Juan De Marcos Gonzalez is a Cuban bandleader, the architect of the legendary Afro-Cuban All Stars, (the foundation for The Buena Vista Social Club) and the founder of another successful Cuban band, Sierra Maestra. To Juan de Marcos, music is religious medicine. Finding spiritual solace playing the sacred rhythms of his ancestors; Juan De Marcos’ compositions often evoke healing memories in his audiences.
As a child in a musical household Juan de Marcos was trained at the feet of the Maestros. From his father, Marcos Gonzalez; a singer for Arsenio Rodriguez’s Orchestra; to his Tio (Uncle), famed pianist of the Buena Vista Social Club; Ruben Gonzalez, Juan’s mission is the preservation of his rich musical inheritance. He arranged, conducted, and produced The Buena Vista Social Club recordings to fulfill a dream; creating musical tributes that cured like a fountain of youth for those Cuban musicians whose era was thought long gone. Gonzalez became a bridge builder connecting the past and the future, the elders with the youth.
Juan De Marcos’ melodic story authenticates the blessing of his African ancestors. Gonzalez has a special formula for each and every performance. There is always a tremendous “fiesta” happening on stage, with an “All Star” cast of Cuba’s finest musicians to include his daughters and wife; culminating in an unforgettable show reminiscent of a night in La Habana of today, tomorrow and yester year.
JUAN DE MARCOS & THE AFRO CUBAN ALL STARS 2013 US TOUR
2013 US Tour Includes New Album Release!
Washington, DC December 1, 2012- Cuban heat is coming to 25 American cities this winter when Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars tour the US. From Saturday, February 2nd in Anchorage, Alaska to Sunday March 24th, in Washington, DC; the Afro-Cuban All Stars make stops from west to east with extended performances in Seattle, San Francisco, and New York City. See a complete tour schedule below.
The Afro-Cuban All Stars Orchestra is a creation of acclaimed Cuban producer, Juan de Marcos Gonzalez. Deemed the “Quincy Jones” of Cuba, he built his orchestra using Cuba’s best musicians & vocalists.
Juan de Marcos is available for interviews via phone from December 5, 2012 to January 25, 2013 and in person during the tour in select locations. Please contact Miriam Machado-Jones at 301-379-4935, Elva Mason at 434-825-5142, or Vernon Keith Jones 404-312-4188 to schedule an interview.
Click Here To See The 2013 Tour Schedule
Elva Mason 434.825.5142
Mimi Machado-Jones 301.379.4935
V. Keith Jones 404.312.4188
For More Info & to listen go to http://www.afrocubanallstarsonline.com/en/