Afrokan Quintet

  • When: 4th Mar 12:00pm
  • Where: Colombo St
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Headed up by Afro-Cuban musician Rafael Ferrer Noel, AfroKan* plays 100% authentic Afro-Cuban Jazz and is collaboration between graduates of the NZ School of Music and resident Afro-Latino musicians.

Line-up includes Ayrton Foote (Keyboard), Jacqui Nyman (Bass Guitar), Mikey Trujillo Rodríguez (Bongo) and Rachelle Eastwood (Flute) and Rafael Ferrer Noel (Lead Vocals and Congas)

Repetoire includes compositions by Afro-Cuban Jazz greats such as Chucho Valdéz, Carlos “Patato” Valdéz, Poncho Sánchez, Rubén González and Orlando “Maraca” Valle amongst others.

*AfroKan is a Yoruba term used in Cuba meaning Afrikano de Corazón – Afrikan at Heart.