The great Cuban pianist and composer Jesús “Chucho” Valdés presents La Creación (The Creation), his new work for big band, Afro-Cuban percussion and vocals.
A suite in four movements, La Creación explores the story of creation according to the Regla de Ocha, the Afro-Cuban religion known as Santería. It is an extraordinary testament to an extraordinary career.
“This new work represents the accumulation of all my experiences and everything I’ve learned in music,” says Valdés, who will celebrate his 80th birthday in October. “This is a moment of full maturity, personally and musically, and I feel prepared to do this work.”
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