From the first note, you'll want to jump out of your seat! Since 1996, the San Francisco-based Orquesta La Moderna Tradición has thrilled audiences across the country with a mix of contemporary timba-infused arrangements of Danzón music. Originating in the late 1800s, Danzón still remains one of the most important musical styles in Cuba, and it was the music of choice at the Havana social clubs of the 1950s.
La Moderna Tradición has performed at Lincoln Center in New York, the Smithsonian Institution, the San Francisco Jazz Festival, and the Telluride Jazz Festival. Don’t miss this rare free concert by Orquesta La Moderna Tradición as part of the American Sabor Exhibition at the San Francisco Public Library and don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes!
Orquesta La Moderna Tradición Live!
Mission Branch Library - Adult Reading Room
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Presented as part of American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian at the San Francisco Public Library.