Program of the Week, April 18: Eagle Jazz

Wednesday from 8 -10 pm Hosted by NCCU Jazz Studies Faculty & Ben Boddie

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As Cuba Changes, Orquesta Akokán Revives The Golden Age Of Mambo

The members of Orquesta Akokán hail from both Cuba and the U.S., assembled by vocalist and composer José "Pepito" Gómez. They recorded their debut album live to tape in just three days.

Producer Jacob Plasse and vocalist José “Pepito” Gómez share how they recorded the band’s debut in Havana’s legendary Areito Studios and what their team-up symbolizes for Cuban-American relations.

(Image credit: Adrien H. Tillmann/Courtesy of the artist)

from Jazz : NPR