Music on the Esplanade

Cuban Essence

Cuban Essence

Tuesday, July 8
6 – 8 p.m.

Cuban-born composer/director and performer Waldo Ocaña brings a contemporary body of work to life with authentic Afro-Cuban rhythms and concepts in the form of a timba (Cuban salsa) orchestra. Songs of love, life, and dreams are made accessible through lyrics sung in English. Instead of traditional horns for the mambo sections, the arrangements call for singers, harmonizing the beautiful melodies of Cuban Essence.