Digital Rebroadcast: Sheila del Bosque Quartet

Originally recorded May 4, 2023 at Arlington Street Church, Back Bay

It’s hard to sum up Cuban flutist, composer, conductor, and bandleader Sheila del Bosque Fuentes’ music in a few words. Building on a base of Afro-Cuban music with European classical and contemporary jazz elements, del Bosque Fuentes draws inspiration from all aspects of Cuba, from the sun and sand to the passionate dances to the tiredness and nostalgia and everything in between.  

She says her music is “outgoing and intimate, it's stylized and simplistic, it's a cradle and it's tradition, it's everything I want it to be.” 

Del Bosque appeared with her jazz quartet at Arlington Street Church as part of our series of concerts highlighting Latina Bandleaders, presented in collaboration with Ágora Cultural Architects.  

Sheila del Bosque      Cuentos del Aire, for solo flute
del Bosque                   Si mi isla fuese niño
del Bosque                  Samba, for my parents 
Dizzy Gillespie & Chano Pozo Manteca
del Bosque                    Ominira, for solo flute
Oriente Lopez               Centro Habana
del Bosque                    Ona


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