Cuban jazz funk phenomenon Cimafunk announces New York residency
Jazz-funk avant-garde Cimafunk, one of the brightest and most exciting figures in Cuban music of recent years, has announced a two-show residency at one of New York’s most legendary venues .
The Blue Note Jazz Club will host two historic events on August 26 and September 2, with two shows per evening, starting at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. The announcement comes after the Cuban artist appeared in Blue Note’s Miami Summer series last June, where he shared the stage with Big Freeda, The Soul Rebels and Robert Glasper, even taking the stage with the group from this. latest. The performance is the second time he will play New York’s jazz hangout, after selling two shows in 2019.
Cimafunk expressed his enthusiasm for the live appearance, saying in a press release: “I can’t wait to bring down the house again at the Blue Note […] We love New York. We love the blue note. And we’re bringing the funk straight from Cuba to the Big Apple. He also took the opportunity to express his feelings about what is happening in his homeland right now. Cimafunk says: “My group and I are filled with emotion, suffering from the hardships Cubans are going through and the repression suffered by peaceful protesters. We feel blessed to share our music with the world and to try to find peace and understanding through culture.
Cimafunk first rose to prominence in 2018 with his song “Me Voy”, a hit in his native Cuba. The musician has become a popular and critical figure thanks to his original approach to jazz-funk which borrows freely from many rich musical traditions of Cuba. He has transcended borders, performing at festivals like SXSW, appearing in NPR’s acclaimed Tiny Desk Concert series, and touring the United States extensively.
Cimafunk is set to release new music later this year, even going so far as to tease a “much anticipated” collaboration in the press release. It’s exciting to see all that is happening for the Afro-Cuban funk artist.