Francisco Aguabella Performs Royce Hall At UCLA

Francisco Aguabella
Dec 4th, 2008
(7:30 pm)
Royce Hall – UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

The University of California at Los Angeles opens the doors at Royce Hall this December 4th to percussion player Francisco Aguabella. Francisco Aguabella, master of the Yoruba-derived batá drum (the sacred Santeria drumming tradition), as well as secular Afro-Cuban jazz styles, has been a driving force in the development of Latin jazz and pop music in the U.S. Grandson of enslaved Lucumi from Matanzas, Cuba, and now adjunct assistant professor in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Department of Ethnomusicology, he is recognized as the most knowledgeable “olú batá” (high batá) drum master in the world.

His lifelong effort to demonstrate the connection between the African drum and many forms of popular music will be the basis for his December 4, 2008, show at UCLA’s Royce Hall, “Changó En Paris.”

Get your tickets at

(they are selling fast, and there is limited space available)

Royce Hall
340 Royce Drive – UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

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