Orquesta Akokán: “If you went to a music industry person with this idea, some marketing asshole in New York… forget it” | Songlines
Monday, November 25, 2019

Orquesta Akokán: “If you went to a music industry person with this idea, some marketing asshole in New York… forget it”

By Kim Burton

A new Cuban big band are making waves. All the more surprising for the fact that Orquesta Akokán are a collaboration of first-class Cuban and American musicians. Kim Burton tells their story so far

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Orquesta Akokán (photo: Adrien H Tillmann)

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