What CubaNOLA has been Doing

Monday, April 28Doors at 7PM House of Blues New Orleans225 Decatur Street
Thursday, August 21
8 + 10 PM
The Prime Example
1909 N. Broad St.


   Tursday, October 16, 2014
   8 + 10 PM
   The Prime Example Jazz Club
   1909 N. Broad St.


Los Caballeros del Son are back by popular demand for this October concert. This will be an augmented version of the group with original members, new members and friends of the group coming together to make beautiful traditional Cuban music.

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  Alexey Martí & Urban Minds AT THE PRIME EXAMPLE

Thursday, September 18, 2014
8 + 10 PM
The Prime Example Jazz Club
1909 N. Broad St.

Alexey Martí is a powerful percussionist from Havana, Cuba who is at the forefront of the new Latin music scene in New Orleans. Alexey founded his group, Urban Minds, a little over a year ago to explore all of the music that he loves including jazz, funk, Afro-Cuban folklore, salsa, son, rumba, and New Orleans rhythms.

The Prime Example Jazz Club, under the proprietorship of Julius Kimbrough Sr., partnered with DJ Soul Sister and WWOZ 90.7 FM to start the Thursday Nights Swingin’ weekly jazz series in 2011.  He is now expanding the scope of Thursday Nights Swingin’, in partnership with The CubaNOLA Arts Collective, to include Latin jazz on the third Thursday of every month.

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   Thursday, August 21, 2014
   8 + 10 PM
   The Prime Example Jazz Club
   1909 N. Broad St.

Los Caballeros del Son will kicked off The CubaNOLA Arts Collective’s new monthly Latin Jazz concert series at The Prime Example Jazz Club.  Los Caballeros del Son are one of the premiere Latin music groups currently performing in South Lousiana. The group plays traditional Cuban “Son” music. “Son” is the foundation of all Cuban dance music and originally hails from Eastern Cuba.

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JOrge Luis Pacheco at piano night 2014 


Monday, April 28, 2014 
Doors at 7 PM
House of Blues New Orleans
225 Decatur Street

One of Cuba’s most extraordinary pianists, Jorge Luis Pacheco was the only pianist to be invited to perform with Wynton Marsalis on his closing night in Havana in October, 2010. His current CD was produced by multi Grammy winner Chucho Valdes.  Don't miss this chance to see him perform live at The 26th Annual Piano Night, a benefit for WWOZ that has become a tradition among New Orleans music lovers and loyal fans all over the world.

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photo by Linh Pham

Julio Padrón & Cuban Feeling at Prime Example Jazz Club

Julio Padron

   April 10, 2014
   Sets at 8 + 10 PM 

   The Prime Example Jazz Club 
   1909 N Broad St


 Julito is the trumpeter and vocalist for Interactivo and his jazz project is one of the hottest music group's in Havana right now. Don't miss the opportunity to see the original music from this seasoned and innovative jazz great.

...Read more about Julio Padrón...

photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee - rhrphoto.com

interactivo with dj ro and other special guests live at tipitina'sINTERACTIVO

The Official After Party of the Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival
March 22, 2014

501 Napoleon Ave

INTERACTIVO is a visionary all-star novísima trova band from Havana, Cuba that combines timba, the high energy urban Cuban style of salsa, and novísima trova, the latest incarnation of Cuban style troubadour songs, with funk, jazz, R&B and hip-hop.   

...Read More about INTERACTIVO in Residence...

photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee, RHRphoto.com

Comanche Hunters Big Chief KEKE Live at Lincoln Center - january 17 & january 18

Keith Gibson by Richie Drouant The CubaNOLA Arts Collective
is proud to assist Jazz at Lincoln Center in presenting
Big Chief Keith Gibson as a guest artist
in JLCO Fresh Sounds: Ted Nash & Victor Goines

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Photo by Richie Drouant

Omni in residence in New Orleans


Omni is performing Monday, November 25 at 6:30 pm

at SIBERIA! (new location) Doors at 6pm 

2227 St. Claude Ave, New Orleans

Sliding Scale: $5-$50 (100% of funds raised will support Omni's work in Cuba.)

Omni is performing this one-time only show with some New Orleans favorites, including FreeQuency, D-Nice and Free.

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Piki Mendizabal art

Piki mendizabal and Latin American Art at OCH Art Market

Saturday, October 12: 10am to 3pm

 Piki Mendizabal, a New Orleans-based visual artist from Cuba, will be represented the CubaNOLA Arts Collective at the Oretha Castle Haley Latino Arts Market to wrap up Hispanic Heritage Month.  The October OCH Market is dedicated to Latin American art.

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Paseis New Orleans, Un Paseo: a Stroll, a Walk, an Excursion, a Journey

Paseos Por New Orleans: Oral history and poster exhibit 

On display: Septembeer 20, - October 25, 2013
Ashé Cultural Arts Center: 
1712 Oretha Castle Haley, New Orleans

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Obsesion - September 28 & 30, 2013

 Bringing funky, socially conscious Hip-Hop from Havana to New Orleans.  This duo has been integral to the formation of Hip-Hop culture in Cuba since 1996.

