Rafael Zaldivar’s Afro Cuban Revival

Downtown Rideau Great Canadian Series

Saturday June 23 @ 6:30pm, Top Shelf Main Stage, Marion Dewar Plaza


Platinum Section

Platinum Single Day Passes offer guaranteed seating in a reserved section at the front and center of the Top Shelf Main Stage.

Seating is general admission within the section, however one seat per Platinum Single Day Pass is guaranteed.

Note that there is no Platinum Section at the Tartan Homes Stage (although your Single Day Pass grants you access to those shows).

Children under 12 require their own ticket to the Platinum Section.



Rafael Zaldivar - piano
Rémi-Jean LeBlanc - bass
Eugenio "Kiko" Osorio - percussion
Michel Medrano - drums

Evolved from his desire to evoke the Afro-Cuban folklore, Cuban pianist and Juno nominee Rafael Zaldivar, has created The Afro-Cuban Revival to symbolize a new era of change in his native country. Through a celebration of Afro-Cuban rhythms that promises to be a magical experience, his all-star quartet includes bassist Rémi-Jean LeBlanc, drummer Michel Medrano, and percussionist Eugenio Kiko Osorio. With Rhythms traced from the four major Afro-Cuban cultures including the Yoruba (or Lucumí), the Congo (or Bantu), the Arará, and the Abakuá. The Afro-Cuban Revival invites the listener to a unique cultural experience. Be enchanted by the spirit of Cuba’s African ancestors.