The UGA Performing Arts Center will present the Havana Cuba All-Stars Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall in a program called “Cuban Nights.”
The band is celebrating a new era in Cuban-American relations with the Asere Tour; asere is Cuban for “friendship.” The tour marks the U.S. debut of the All-Stars.
Comprised of Cuba’s most prominent musicians, the Havana Cuba All-Stars is devoted to promoting the entire tapestry of Cuban music. The “Cuban Nights” program draws its inspiration for the traditional Cuban Son, which is the root of most Salsa music today. The All-Stars have created and maintained the songs and music of the rich culture of the Cuban people, staying true to an acoustic base while developing a fresh sound with inventive songwriting.
Tickets for the concert are $26-$41. They can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center, online at pac.uga.edu or by calling the box office at 706-542-4400. UGA students can purchase tickets for $6 with valid a UGA ID, limit one ticket per student.