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ArtPower Presents Daymé Arocena


  • WHEN Friday, April 20, 2018 at 8 p.m.
  • WHERE The Loft at UC San Diego, 911 Lyman Lane, La Jolla, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $12 - $30

Raised in Havana, Daymé Arocena has quickly become the voice for a new generation of talented Cuban millennials who are reimagining their African roots through a lens that filters jazz, soul, and funk.

Acclaimed by Vice Magazine as "the world’s next jazz phenomenon," Arocena garners comparisons to musical giants Nina Simone and Celia Cruz.

Her powerful singing and buoyant music defy expectations, drawing on the rhythms of Afro-Cuban traditions, the nimble athleticism of jazz, and the catchy hooks of pop melodies.

The songstress is also an avid practitioner of Santería, an Afro-Caribbean religion based on Yoruba beliefs, and its chants and rhythms are as important to her music as jazz and Cuban neo-soul.

For additional information, call the box office at (858) 534-8497.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Photo of the featured artist. Courtesy of Daymé Arocena.

Above: Photo of the featured artist. Courtesy of Daymé Arocena.


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