World Music Institute Presents Daymé Arocena  at (le) Poisson Rouge

The performance is set for November 11.

By: Oct. 04, 2021

World Music Institute Presents Daymé Arocena  at (le) Poisson Rouge Daymé Arocena will perform on Thursday, November 11 at (le) poisson rouge.

Doors: 7PM | Show: 8PM
158 Bleecker St Manhattan
Tickets: $25 First 100 GA tickets | $30 Advanced GA | $35 Day of Show | $50 VIP - reserved seating

Cuban singer Daymé Arocena made a big splash in 2015, with her international debut album Nueva Era, which garnered extensive critical acclaim in North America and Europe.

Born in Havana in 1992, Daymé was accepted at nine years old into one of the country's prestigious music schools, and studied a choir-directing course rooted in Western classical tradition. At the same time, she grew up steeped in Afro-Cuban musical and religion at home - where she absorbed the rites and rituals of the Yoruba spiritual practice of Santeria. She began performing semi-professionally when she was eight years old; at the age of 14, she became the lead singer of the band Los Primos, and in her 20s she helped create the all-female jazz ensemble Alami.

Today, Daymé is an international icon; a singer, composer, and choir director who seamlessly embodies Cuba's intertwined musical currents: Western classical tradion, jazz, and the deep reservoir of Afro-Cuban sounds.

Dayme Arocena will also join WMI online, on Monday, November 8th, as part of our free, ongoing virtual series, WMI Plus At Home. Click Here For Event Info In a conversation with award-winning music writer and author Ned Sublette, Daymé will welcome us into her studio and home and will share music and stories about her musical journey. Daymé will also answer attendee questions at the end of the session.

WMI continues to present this free, monthly, online series, with Lokua Kanza on October 11, and more to come. See WMI's full Fall/Winter schedule, with venue, artist, and ticketing information at the WMI website.

Founded in 1985 as a not-for-profit, World Music Institute (WMI) has served as one of the leading presenters of world music and dance within the United States. WMI is committed to presenting the best in traditional and contemporary music and dance from around the world with the goal of inspiring wonder for the world's rich cultural traditions, promoting awareness and appreciation and encouraging cross-cultural dialog and exchange. WMI presents at venues throughout the city and depends on both public and private funding to accomplish its mission. The program is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.