Alejandro “Chali” Hernández, son of legendary composer Rafael Hernández, comes directly from Puerto Rico to join forces with 14 Chicago musicians under the direction of Edwin Sánchez for a Big Band Tribute to his father. Author of timeless classics like “Cumbanchero”, “Lamento Borincano”, “Cachita” and “Capullito de Alelí”, Rafael Hernández is considered one of the most prolific composers in the history of Latin American music. This event is part of Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center’s 2015 celebration of the Abolition of Slavery in Puerto Rico. All proceeds benefit SRBCC’s programs.

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