Juan De Marcos González, the arranger and co-founder of the famed Buena Vista Social Club, has a mission to show the world the wealth, diversity and vitality of Cuban music. His work with the Afro-Cuban All Stars, Buena Vista Social Club, Ruben González, Ibrahim Ferrer, Sierra Maestra and others has made an extraordinary contribution to raising the profile of Cuban music throughout the world.
The Shedd Institute was proud to introduce Juan De Marco and his extraordinary Afro-Cuban All Stars to Eugene in 2008 for an extraordinary, electric evening at the Hult Center's Silva Concert Hall. We are extremely pleased to bring them back, this time at The Shedd's Jaqua Concert Hall.
The Afro-Cuban All Stars spans 4 generations of musicians ranging from the age of 81 to 13: Rubén González, Eliades Ochoa, Ibrahim Ferrer, Manuel "Guajiro" Mirabal Vázquez, Omara Portuondo, Orlando López Vergara aka "Cachaito", Bárbaro Alberto Torres Delgado aka "Barbarito Torres", Manuel Licea aka "Puntillita", Raúl Planas, Félix Valoy, Richard Egües, José Antonio "Maceo" Rodriguez, Pio Leyva, and the young Julienne Oviedo Sánchez.