The Creole Choir of Cuba


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*Please note, showtime is Sunday October 16 at 6pm

CREOLE CHOIR OF CUBA (Philadelphia Premiere)
Discover new musical treasures from the Caribbean.

$30 in advance, $35 day of show
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*Concessions provided by My Blue Heaven Catering


“The sweet harmonic sounds and melodies from the Creole Choir of Cuba brought audience members to their feet with tears of joy. … Spiritually uplifting … A must see for the whole family!” – The Voice

“Celebratory, with brisk Haitian rhythms and endlessly inventive vocal combinations.”
The New York Times

Prepare to be blown away by the jubilant and sublime Creole Choir of Cuba. With vibrant dancing, spectacular harmonies, and soul-stirring melodies, these showstoppers perform undiscovered musical treasures from Haiti, Dominica, and Cuba.

This uniquely impassioned singing group, celebrating roots, resistance and the irresistible rhythms of life, embarks on their first major U.S. city tour including the Bride in Philadelphia. Regional audiences will have the thrilling opportunity to witness the vibrant Choir just before they become the next international world music sensation. This will be a must see music show of the fall season!


Real World recording artists The Creole Choir of Cuba are an entirely fresh export, easily the most original vocal group to come out of their island country in many years. On the heals of their album release TANDE-LA (“listen”) performed to critical acclaim and sold-out houses in the UK, weeks following the album’s release in the U.S., The Creole Choir debuts Philadelphia. A performance slated to take place earlier this year (Jan of 2011 – canceled due to enhanced visa clearance measures) the now highly sought after ensemble follows through with its promise to share the songs and stories of their Haitian ancestors.


“Desandann” — the Choir’s Cuban name — literally means “descendents,” emerged in 1994 a time when Cubans faced difficult times due to economic collapse following the the fall of Soviet USSR.  In response to food, clean water and electric shortages, the singers decided shift into survival mode and re-forge resistance songs and laments of their forebears and pay homage to the freedom songs passed down in their families beginning in the early 19th century. Since first appearing at the Edinburgh Festival in 2009, the choir’s mesmerizing sound, jubilant dancing and deep spirit has made them into an instant hit in Europe.


*The vocal workshop with the Creole Choir of Cuba was supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Music Project.