cal poly arts On Sunday, April 7 at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, Cal Poly Arts presents ASERE! A Fiesta Cubana, featuring musicians and dancers of the Havana Cuba All-Stars. This high-energy concert delivers a lively and colorful celebration of Cuban music and dance styles in a joyous spectacle filled with rich culture.

The Havana Cuba All-Stars are some of Cuba’s greatest musicians. With rhythms and melodies from the cha cha to the rumba, from “Son Cubano” style to the salsa, the All-Stars will showcase a wide variety of Cuban beats. The group is inspired by, and dedicated to, promoting the entire tapestry of Cuban music through a fresh, contemporary lens.

In their “Asere” (“Friendship”) tour, the All-Stars will be backed by three of Cuba’s finest dancing couples. With the finest dancers and musicians of Cuba working in tandem, the American encore of the Havana Cuba All-Stars’ tour will be a spirited evening, exemplifying Cuba’s greatest musical traditions.

A pre-show lecture will be led by Cal Poly professor Maria Munoz-Christian, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Philips Lecture Hall, adjacent to the Performing Arts Center.

Student and adult tickets for the performance range from $30.40 – $58 and may be purchased in advance at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, Monday – Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., located on Grand Avenue on the Cal Poly campus; by phone at 805/756-4849; online at calpolyarts.org.

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