KNKX Presents: Kiki Valera y su Son Cubano “Vacilón Santiaguero” Album Release 

KNKX Presents: Kiki Valera y su Son Cubano “Vacilón Santiaguero” Album Release 

KNKX Presents: Kiki Valera y su Son Cubano “Vacilón Santiaguero” Album Release 

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Doors: 6:30pm

Tickets: $20 advance, $25 doors

Advance tickets can only be purchased online-we do not sell advance tickets at the venue. Refunds are not available within 48 hours of the event. Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. 

We are now accepting reservations for diners! After purchasing tickets, please visit the Reservations page to book a table. Table reservations require advance tickets, and are only for guests who plan to dine at the Royal Room.  We do not take reservations over the phone.

Seating for non-diners is first come, first served. Please arrive early to guarantee a seat!

The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Kiki Valera is one of Cuba’s foremost cuatro-guitar virtuosos and a fourth-generation member of La Familia Valera Miranda, the pioneers renowned for more than a century as creators of Eastern Cuba’s Son tradition. Over the last century, this style of traditional Cuban music has contributed to many other musical genres, including jazz, cha-cha-cha, mambo and salsa. Cuban Son is the music that made the Buena Vista Social Club worldwide stars in the late 1990s, but Kiki Valera comes from a family of musicians whose involvement with Son pre-dates the BVSC by decades. Now based in the United States, Valera’s dynamic ensemble features many of Latin America’s most outstanding musicians including lead vocalists Carlos Cascante (Spanish Harlem Orchestra) and Victor Castillo (Giraldo Piloto y Klimax) and bongocero Pedro Vargas (Barbarito Torres band). They’ll be joined by Joe de Jesus (lead vocals/congas), Javier Maru (guitar), Julian Weissman (bass.)

“Son Cubano, much like American jazz, has been in a constant state of evolution from its beginnings. Valera continues in that spirit, shedding new and modern light on the music.”

— All About Jazz


 …one of the world’s greatest exponents of the cuatro…Valera specializes in son, the infectious call-and-answer Cuban song form, but solos like a jazz guy.


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Date And Time

Friday, August 2, 2024 @ 07:30 PM


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