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45 Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona: Chucho Valdés & The Afro-Cuban Messengers

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Time Out says

Chucho Valdés' return to the city will mark one of the great moments during the Voll-Damm International Jazz Festival of Barcelona, which, in this 45th edition, will pay tribute to his father, Bebo, who passed away this year, and with whom he shared the stage in his last appearance at the festival. Valdés presents his new album, 'Border-Free', the second album he's made with the Afro-Cuban Messengers, which delves into an investigation without borders of the musical roots of the native peoples of America. It's an exciting work, with a nod to his recently deceased parents, and with vibrant music that establishes connections between the cultures of modern-day Native Americans and the Africans who arrived in Cuba as slaves. Chucho considers it one of his most important works.


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