Gallus Hall, Cankarjev Dom

28 May 2022

Orquesta Akokán (CU)

José “Pepito” Gómez, lead vocals; Jacob Plasse, tres; Mike Eckroth,  piano / Music Director; César López, alto saxophone / flute; Evaristo Denis, baritone saxophone; Jamil Schery, tenor saxophone; Reinaldo “Molote” Melián, trumpet; Harold Madrigal, trumpet; Yoandy Argudin, trombone; Heikel Fabián, trombone; David Faya, bass; Roberto Jr Vizcaino Torre, conga/bongo; Reinier Mendoza, timbales


When we already believed that Cuba had nothing more to offer, Orquesta Akokán came like a bolt from the blue, a band of deeply soulful mambo reminiscent of Cuban legends Benny Moré, Pérez Prado, and banda gigante of the 1940s and 50s. Straight out of Havana, with Cuba’s finest players, young and old, led by the inimitable and dynamic singer José “Pepito” Gómez. The ferocious and pedigreed wind and rhythm sections consist of musicians from storied groups including Irakere, NG La Banda, and Los Van Van. An ensemble that will have the audience on their feet from the very first song.



The concert was initially scheduled for 28 May 2021, postponed until next year, i.e., 28 May 2022. Ticketholders will be notified of any potential ticket changes no later than one month before the concert. More about cancelled or postponed events >>


The concert is included in the programme of the 38th International Druga Godba Festival. Festival tickets which will be available for purchase in December 2021 will also include this concert.

Orquesta Akokán | 18,00 | 22,00 | 25,00 | 28,00 EUR

15,00 EUR *

*For younger than 25 and older than 65, as well as pensioners, discounted prices for the lowest seat category.