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  • Additional Artists Announced Hollywood Bowl 2022 Season:Sounds of the Caribbean with Chucho Valdés, Willie Colón and Cimafunk
  • Aug. 3, 2022

    Sounds of the Caribbean
    with Chucho Valdés, Willie Colón and Cimafunk 

    Chucho Valdés La Creación

    with MONK’estra Hilario Durán & John Beasley, musical directors


    Willie Colón and Cimafunk added to Sounds of the Caribbean program featuring Chucho Valdés in La Creación (The Creation) with MONK’estra, Hilario Durán & John Beasley, musical directors.


    Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 8PM


    Chucho Valdés
        Hilario Durán & John Beasley, musical directors
    Willie Colón

    The great Cuban pianist and composer Chucho Valdés presents La Creación, his new work for big band, Afro-Cuban percussion and vocals. La Creación is a suite in three movements that explores the story of creation according to the Regla de Ocha, the Afro-Cuban religion known as Santería. It is also an extraordinary summation of an extraordinary artist who celebrated his 80th birthday in October 2021. The piece uses a sonic palette that includes elements of Santería ritual music, African music, the blues, and what Valdés describes as “an atmosphere in the style of Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew.”

    Nuyorican salsa legend Willie Colón burst onto the scene in the 1970s, combining the rhythms of traditional music from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Brazil and across Africa, and has since explored the complex relationships—musical and otherwise—between Puerto Rico and the U.S. He was named one of the 30 most influential Latin artists of all time by Billboard magazine, has won Grammys and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Latin Grammys, and is the best-selling salsa artist of all time.

    Cimafunk became a household name in Cuba with the 2018 hit “Me Voy,” which led to such accolades as “Artist of the Year” by Vistar Magazine and the Lucas Award for most popular video. From the debut album Terapia, the songs “Me Voy,” “Paciente” and others created a movement in Havana and throughout the island, selling out venues with thousands of fans excited to dance to the groove of Afro-Cuban funk and millennials replicating his style and appearance, one that draws heavily on his African roots and the Black showmen of the 20th century.


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    One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the Hollywood Bowl has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922 and plays host to the finest artists from all genres of music, offering something for everyone. It remains one of the best deals anywhere in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many classical and jazz performances. In June 2021, the Hollywood Bowl was awarded Amphitheater of the Decade at the 32nd Annual Pollstar Awards. It was also awarded the Outdoor Concert Venue of the Year award at the 31st Annual Pollstar Awards, an honor bestowed 14 previous times, as well as Top Amphitheater prize at the 2017 and 2018 Billboard Touring Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer.  

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