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Arts & Culture to Present the Latin Music Sensation Cimafunk | Print |

Fulton County Arts and Culture will co-host a concert with the Atlanta Jazz Festival featuring Afro-Cuban musician Cimafunk at the Southwest Arts Center on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8 pm. Cimafunk, dubbed the "James Brown of Cuba", is a multi-talented singer and producer who has taken over Cuba's alternative music scene. The appearance follows CimaFunk's performance at the nationally acclaimed South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival.

Recently named by Billboard as one of "10 Latin Artists to Watch in 2019," Cimafunk revitalized Havana's music scene while infusing funk into Cuban rhythms. He draws inspiration from an eclectic group of musicians ranging from James Brown, George Clinton, Prince to the soul music of Al Green and Bill Withers. He also pays homage to the Cuban music movement known as of Nueva Trova, popularized by singer Beny Moré as well as Cuba's Songo music created by the band Los Van Van.

Winner of the Lucas Award for "Most Popular Video" and named "Artist of the Year" by Vistar Magazine, Cimafunk has created a movement in Havana and throughout Cuba with sold out concert halls.

The concert is presented in partnership with Cuba Educational Travel as a part of a cultural exchange program. The visit aims at building and strengthening networks and communities involved in US/Cuba cultural exchange. Tickets for the concert are on sale now and are available at Eventbrite.

For more information on Cimafunk, visit his website at cimafunk.com. To listen to Cimafunk's newest single "MeVoy," click here

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About the Fulton County Arts Council and the Fulton County Department of Arts

The Fulton County Arts Council and the Fulton County Department of Arts & Culture serves as Fulton County’s funding agency to support cultural programs and the agency which provides services to Fulton County based nonprofit arts organizations and Fulton County residents.  The organization believes the arts are essential to the quality of life of our citizens and to the economic and social health of our communities.   The mission of the Fulton County Department of Arts and Culture is to insure all citizens’ access to the arts.  For more than 30 years, the Fulton County Arts & Culture has vigorously pursued quality arts programming through support and development of artists, arts organizations, arts institutions and cultural programming for residents.


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