AfroKan Afro-Cuban Jazz Quintet

Where: The Rogue and Vagabond, 18 Garrett St, Wellington

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

AfroKan is a Yoruba term used in Cuba meaning Afrikano de Corazón – Afrikan at Heart.

Headed up by Afro-Cuban musician Rafael Ferrer Noel, AfroKan plays 100% authentic Afro-Cuban Jazz and is collaboration between graduates of the New Zealand School of Music and resident Afro-Latino musicians.

Line-up includes:
- Aryton Foote (Keyboard)
- Jacqui Nyman (Bass Guitar)
- Mikey Trujillo Rodríguez (Bongo)
- Andre Paris (Flute)
- Rafael Ferrer Noel (Lead Vocals and Congas)

Repetoire includes compositions by Afro-Cuban Jazz greats such as Chucho Valdéz, Carlos “Patato” Valdéz, Poncho Sánchez, Rubén González and Orlando “Maraca” Valle amongst others.

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