Join Cuban ensemble El Septeto Santiaguero as they perform the rich, fresh sounds of their home and celebrate their recent 2019 Latin Grammy nomination at the Moss Arts Center on Friday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m.

The performance will be held in the center’s Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, located within the Street and Davis Performance Hall at 190 Alumni Mall.

The ensemble infuses an adventurous streak into the traditional son music of its native Santiago de Cuba. El Septeto Santiaguero’s captivating performers honed their sound at the famous Casa de la Trova nightclub, cultivating an infectious call-and-response style that heats up dance floors wherever they go.

The ensemble has performed in more than 30 countries and collaborated with salsa stars like José Alberto (“El Canario”) and Rubén Blades. They won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Traditional Album in 2015 and was recently nominated for the 2019 award in the same category.

During their visit to Blacksburg, members of El Septeto Santiaguero will conduct a workshop with Virginia Tech students.


Tickets are $20-45 for general public and $10 for students and youth 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased online; at the Moss Arts Center's box office, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; or by calling 540-231-5300 during box office hours.

While Virginia Tech students can always attend any Moss Arts Center performance for only $10, the center also offers free last-minute rush tickets for students who sign up for text notifications. To receive these notifications, text “arts” to 31996. Availability of rush tickets vary by performance and are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last in the box office. Virginia Tech ID will be required for admission.

Parking is available in the North End Parking Garage on Turner Street. Virginia Tech faculty and staff possessing a valid Virginia Tech parking permit can enter and exit the garage free of charge. Limited street parking is also available. Parking on Alumni Mall is free on weekdays after 5 p.m. and on weekends.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Kacy McAllister at 540-231-5300 or email during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to an event.

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