Juan-Carlos Formell & Johnny’s Dream Club


Cuban cultural blocades come and go, depending on the political weather, but expatriate wonder Juan-Carlos Formell’s music abides. The dazzling acoustic guitarist, who has lived in the USA for decades, has been sharing the sounds of Havana’s late-’40s bohemian heyday, specifically the rapturous ballads of the “Feeling” movement. Drawing real and imaginary connections between Cuba and New Orleans, Formell leads a quintet that can weave an unforgettable spell.

Thu., Nov. 18, 9:30, 11 p.m. & 1 a.m., 2010