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 appears 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