SECCA is proud to announce Orquesta Akokan will headline Crossroads @ SECCA #021!!
Sunday, September 09, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m. | McChesney Scott Dunn Auditorium
Advance tickets are $25 for general admission and $35 for VIP tickets (reserved seating, one custom letterpress show poster per ticket order & other sponsor giveaways), and $30 for general admission and $40 for VIP tickets when purchased on the day of the show. Children under the age of five are welcome and will be granted free admission.
"The Crossroads series has endeavored to bring world-class musicians to Winston-Salem, and we've been successful in doing that since our first show in February 2011," said Andy Tennille, SECCA Foundation board member and curator of the concert series. "Yet, for the first time in our seven-year history, we're reaching out beyond our nation's borders to bring in Orquesta Akokán, an amazing Cuban orchestra straight from Havana to be our first international artist presented on the SECCA stage. We couldn't be more excited."
Doors will open at 5 p.m. and music will begin at 7 p.m. Food trucks and beer from Foothills Brewing will be available for purchase.
About Orquesta Akokán
Straight out of Havana, Cuba comes Orquesta Akokán - a blazing presentation of deeply soulful mambo reminiscent of Benny Moré and banda gigante of the 1940's and 50's. The album boasts all original songs and was recorded at the historic state run Areito Studio with Cuba's finest players, young and old, led by the venerable and dynamic singer José "Pepito" Gómez, produced by Chulo Records' Jacob Plasse, with arrangements by Michael Eckroth. The ferocious and pedigreed wind and rhythm sections consist of musicians from storied groups including Irakere and Los Van Van. Robust, time-tested musical architectures of son cubano and mambo are honored and futurized through a synthesis of grammatical and compositional styles of Havana, New York, and beyond. Spring 2018 will find this brand new project released on Daptone Records; their first Spanish language album, one recorded outside of Daptone's studios, yet bursting with the label's innate sense of soul, fine-tuned attention to sonic detail, and songcraft that's timeless and immaculate.
About Crossroads @ SECCA
Launched in 2011, the Crossroads @ SECCA concert series aims to provide attendees with an extraordinary evening of music, art, food and drink featuring world-class musicians in an intimate concert environment. To date, the series has hosted Lucinda Williams, Gillian Welch, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Leon Russell, Jim White, The South Memphis String Band, David Grisman & Del McCoury, Charles Walker & the Dynamites, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Justin Townes Earle, Phil Cook, David Holt Band, Amythyst Kiah, Lonnie Holley, Ben Sollee, Caleb Caudle, Loamlands, Dean & Britta, William Tyler, Patterson Hood, Hiss Golden Messenger, Odyssey 5, Love Language, Estrangers, Chris Stamey and the Blind Boys of Alabama.
"SECCA's Crossroads concert series has secured a firm foothold as one of the Piedmont's most innovative and maybe even the Triad's premiere concert series."
Ryan Snyder, Yes! Weekly