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Event Archive - Pablo Cardenas Presents Afro-Cuban Portrait: The West Coast Afro-Cuban, Pablo Cardenas

Sat. August 29th 2020 - Sat. August 29th 2020 Victoria Event Centre (All Ages)
6:45 / 9:30pm - 10:30 doors at 6pm
Presented by: Pablo Cardenas
In honor of our African heritage and Black Lives Matter Pablo Cardenas and Victoria Event Centre present "Afro-Cuban Portrait"

The history of Afro-Cuban folklore is directly related to the exploitation of Africans that was force to come to Cuba as slaves, despite that sad reality they created incredible music, an endless universe of percussive melodies, melodic rhythms and unique dances. This became a big part of what it is today Cuban culture.

“Afro-Cuban Portrait” is a tribute to Africa, Cuba and a way to express the intention of the West Coast Cuban community of musicians to support the continuation of the fight for the end of discrimination of blacks and indigenous population in Canada, North America, Caribbean, Central and South America, and everywhere, along with the end of all type of discrimination to all vulnerable population groups in the planet, we believe that fighting for the rights of blacks and indigenous population means fighting for everyone’s rights.

“The West Coast Cuban All Starts” line up:
- Laura Deviato: Vocals
- Rafael Duvergel Vocals
- Hector Ramos: Congas, percussion, vocals
- Olimpo Ortega: Timbales, percussion, vocals
- Jose Sanchez: Drums, timbales, percussion
- Pablo Cardenas: Director, piano, bass, vocals

Due to COVID-19, there will be a limit of 50 tickets available for purchase. Tickets must be purchased in table packages in order to adhere to physical distance protocols. Please visit to familiarize with current Victoria Event Centre COVID-19 practices. The show will also be available as a livestream at

EARLY SHOW / All-Ages / ID Required for Alcohol Service
Doors: 6PM / Show start: 6:45PM / Show end: 7:45PM / Out: 8PM
▪︎ Purchase tickets here for the EARLY show:

LATE SHOW / All-Ages / ID Required for Alcohol Service
Doors: 9PM / Show start: 9:45PM / Show end: 10:45PM / Out: 11PM
▪︎ Purchase tickets here for the LATE show:

This livestream will be available at without admission fee. If you’re able to donate and support these artists and the venue so they can keep it happening, donate here:
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▪︎Etransfer (please put Pablo in the message line and the password as "livestream"):
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Pablo Cardenas (Jazz, Classical, Latin, & Fusion)

Pablo Luis Cardenas is a pianist with the ability to play in a multitude of styles each with enthusiasm, skill and finesse. He has a charisma and charm that both intrigues and entertains his audience. This talented musician originates from Cuba and was destined for a life in music after his hands first touched a piano at the age of five. When he... more info