David Buchbinder’s Odessa/ Havana continues the twenty-first season of Sunset Concerts at the Skirball Cultural Center, on Aug. 24 at 8 p.m.
The Toronto-based ensemble explores the exhilarating connections between Jewish and Cuban music. T-Kay of dublab begins the evening by spinning a DJ set at 6:30 p.m.
Sharing Andalusian, Arabic, Roma, Sephardic, and North African ancestry, award-winning Canadian trumpeter David Buchbinder and Grammy-nominated Cuban pianist Hilario Durán team up with a global ensemble of jazz greats to form David Buchbinder’s Odessa/Havana. Their most recent album, “Walk to the Sea,” was awarded a Juno Award in 2014 for World Music Album of the Year. The band is currently working on a new album, Conversations of the Birds, due out this fall.
On Aug. 31, Venezuelan singer Betsayda Machado and the multigenerational band of musicians and dancers La Parranda El Clavo take the stage for the final concert of the season. Hailing from the tiny Venezuelan village El Clavo, where their music ignites parties in the town square, these masterful performers invite audiences to discover, indulge, and celebrate the contagious beats of Afro-Venezuelan soul.
The Skirball Cultural Center is located at 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. For information, visit skirball.org.
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