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Tuesday August 08, 2017

From KUNM

Interview With Daymé Arocena: The Voice Of A New Cuban Generation
By: Cristina Baccin

During an interview, host Cristina Baccin discusses with the young Cuban composer and singer, Daymé Arocena how a rich African legacy has given birth to the diversity and styles of music that are Cuban music as well as jazz.

She titled her album using a term she created, “Cubafonia” (the Sounds of Cuba) referring to great variety of genres in Cuban music (e.g., cha-cha-chá, mambo, changüí) and its refreshed sounds of the new generation of Cuban musicians.

Born in the heart of Havana’s barrio 10th of October to a family that paid homage to their ancestors in song, drumming and la santería religion, Daymé shares with us the sounds of her childhood in all its colors and flavors…prepare to enjoy an exquisite musical tour with this young diva whose voice deeply embraces us in the complex textures of jazz, blues and soul as well as Afro-Cuban ritual chants.

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