Cuban early-music group to make Miami debut

By Lawrence Budmen


The Miami Bach Society will present Ars Longa, a vocal and period-instrument ensemble from Cuba, as part of the 2017 Tropical Baroque Festival.

The performance will mark the first appearance in South Florida of classical artists from Cuba since the resumption of diplomatic relations between the United States and the Caribbean island nation in 2014. Although Ars Longa has appeared in Europe and made several recordings, the concert will be part of the group’s first American tour.

Co-sponsored by Florida International University, the performance will take place on March 1, 2017 at the FIU Wertheim Concert Hall. The ensemble’s touring program “Gulumbá Gulumbé” is devoted to the influences on Caribbean music and culture of the African slaves who were brought by the Spanish and Portuguese to work in the fields, workshops and mines on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Tropical Baroque Festival (February 24-March 5) will also feature performances by the Israeli vocal ensemble Profeti della Quinta, the string orchestra Acronym and a return appearance by the Venice Baroque Orchestra at venues in Coral Gables and Miami Beach.

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One Response to “Cuban early-music group to make Miami debut”

  1. Posted Nov 03, 2016 at 12:32 pm by Margie Lopez

    Thank you to Lawrence Budmen and South Florida Classical Review for this article.

    We at the Miami Bach Society are very pleased to be able to offer unique cultural experiences to our South Florida residents, students, and visitors. This group Ars Longa will also be participating in our school outreach program, “Bach to School”.

    We hope our community will join us during Tropical Baroque Music Festival XVIII, February 24 – March 5, 2017, as we continue our mission of offering South Florida the best early music artists from around the world to our community.

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