Juan de Marcos http://kplu.org en Juan de Marcos and The Afro-Cuban All Stars: The Soul Of Cuba http://kplu.org/post/juan-de-marcos-and-afro-cuban-all-stars-soul-cuba <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On a recent visit to Seattle, Juan de Marcos and The Afro-Cuban All Stars stopped by for a three-song studio session with </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the </span>KCTS<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;9 studios.&nbsp; How good was it?&nbsp;</span></p><p>Well, as host, Abe Beeson says, “If this music doesn’t move you, you’ve got no place to go.”</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Watch the full interview and performance:</span></p><div>http://youtu.be/ayKsqYLvE0g Sat, 16 Feb 2013 00:13:08 +0000 Abe Beeson & Justin Steyer 7809 at http://kplu.org Juan de Marcos and The Afro-Cuban All Stars: The Soul Of Cuba A look at Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars http://kplu.org/post/look-juan-de-marcos-and-afro-cuban-all-stars <p>Cuban bandleader, composer and arranger Juan de Marcos González is known as the "Quincy Jones of Cuba" and as the architect of the Afro-Cuban All Stars (the foundation for The Buena Vista Social Club), and the founder of another successful Cuban band, Sierra Maestra.</p><p>His father was a singer for Arsenio Rodriguez's Orchestra; his uncle was Ruben González, famed pianist for the Buena Vista Social Club.</p><p>Juan's mission is the preservation of his rich musical heritage.</p><p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Robin Lloyd 7746 at http://kplu.org A look at Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars