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CANCELLED: Daymé Arocena

Saturday, November 11, 2017 / 8:00 pm

Due to a tour production issue, the Carnahan Hall performance of Daymé Arocena's show had to be cancelled.

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(logo) Dr. Nancy DiMartino and Stephen Borghi(logo) Purdue Federal Credit Union


(logo) Purdue Student Concert Committee


(logo) Purdue Student Fee Advisory Board

Dear Convocations ticket buyers,

Daymé Arocena will not perform as originally scheduled on Nov. 11 at Carnahan Hall.

Due to a tour production issue, the Carnahan Hall performance of the show had to be cancelled. Beginning on Oct. 31 through Nov. 3 at 5p.m., Daymé Arocena ticketholders can receive a $5 discount to see Ethan Lipton at Carnahan Hall on March 23 or March 24. To purchase these discounted tickets, ticketholders must call the box office Oct. 31-Nov. 3 at 800-914-SHOW.

Ticket holders: use offer code ETHAN5 to save $5 – in person or by phone ONLY

Ticket Refunds

Tickets purchased by credit card will be refunded within 5-10 business days. Tickets paid with cash or check will receive a refund check from Purdue University within three weeks. The box office can be reached at 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW.

We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you during the 2017-18 Season!
Purdue Convocations


To be fearless of failure is to be a force for forward momentum. In the nexus of can-do creativity and cultural vibrancy that is her native Cuba, vocalist Daymé Arocena is leading a charge of musicians who reimagine rumba, bolero, bachata, and changüí by incorporating contemporary jazz, soul, salsa, hip-hop, and funk. Blending the rhythmic nuances of Celia Cruz, the emotional heft of Aretha Franklin, and the social conscience of Nina Simone, Arocena performs with “the expression of a virtuoso…pushing each song toward gleefully unexpected places” (The New York Times).

A warm, dynamic voice and a personality to match.”
NPR World Café

Raised in Havana, Arocena began singing at age 8 and, by 14, was performing in clubs across Havana as frontwoman for the band Los Primos. The title of Arocena’s solo debut album, 2015’s Nueva Era, symbolically represented a resumption of normalized relationships with the nearby United States. Her latest album, Cubafonía, pens a love letter to the numerous cultures on which, and singular country in which, she was raised—everything from a crescendo of Crescent City horns and Cuban polyrhythms on “Mambo Na’ Ma” to pop that Pitchfork said “sits between Sade and Selena” on the soulful ballad “Como.” As an initiate of the Santería religion, Arocena also thoughtfully explores inseparable connections between her creative output and her faith, and the increasing confidence it gives her as a performer. By following la musa wherever it may take her, Arocena has quickly become one of Cuba’s most inviting cultural ambassadors.

Pre-Show Discussion with Daymé Arocena

Join the artist, Daymé Arocena, for a moderated discussion on the evening’s performance.