The buzz around Cuba’s Cimafunk began earlier this year for us. We kept hearing there was this Cuban funk band we just had to see.
Cue to the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, in March, and the texts from publicists and other music industry insiders were nonstop.
Finally, the stars have aligned for us as Cimafunk has hit New York. Even The New Yorker is excited. And so are we.
Led by vocalist and composer Erick Iglesias Rodríguez, the band will play National Sawdust in Brooklyn on the 17th of April, and Drom in Manhattan on the 23rd.
We attended a talk with the singer at the Americas Society/Council of the Americas in Manhattan on the 15th of April, where we also enjoyed a stripped down performance...