Tribute to Joe Cuba Legacy sextet

Mar 2024


March 23



Event Website

's-Gravendijkwal 127 a, 3021 EK Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Joe Cuba Sextet was a renowned Latin music group founded by Puerto Rican musician Joe Cuba. Active primarily during the 1960s and 1970s, the group played a significant role in popularizing boogaloo, a genre that blends Latin rhythms with R&B and soul influences.

Joe Cuba’s legacy includes numerous hit songs such as “Bang Bang,” “El Pito (I’ll Never Go Back to Georgia),” and “To Be with You.” These songs not only achieved commercial success but also became classics within the Latin music genre. The Joe Cuba Sextet’s music continues to be celebrated and enjoyed by fans of Latin music worldwide.

Though Joe Cuba passed away in 2009, his legacy lives on through the influence of his music and the impact he had on Latin music as a whole. The Joe Cuba Sextet’s contributions to the development of Latin music, particularly the boogaloo genre, remain an integral part of its history.

Valter Paiola – Voice and Percussion
Sia Kostaropoulou – Vibrophone
Giovanni Molinari – Percussion
Manel Chust . Percussion
Francisco Rodríguez – Piano
Mauricio Méndez – Baby Bass