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Friday 08/07
Los Van Van @ The Howard Theatre
$40 / $50
"A huge music machine with gears and cogs and cylinders all churning simultaneously" - Peter Watrous, New York Times "The undisputed king of Cuban dance orchestras and one of the most influential forces ever in Afro-Cuban music" - Los Angeles Times Searock Music LLC proudly announces the U.S. 2015 tour of Formell y Los Van Van, Cuba’s legendary, Grammy-winning dance orchestra. Heralded as Cuba’s greatest dance orchestra and known throughout the world for their iconic live performances, Los Van Van return to North America, reuniting with Leo Tizol, the producer and creative force behind their 1996 debut tour of the U.S. Founded in 1969 by Juan Formell, Los Van Van continue to dominate as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of contemporary Afro-Caribbean music. Fans can expect to hear the group’s greatest hits along with work from their more current CD releases. Continuing the legacy of the late Juan Formell, his son Samuel, the band's artistic director, has left no doubt that the group will follow the footsteps of his father. The tour of Los Van Van will present compositions from their latest production entitled La Fantasia ("The Fantasy"), a collection of danceable tracks incorporating innovative, contemporary arrangements of Juan Formell’s hits from past “La Fantasia es el mejor album de los Van Van” - Samuel Formell