Miami Light Project and FUNDarte Present

Global Cuba Fest 2018 – Dafnis Prieto Sextet in Concert

March 16, 2018
Friday at 8:00PM

The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse | 404 NW 26th Street | Wynwood

This season, Miami Light Project and FUNDarte celebrate the best Cuban music from around the world with Global Cuba Fest 2018, an annual music series consistently presenting a new spectrum of music from the island of Cuba.

This year, we kick off the the series at The Light Box with  Dafnis Prieto, one of the leading drummers and composers of his generation. Known for his inventive, sensitive playing and propulsive rhythm, his compositions, like his playing style, bristle with confidence, emotion, and energy, weaving musical narratives that are inviting and reflect the expansive musical influences that permeate his life.

Eventbrite - Global Cuba Fest 2018 - Dafnis Prieto in Concert

“Cuban drummer, Dafnis Prieto’s crisp rhythms are good for jazz.”



Since arriving in the U.S. from Cuba in 1999, Dafnis Prieto has been fearless in his vision, playing and writing across styles, always with a forward-looking eye. Prieto has composed for numerous configurations — trios, quartets, quintets, sextets, and big bands — amassing a catalog of more than 50 original works featured on more than 10 albums. His compositions, known for their grace and subtlety, mixing lush melodies with polyrhythm, range from classical chamber music to Latin jazz, the community in which he’s built his reputation as a trailblazing artist. He earned the prestigious MacArthur Foundation fellowship (the “Genius” grant) in 2011; his citation noted that his “rhythmically adventurous compositions combine a range of musical vocabularies” and that he “transposes elements from his Afro-Cuban musical heritage onto a jazz drum kit.”