APR 2018 20 FRI 8 pm
Jazz | Cuba
Daymé ArocenaThe Loft
  • Sec A $30
  • Sec B $23
  • GA $18
  • UCSD Student $9
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About

“Still in her mid-20s, Daymé Arocena is Cuba’s finest young female singer.”—The Guardian

Raised in Havana, Daymé Arocena has quickly become the voice for a new generation of talented Cuban millennials who are reimagining their African roots through a lens that filters jazz, soul, and funk. Acclaimed by Vice magazine as “the world’s next jazz phenomenon,” Arocena garners comparisons to musical giants Nina Simone and Celia Cruz. Her powerful singing and buoyant music defy expectations, drawing on the rhythms of Afro-Cuban traditions, the nimble athleticism of jazz, and the catchy hooks of pop melodies. The songstress is also an avid practitioner of Santería, an Afro-Caribbean religion based on Yoruba beliefs, and its chants and rhythms are as important to her music as jazz and Cuban neo-soul.

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Bites & Beverages

Our partner restaurant, Zanzibar at The Loft, is a creative American bistro serving lunch and dinner, as well as adventurous wine and beer options to keep you comfortably satiated. Zanzibar will be opened at 7 pm for dining.

Parking

The closest parking structure is Gilman Parking Structure located at the intersection of Gilman Drive and Russell Lane. Parking permit pay stations are located on every level.

UC San Diego Partner

International Center

Sponsor

This engagement of Daymé Arocena is made possible through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
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