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  • Alex Acuña & Friends: "Chuncho"

    During an evening concert at the 2015 Folklife Festival, renowned percussionist Alex Acuña showed his native Peruvian musical influence in a jazz fusion flurry. The former Weather Report drummer, who has had an impressive career accompanying the likes of Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney, and Whitney Houston, was joined onstage by an energetic band that included his grandson.

    “I’m not done,” Acuña said in an interview the next day. “I’m seventy years old, and it looks and feels and sounds like my career is just beginning.”

    Videography: LaQuinda Grimes, Marisol Medina-Cadena, Claudia Romano, Charlie Weber, Shaun Weber, Paul Weiss
    Editing: Courtney Adkisson

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