plasse, with incendiary arrangements by Michael Eckroth. The ferocious and pedigreed wind and rhythm sections consist of musicians from storied groups including Irakere, NG La Banda, and Los Van Van. Robust, time-tested musical architectures of son cubano and mambo are honored and modernized through a synthesis of the rich compositional styles of Havana, New York, and beyond.
$39.50 – Advanced General Admission Standing | $45.50 – Day of Show General Admission Standing
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm
Visit the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall website for additional information and to purchase your tickets. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Concert Hall and the St. Augustine Amphitheatre box offices.