May 4, 2018
Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU
“This Cuban soul singer is on fire right now, burning up the stages wherever she plays. With her strong and powerful voice, she’s reigniting the Cuban soundtrack.” —NPR
With exceptional warmth, powerful presence and unmistakable virtuosity that belies her young age, Daymé Arocena is a stunning jazz vocalist. Born and raised in Havana, her conservatory training is blended with Cuba’s cultural foundations. Her distinctive sound features Santeria chant, fluid jazz stylings and a nuanced Afro-Cuban soulfulness. With an unforgettable charisma you can feel, once you hear her voice, you won’t forget her name.
Sponsored in part by the Proviant Group:
This engagement of Daymé Arocena is made possible through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.