WINONA, Minn. — Adonis Puentes and the Voice of Cuba Orchestra will perform at Saint Mary’s University’s Page Theatre on Friday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m.
Hailing from Artemisa, Cuba, the Juno Award-nominated artist is known for his rich vocals surrounded by guitar, tres, piano, bass, trumpet, and percussion in tight, multi-layered arrangements.
Puentes thrives on the growth and acclaim for his original sonero sound. “I feel like a messenger of my roots and tradition, blesses that with me I have taken my music and heritage to many different places in the world; from Cuba, to Canada, USA, Mexico, Europe,” said Puentes. “My mission is to make you dance and enjoy my melodies and rhythms.”
The Page Series event will begin with free salsa dancing lessons from the Saint Mary’s Ballroom Dance Club at 6 p.m. in the Performance Center’s Ben Miller Lobby. Photographs of Cuba, taken by Dr. Gary Diomandes of the Department of Theatre and Dance and Professor Eric Heukeshoven of the Music Department, will also be exhibited.
In conjunction with the event, Dr. Juandrea Bates of Winona State University will offer a Page in History talk covering the history of Cuban music, focusing on the global and political influences shaping Cuban music. This free event will take place at 12:05 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Winona County History Center.
Tickets to the Page Series performance are $27 for adults and $24 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are not required for the Page in History or salsa dancing events. For more information or to order tickets, visit pagetheatre.org or call 507-457-1715.