GLOBAL | LOCAL III: Kiki Valera y su Son Cubano

  • July 7, 2024 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • PS21 "Open-Air" Pavilion Theater (General Admission)

    2980 New York 66
    Chatham, New York 12037
Ticket Price $15.00-$35.00 Buy Tickets


Kiki Valera y su Son Cubano (Cuba) 

July 7 at PS21 Pavilion Theater

Fourth-generation descendant of La Familia Valera Miranda, the band that brought son Cubano to worldwide popularity in the twentieth century, master cuatro player Kiki Valera continues the tradition at the head of his ensemble. With its Spanish and African origins, call-and-response format, and infectious percussion beats, Son Cubano is at the root of many contemporary musical genres, from mambo and salsa to jazz and cha-cha-chá. As composer and director of Kiki Valera y su Son Cubano, he leads an ensemble of internationally acclaimed artists including vocalists Coco Freeman, former lead singer of Adalberto Alvarez y su Son and NG La Banda, Carlos Cascante, three-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist of the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, trompetista Alexis Baró, and percussionist Pedro Vargas Oliva, veteran of the Barbarito Torres Band.

GLOBAL | LOCAL: Musical Worlds Meet at PS21 

Our new season-long series features musicians from across the world and from our backyard. The series examines the intersection of two ideas: the continuing need to open our minds to international art and perspectives, and the growing importance of local community, place, and togetherness in an increasingly decentralized and digitized world. PS21 resides in a hotbed of creativity—the Hudson Valley—and many of its finest musicians will be presented alongside world-class international acts in this summer-long series.


Date & Time

Sun, Jul 7, 2024 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Venue Details

PS21 "Open-Air" Pavilion Theater (General Admission)

2980 New York 66
Chatham, New York 12037 PS21 "Open-Air" Pavilion Theater (General Admission)
PS/21 Inc

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About PS21

A vibrant center for contemporary performance in the Hudson Valley, PS21 “presents work that challenges and invites” (The New York Times): adventurous productions by leading and emerging American and international artists in music, dance, and theater, and visionaries creating entirely new genres. On our open-air Pavilion Theater stage, across our expansive, unspoiled grounds, and in the diverse surrounding communities, PS21 cultivates and presents productions that transcend aesthetic boundaries and revitalize existing artistic languages and grammars. Throughout the year, we host developmental residencies for dancers, musicians, actors, and creators of original, even unclassifiable new work. Rooted in community collaboration, PS21’s programming engages creatively with critical global and social issues. It is a mecca for innovative and original artistic voices, a destination for performance that can be experienced nowhere else in the region. PS21’s Pavilion Theater is a green-energy marvel surrounded by 100 acres of unspoiled meadows, trails, and woodlands that are a haven to wildlife and visitors across the region.  Integrated into our unspoiled campus, the theater embodies our commitments to the public: open, inviting, and optimized for their enjoyment and encouraging citizen expression and participation.


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