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Film, Video Changüí Majadero

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  • Changüí Majadero


  • A concert of Cuban roots music by the California group Changüí Majadero.

Event Date

  • September 30, 2020


  • -  Founded by tres guitarist and vocalist Gabriel García, Changüí Majadero was the result of García's pivotal pilgrimage to the Guantanamo region of Cuba, where he learned the changüí from the living masters of the style and was inspired to spread the spirit of Cuban folkloric music mixed with a dash of East Los Angeles grit. Changüí is the predecessor of son cubano and salsa, a style of music specifically from the region of Guantanamo, Cuba. Its origins can be traced back to the 1800s, during the days of slavery in Cuba. Changüí is to Cuba and Latin America what the blues and early jazz is to American music. Changüí Majadero has played their modern take on changüí in such disparate settings such as Lincoln Center, SF Jazz, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Dodger Stadium.

Running Time

  • 42 minutes 23 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image

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