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Concerts from the Library of Congress: Pick of the Week

Week of October 22, 2021

This Pick of the Week features the 2021 virtual performance of Daymé Arocena (2021)

Full of energy, talent, and charisma, Havana-born jazz vocalist and composer Daymé Arocena comes to the Library to enchant her audience with her rich and powerful vocals. Characterized as “one of the world’s fastest-rising jazz vocalists” by The New Yorker, Arocena brings a program that fuses jazz, Santeria chants, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and contemporary R&B that reflects her cultural and musical upbringing on the island. Compared to such luminaries as Celia Cruz, Aretha Franklin, and Nina Simone (NPR), Arocena promises a program full of color and spirit. In addition to her virtual performance, Arocena will present five short educational videos on Afro-Cuban rhythms, vocal improvisation, and Afro-Cuban influences in music. Finally, she will join a Library curator in a conversation about her life and music.

Presented in cooperation with the Revada Foundation of the Logan family.

Pick of the Week-October 22, 2021


Daymé Arocena, vocals
Jorge Luis Lagarza, piano
Rafael Aldama, bass
Marcos Morales, drums
Pablo Dewin, videographer and video co-editor


“Trilogia: Oya, Oshun & Yemaya”
“Not for Me”
“Para el Amor: Cantar!”
“Maybe Tomorrow”
“Menuet para un Corazón”
“El Ruso”
“Mambo Na Ma”
“La Rumba Me Llamo Yo”

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