CubAfrica debuts Sat Aug 20 with guests DJ Julio Montero and percussionists Yoro Noukoussi & Jack Duncan. It’s a dance party celebrating the sonic connections between Cuba and Africa.
“Virtually all Cuban music has been influenced by African rhythms,” says DJ Marc Fournier.
“Cuban popular music has strands from both Spain and Africa, woven into a unique Cuban cloth. Replying back to its source, in the 1950s, Cuban music had a big influence on the music of West and Central Africa, completing a circle where dancing rhythms are kings and queens. A dance party like no other because CubAfrica is going to be my best birthday party in a long time! Just added to the line-up are DJ Julio Montero and master percussionists Jack “Jackito” Duncan and crowd favorite Yoro Noukoussi.”
CubAfrica starts around 10 pm (when the play ends next door) at the Backstage Lounge, 1585 Johnston St, Granville Island. Cover: $10.