Magical musicality meets exquisite showmanship with Bridgeport-based salsa band Orquesta Afinke, led by trombonist Tito Planas and percussionist Samuel Diaz Jr, who combine Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Boleros, Plena, and Latin Jazz in original compositions.
His sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and powerful guitar riffs, relinquish a conventional stereotype that exemplifies much of the Latin music landscape. 2022 Grammy winner Alex Cuba's musical evolution for years was all about searching for the simplicity and soul in Cuban music – taking apart the complex arrangements, mixing it with North American influences, adopting the melodic simplicity of pop music, looking to Cuban folk traditions for inspiration – he’s always exploring, always creating something fresh and new, and always, it seems, getting it just right."
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