Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
Cimafunk made his impactful U.S. debut at Austin’s SXSW festival in 2019 and was recently names by Billboard as a “Top 10 Latin Artist to Watch” in 2019. The world is lucky to now discover the music that has turned Cuba upside down since 2018. Cimafunk has created a movement in Havana and throughout the island, selling-out venues with thousands of fans excited to dance to the groove of Afro-Cuban funk. Cimafunk’s name refers to his heritage as a ‘Cimarron’ – Cubans of African descent who resisted and escaped slavery – as well as to the essence of his music that aims to subvert conventional sounds through rhythmic innovation. By bringing out the best in Cuban rhythms and traditions, and infusing them with sounds and styles from Africa and the U.S., Cimafunk has created something unique and special.