Orquesta Akokán combine a brassy big-band feel with the dynamics of Cuban music

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Original Load Date Oct. 19, 2021, 7 a.m.
Last Updated Oct. 19, 2021, 7 a.m.
Original URL https://chicagoreader.com/music/orquesta-akokan-cuban-music/

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[ Orquesta Akokán ][91] , a big band with members split between New York and Cuba, are a musical catchall for culture, history, and genre. These players have worked with Chucho Valdés, Irakere, Los Van Van, and other historically hefty groups, and in Akokán they traffic in vivid music that draws on ...