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Sounds of Cuba: Bobi Céspedes

March 21, 2020
Bing Studio

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Updated March 16, 2020: In response to domestic coronavirus developments, Stanford University is strongly discouraging all large-scale university gatherings, effective March 4 through May 15. Stanford Live, in compliance with the university’s decision, is moving to cancel large-scale performances within this time frame. This performance has been canceled—read more.

Gladys “Bobi” Céspedes has been at the forefront of representing and promoting Cuban music in the Bay Area and the United States for over 40 years. On her new album, Mujer Y Cantante, Bobi Céspedes thrills us with her prowess as woman and singer. Boldly celebrating the strength acquired through her rich familial and cultural legacy, Bobi pays tribute to the forces that sustain her music and nourish her spirit. She wears the mantle of a seasoned sonera, surrendering fully to the Cuban son in her most traditional album to date.

This performance will feature Bobi Céspedes (band leader, lead vocalist, and chekeré), Marco Díaz (musical director, piano, and trumpet), Julio Pérez (bongos and small percussion), Javier Navarrette (congas), Steve Senft-Herrera (bass), Jose Roberto Hernández (guitar and vocals), and Lichy Fuentes (vocals and small percussion).

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