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Irakere DVD to Be Released in July

A new DVD telling the story of Jesus “Chucho” Valdes and the Cuban group Irakere is set for release on July 12 through Music Video Distributors.

Chucho Valdes featuring Irakere – Latin Jazz Founderschronicles Valdes founding Irakere (named for a Yoruba word meaning “forest” or “jungle”) in 1973 and their subsequent rise to fame, culminating in a Grammy win in 1979. Over its history, the band produced several notable headliners, including trumpeter Arturo Sandoval (pictured) and saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera.

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