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Calixto Oviedo’s Cuban Music Train

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Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm

Calixto Oviedo’s Cuban Music Train  Tuesday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m. • Doors open at 6 p.m.**

Tickets: $22 members; $25 non-members; $12.50 students (ages 13+)

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Calixto Oviedo is an inescapable reference point for Cuban percussion in Timba movement in the 1990s.

Calixto Oviedo‘s  career spans 38 years. He was the drummer with NG La Banda during the period that produced many of their greatest recordings, including Santa Palabra, Échale Limón, and El Trágico. In the mid-90’s, he relocated to Sweden, during which time he made an excellent Timba recording, “La Recompensa” with his son Yulién, and other key members of Charanga Habanera. He currently resides in Miami, Florida.

An Independent Musician, Calixto has worked in bands made up of Cuban Timba stars from various groups, such as pianist/arranger Iván Melón González and singer Mariano Pérez Mena.   During his career he has had the opportunity to work and perform with a large number of internationally known musicians, such as: Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Paquito D’Rivera, David Sanchez, Danilo Pérez, Arturo Sandoval, Luis Conte, Ray Barreto, Chucho Valdés, Giovanni Hidalgo,,Willie Colón, Alfredo Rodriguez, Dave Valentin,  Juan Pablo Torres, Emiliano Salvador, Chico Freeman, “Orlando “Maracas” Valle, Tony Martinez, Tata Güines,.

Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax revenues

**The Kumquat Kitchen will be open for dinner. Beverages and snacks will also be available for purchase. No outside food or drinks, please.

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