Celebrity Series Presents: Chucho Valdés Jazz Batá at Berklee Performance Center

Etix uploaded this event on August 6, 2019

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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA
Map
617 747 2261

When

Sat, December 7, 2019
1:00 am

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Jazz Batá, the new project of pianist, composer and arranger Chucho Valdés, is both a look forward and a closing of pending business. In 1972, a year before he founded the transcendent Afro-Cuban jazz rock ensemble Irakere, Valdés experimented with a trio, which, while largely ignored at the time, proved crucial for the development of his music. Comprised of piano, acoustic bass and batá, the hourglass shaped drum that is essential in the ritual music of Yoruba religion best known as Santeria. Jazz Batá expressed his deeper Cubanization of jazz and the classic piano jazz trio in both its instrumentation and its sound...

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