Both events are free and open to the public.

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Paseos Por New Orleans: poster exhibit OPening Reception

Sunday, September 22, 2013
Ashé Cultural Arts Center:  1712 Oretha Castle Haley, New Orleans

Paseos Por New Orleans is a bilingual exhibit and oral history project presenting portraits of Latina/o cultural activists living in Southeast Louisiana.  The reception will feature performances by individuals represented in the exhibit.

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Jorge Luis Pacheco - jazz piano player

Jorge Luis Pacheco Trio - Friday, September 20, 2013

A rare opportunity to experience the next generation of contemporary Cuban music:  Cuban piano player, Jorge Luis Pacheco is making waves in the Havana jazz scene.  At Snug Harbor his trio will make its formal New Orleans debut with Ivan Llanes Montejo on drums and percussion, and Carlos Mena on bass. 

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Interactivo 2012Interactivo - March 24-27, 2012

Visionary, all-star Cuban band Interactivo, made their 1st ever appearance in the USA at Congo Square Rhythms Festival. Experience Havana’s top novísima trova group with 12 performers including band leader Robertico Carcassés.

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Vecinos 2011Vecinos - Comiskey Park - October 2, 2011

Neighbors came together to experience LatiNola - 3rd Annual Hispanic Cultural Festival - Hispaic Heritage Month. Live music, soccer, a health fair, traditional games, children’s activities and fun for the whole family.

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VECINOS - Fall, 2010

Neighbors came together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with music, food, and fun for the whole family.

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Creole Tomato Festival - June 11-13, 2010

CubaNOLA returned to the French Market Creole Tomato Festival for the third year to sell beer June 11-13, 2010.

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Roberto Carcassés

Roberto Carcassés - November 2009

Roberto Carcassés, one of Havana’s top jazz funk musicians and leader of a new movement in Cuban music, made his first visit to New Orleans.
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A Stroll Through Havana - A Photographic JourneyA Stroll Through Havana -
A Photographic Journey
 - November 16, 2009

Visiting Cuban photographer Hector Delgado showcased his collection of photos capturing everyday moments of life in Havana.
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Vecinos - A Celebration Between NeighborsVecinos - Village de L’est - October 25, 2009

Neighbors came together to enjoy live music, soccer, a health fair, traditional games, children’s activities and fun for the whole family.
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Afro-Cuban Jazz in New OrleansAfro-Cuban Jazz in New Orleans - April 2008

Renowned Cuban jazz saxophonist Yosvany Terry in concert with Ye-dé-gbé & the Afro-Cuban Legacy project - four days of Afro-Cuban dance and percussion classes with the group at A Studio at Colton.
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Cuba New Orleans Tourism TripCuba - New Orleans Tour - April 17-27, 2009

10 non-stop days of music and dance classes, parties, concerts, parades and more in New Orleans, with Yosvany Terry's Afro-Cuban Ye-de-gbe Project, the ReBirth Brass Band and Cuban hip hop group Orishas.
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Veconos - Unity in the CommunityVecinos - 7th ward - March 29, 2009

A spring neighborhood festival with music, food, children's activities, and a community health fair. Featuring Captain Charles, bounce, brass bands, spoken word and more!
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Gabriel Alegría (Afroperuvian Jazz Sextet)Gabriel Alegría (Afro-perúvian Jazz Sextet) - February 28, 2008

Trumpeter and composer Gabriel Alegría returned to New Orleans with some of Peru’s finest jazz musicians to perform the intoxicating polyrhythmic jazz of coastal Perú.
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Juan-Carlos Formell"Johnny's Dream Club" CD Release - April 2008

The CubaNOLA Arts Collective presents grammy-nominated Cuban composer/guitarist/vocalist Juan-Carlos Formell for the release of his new album "Johnny’s Dream Club" which was recorded in New Orleans in April 2008.
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Tour Peru with Gabriel AlegriaTour Perú with Gabriel Alegria and the band - July 31 - August 10, 2008

Considering the energy and joy found in each of Gabriel’s Performance, imagine the uplifting experience of 10 days on the road with the band. We led a first-class tour of Perú including entertainment, spectacular scenery, music, and the best cuisine in the New World.
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Juan-Carlos FormellJuan-Carlos Formell April 2008

The CubaNOLA Arts Collective presented the return of Grammy-nominated Cuban composer/guitarist JUAN-CARLOS FORMELL to New Orleans to launch his new project, "Johnny's Dream Club."  Immediately following the concerts, Formell and his band recorded the CD at Piety Street Studios.
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Photo exhibit - Santiago de Cuba"Santiago de Cuba: ReBirth & Congas en la Calle" - February 2008

Photo exhibit

Experience the cultural explosion of the ReBirth Brass Band and Conga music parades in the streets of the Los Hoyos neighborhood during Carnaval in Santiago de Cuba.
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