The Music Plays On — Paquito D’Rivera

Together with the great pianist, Chucho Valdés, the composer and multi-instrumentalist Paquito D’Rivera helped to bring Afro-Cuban jazz to a world-wide audience. In 1967, they helped found the groundbreaking Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna, and in 1973, Irakere, which would achieve international fame.

Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna achieved such a beautiful blend of styles! The combination of…



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Donato Cabrera

Music Director of the California Symphony and Las Vegas Philharmonic