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Straight out of Havana, Cuba comes Orquesta Akokán - a blazing presentation of deeply soulful mambo reminiscent of Benny Moré and banda gigante of the 1940's and 50's. The album boasts all original songs and was recorded at the historic state run Areito Studio with Cuba's finest players, young and old, led by the venerable and dynamic singer José "Pepito" Gómez, produced by Chulo Records' Jacob Plasse, with arrangements by Michael Eckroth. The ferocious and pedigreed wind and rhythm sections consist of musicians from storied groups including Irakere and Los Van Van. Robust, time-tested musical architectures of son cubano and mambo are honored and futurized through a synthesis of grammatical and compositional styles of Havana, New York, and beyond. Spring 2018 will find this brand new project released on Daptone Records; their first Spanish language album, one recorded outside of Daptone's studios, yet bursting with the label's innate sense of soul, fine-tuned attention to sonic detail, and songcraft that's timeless and immaculate.
Doors at 7pm
Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend guests arrive early for the best chance of securing a table, chair, or barstool. Antone’s is ADA compliant and handicap accessible.
Antone’s offers valet parking seven nights a week for $10. The valet stand is located next door at 301 E 5th, in the Eddie V’s driveway.
Antone’s proudly serves Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys from Houston, Texas in all your favorite varieties: Original, Super Original, Turkey and Swiss, and Tuna. The iconic sandwiches, created by Clifford’s uncle Jalal in 1962, are available along with Zapp’s New Orleans Kettle Style Potato Chips from noon-2am, 7-days a week.
305 E 5th St
Austin, TX, 78701