In Cubas mountainous eastern region, far from Havanas pre-revolution nightlife, Eliades Ochoas musical roots were formed in the Cuban countryside and from the music of his familys humble farm community. Playing guitar since age 6, Eliades was raised listening to the stories of those times, playing at farmers dances, and developing his expressive, unaffected musical style.Salsa and mambo dance rhythms are vintage Cuba, but Eliades indigenous son style is where syncopated clave rhythms and short vocal refrains suggest the true story of Cubas troubadour legacy and the divergence of African and Hispanic cultures. In Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, Eliades memorable voice in the son composition Chan Chan symbolized Cubas international musical revival and the song was the first track on the groups eponymous album of 1997.In 2018, Eliades will tour in the U.S. with Grupo Patria, a band founded in 1939 and now led by Eliades and infused with his sense of musical adventure. Eliades also looks forward to the release of a new album produced by Michael League.
- Start:March 24, 2018
- End:March 24, 2018
- Where:State Theatre of Ithaca, 107 West State St., Ithaca, New York, United States, 14850
- Event Type: Other
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