92YTribeca presents Guateke Cubano, a night of music in celebration of the birthday of Cuba's national hero, Jose Marti.
Hosted by guitarist and trovador Roberto Poveda, Guateke Cubano will feature an eclectic lineup of Cuban and Cuban-American artists who are mixing traditional sounds and rhythms with jazz, blues, rock and funk.
David Oquendo y Habana Tres
Born in Havana, Cuba, David Oquendo is a self-taught musician who absorbed the essence of the Afro-Cuban rhythmical vernacular from his native city. At an early age, Oquendo began playing guitar and singing in several Cuban bands, and became considered one of the best guitar accompanists in Cuba. As an accompanist, he has worked with numerous artists, including Paquito D’Rivera, Marc Anthony, Johnny Ventura and Ray Barreto. With Habana Tres, so titled as a tribute to the postal code of his old neighborhood in Havana, Oquendo brings the dynamic and infectiously danceable Cuban music of the 1950s up to date with a focus on vocals, guitar and percussion.
"Delexilio imbues Cuban rhythms and Latin percussion with a bluesy, bilingual mix of rock and funk." (Billboard) Founded in NYC, Delexilio brings the funk "a lo Cubano," channeling the rhythm of the Cuban son through guitar riffs, mixing rock, hip-hop and funk beats with Cuban cadence, and immersing us in passionate lyrics in English and Spanish.
Alex Fernandez Fox is an independent Cuban-American artist, musician, composer, singer and songwriter. His music resists easy categorization, drawing freely from traditional Cuban music, American folk and jazz, and other influences that find a place in his English and Spanish language compositions. Alex plays acoustic and electric guitars, bass and piano, and performs primarily on the tres, a Cuban cousin of the Spanish guitar.
$12 adv / $15 day of show.