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Carpetbag Theatre Presents Yissy and Bandancha at the Knoxville Museum of Art

  • Knoxville Museum of Art 1050 Worlds Fair Park Dr Knoxville, TN, 37916 United States (map)

From Havana, Cuba, Yissi Garcia at the age of 25 has already become an iconic figure of female percussion in Cuba. Signed by brands like Sabian (cymbals) and LP (Percussion instruments), she decided to launch her solo career as bandleader of a new musical project that follows the routes of Latin jazz, funk and electronic music. She has performed with well-known figures such as Saxophonist David Sanborn, Omara Portuondo, Bobby Carcassés, Joaquin Betancourt, Alexis Bosh, Orlando Sanchez (CubaJazz), Yasek Manzano, Emir Santa Cruz, Interactivo and Roberto Garcia, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Arturo Tappin and Roy Hargrove among others. Yissi bear great musical heritage from her father and main inspiration, drummer Bernardo Garcia. As a professional musician, her vigorous and lively temperament marks the tempo of a career of continuous growth and personal search, always branded by her biggest passion: jazz.

Tickets are $15 for General Admission and $10 for Museum Members Students and Seniors. Tickets can be purchased here