Blue Note Jazz Club announces two new shows with Cuban visionary Cimafunk
Today, historic New York Blue Note Jazz Club announces two evenings with a Cuban visionary musician Cimafunk. On August 26 and September 2, at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Cimafunk will present his âelectrifying combination of funk & soulâ (Rolling Stone) and âhypnotic performanceâ (Wall Street Journal) at New York’s premier jazz club.
Cimafunk’s Blue Note shows – the first American show since debuting at the Blue Note Jazz Club in 2019 – mark the Cuban funk sensation’s only appearances in New York City in 2021 and are part of its upcoming limited tour of the Northeast. In June, he starred in Blue Note’s Miami Summer series alongside Big Freedia and The Soul Rebels and made a special appearance on Robert Glasper’s electrifying set. In addition to their upcoming tour, Cimafunk is set to release some new music, including a much anticipated collaboration with one of funk’s biggest names and another Blue Note performer.
âI can’t wait to bring the Blue Note down with Afro-Cuban funk. It’s been exactly two years since our last Blue Note concerts and we have a lot of new music and a lot of surprises; really great stuff, âsays Cimafunk. âWe love New York. We love the blue note. And we’re bringing the funk straight from Cuba to the Big Apple.
âMy group and I are filled with emotion, suffering from the hardships Cubans endure and the repression suffered by peaceful protesters. We feel blessed to share our music with the world and to try to find peace and understanding through culture, âhe added.
âCimafunk is one of the most extraordinary, culturally significant and powerful artists and individuals we are proud to work with,â said Alex Kurland, Director of Programming at Blue Note. âHis grace, wisdom, explosive style and strength as a performer is why he truly is a phenomenon, pioneering a whole funky progressive music movement. It is a sincere honor to work with and present Cimafunk to Blue Note, not only because he is a sensational, progressive and versatile artist, but because he is an extraordinary and special person who deserves the utmost respect, recognition and opportunity. We are grateful to Cimafunk performing at Blue Note and we are infinitely excited for these upcoming specials. “
Cimafunk’s supporting partners at Blue Note New York include globalFEST, Remezcla, and SummerStage in Central Park.
Tickets for Cimafunk’s Blue Note shows can be purchased at https://www.bluenotejazz.com
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