Become immersed in the contemporary Cuban music scene with Daymé Arocena. Showcasing a powerful stage presence, the singer-composer combines Santerian chant, rhythmic complexity, fluid jazz styling, and a nuanced Afro-Cuban soulfulness. Hear her perform songs from her latest album, Cubafonía—praised by Pitchfork as “a vibrant, bold record that is, at its heart, a love letter to her home country”—live at the Skirball.
Make a day of it! At 2:00 p.m., stop by the Skirball to engage in an intimate Q&A with Arocena. Then, at 6:30 p.m., come back to check out a DJ set by dublab’s Carlos Niño before the concert begins.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
8:00 p.m. (Doors and DJ set at 6:30 p.m.)
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
About the sponsor:
The mission of the Skirball Cultural Center is to explore the connections between four thousand years of Jewish heritage and the vitality of American democratic ideals. It seeks to welcome and inspire people of every ethnic and cultural identity in American life. Guided by respective memories and experiences, together they aim to build a society in which everyone can feel at home.