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The Oak City Collective Presents:

The Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet

All Ages
Thursday, January 11
Doors: 8pm Show: 9pm
$18 to $22


The Afro-Peruvian Sextet was established in 2005.  The ensemble’s insistently inventive program of traditional Afro-Peruvian music transformed by Gabriel Alegría’s highly personal synthesis of folkloric Afro-Peruvian rhythms, jazz, and other musical strains has led to a signature accomplishment: developing the band’s patented blend of deep scholarship and playfulness into a touring experience that conveys a vast knowledge of the music and, perhaps more importantly, transmits black music from coastal Perú as a way of life to its audiences.

Each member of the Sextet is not only a master musician but also a dedicated and experienced educator.  During more than ten years on the road together, the mission of the band has incessantly been to spread the joy and love of Afro-Peruvian music around the world.  This has happened both on the stage and through workshops, master classes, after-hour hangs and even cooking (as food and music are inseparable in Afro-Peruvian musical culture, the band is never shy to demonstrate!)  As trumpet master Bobby Shew once commented “hanging out with these people is a chapter in your life!”

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