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Bio: Enormously popular at music festivals and DJ round ups around the world Dj Dwight "chocolate" Escobar is our own connoisseur of afro Cuban and latin rythms, mixing Cuban Timba, Latin Rap Hispanic, Hip-Hop and the most exquisite Salsa. Dwight has played to large crowds at major latin events all ov... See Full BioMore Info
Trumpet virtuoso Alexander Abreu and his award-winning salsa band Havana D’Primera are touring Australia for the first time this year September 3-7. HAVANA D' PRIMERA CONCERTS Brisbane: September 3, Colosses Hall www.colossusreceptionlounge.com Adelaide: September 5, Arkaba Hotel, Fullarton www.arkabahotel.com.au Sydney: September 6, The Hi-fi, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park www.thehifi.com.au Melbourne: September 7, Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington www.melbournepavilion.com.au http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2aTNbmgBHc To Buy Tix Sydney /www.thehifi.com.au Easybookings.com.au /Adelaide,Brisbane ,Melbourne Virtuoso trumpeter Alexander Abreu began playing with Cuba’s hottest salsa bands as a teenager, touring domestically and internationally with Paulito FG y su Elite. He soon became the island’s most in-demand trumpeter, playing with Latin jazz legend Chucho Valdes, Buena Vista Social Club singer Omara Portuondo, salsa crooner Issac Delgado and Los Van Van, among others __________________________________________
For the first time in their fifty-year history, Puerto Rico’s most internationally successful salsa orchestra, the legendary El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, visits Australia as part of their mammoth 50-concert global golden jubilee tour. With over 40 albums and 2 Latin Grammys under their belt, El Gran Combo have sold over 150 million records worldwide; hold the record for the most No.1 Latin hits across the Latin Music Charts; continue to play the world’s most prestigious venues in around 200 concerts in 45 countries yearly, from Madison Square Garden to stadiums holding 30,000 fans and, over the last decade, four of their albums went to No. 1 on the Billboard Tropical Album Chart. Recently featured in The New York Times’ honour roll of the world’s top 4 international bands celebrating their golden jubilees in 2012, El Gran Combo were positioned alongside other musical luminaries The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys and The Chieftains, hailed as the ultimate ambassadors of tropical music, and legends of the Caribbean. Formed in 1962 by Maestro Rafael Ithier, El Gran Combo adapted the traditional Puerto Rican bomba rhythms into a dance-band context, quickly becoming the pre-eminent salsa orchestra of Puerto Rico, and earning the moniker The University of Salsa, due to the sheer number of famous salsa musicians and singers associated with the group including Andy Montañez, Héctor Lavoe and La India. Suffice to say that El Gran Combo is to salsa what The Rolling Stones are to rock. “We go on stage to do our job. El Gran Combo’s purpose is to deliver happiness,” says Ithier. This mission has posed a challenge for Australia’s local presenters to source a venue with the right dance floor in order to offer the audience the full Gran Combo experience, one you just can’t get sitting down. Catering to the thousands of dancers expected to flock to the concerts, the presenters have booked venues with large dancefloors, in addition to standard seating areas. TOUR DATE*: Wednesday 26 September - The Palace Theatre, Melbourne Saturday 29 September - UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney Sunday 30 September - UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney *Ticketek is selling for the above venue only.
BRAZIL MEETS CUBA! buy The Basement, NSW Sat 26 Nov, 2011 09:30 PM A heavyweight music and dancing encounter! ARMANDITO "CLAVE Y TUMBAO" meets BRAZILIAN ROOTS in a magnificent explosion of spectacular rhythms and dance. Santiago de Cubas Carnival joins forces with The Rio Carnival in a breathtaking encounter, full of vibrant colours and sizzling beats. Dont miss out on this Timba Salsa Batucada celebration, now its its third year. BRAZIL MEETS CUBA presents 2011 line up: CLAVE Y TUMBAO is considered one of Australias premiere Salsa/Timba ensembles, set to deliver an explosive performance to delight all Latin music lovers. Having the opportunity to play in well know venues such asRonny Scotts in London,The New Morning in Paris andThe Opera House in Sydney, Australia. As well at various prestigious international Festivals such as Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, The Royal Festival Hall in London, UK and Manly Jazz Festival in Sydney and having the privilege of sharing the stage with the greats of AfroCuban musicians such as Buena Vista Social Club, Los Van Van, Issac Delgado and Wynton Marsalis. We present Sydney with the opportunity to experience one of Cubas greatest exports to Australia, Armandito "Clave y Tumbao". www.armanditoproductions.com.au/ BRAZILIAN ROOTS (BRAZIL) Rhythm Brazil bringing Brazils authenticity and beauty to showcase the country's finest drum dance choreography as you melt into Carnivals dancers and drummers leave all your cares at the door as you will know why they say "Brazilians are one of the happiest people in the world, and with Brazilian Roots you find out why!" DCE Entertainment They have graced the stages of; Sydney Festival, The Darling Harbour Fiesta, Sydney Opera House, Big Day Out, Star City, Channel 7, SBS, Sydney Salsa Congress and The Australian Dance Festival,The Sydney International Fifa Fan Fest (World Cup 2010) and many more. http://www.rhythmbrazil.com DJ MARCELINHO (BRAZIL) direct from RIO (Brazil), will be pumping the best of contemporary Brazilian beats bringing with him his profound nostalgia for his homeland which inspires him to bring you "a night to remember" in which the sights,colours, sounds and flavours of Brazil will be tangible! Gen. admission Standing $20 + booking fee presale or $30 on the door (if available) (purchase online at the bottom of this page or thru Moshtix 1300 438 849) Limited Dinner & Show tickets: $68.80 Dinner & Show tickets include entry, seating and a 2 course meal (entree & main, 4 choices for each). Dinner & Show tickets are only available by phone. Call the Basement Box Office to book on (612) 9251 2797 (Mon - Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm) ALL PATRONS MUST BE OVER THE AGE OF 18 ONCE PURCHASED, TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE & NON-TRANSFERABLE (Applies to both Standing and Dinner sales) Please ensure you bring photo ID as proof of age A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. [All quoted prices include tax]. Restaurant Opening times: Mon to Fri: Lunch from midday to 2.00 pm, Dinner from 7.30 pm. Sat & Sun: Dinner from 7.30 pm Bistro: Open til late for the best light meals, late night suppers and coffees in town. Dress: COOL AND CLEAN. NO THONGS. PLEASE NOTE DOORS OPEN AT 7.30PM, MUSIC STARTS AROUND 9PM
proud to present…… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tadYTOqZb2E Salsa King direct from Cali, Colombia, WILSON “SAOKO” MAYOMA Saturday 23rd July at the www. METROTHEATRE.com.au! Accompanied by THE SYDNEY SALSA ALL STARS band, Saoko will perform his greatest hits ‘El Preso’, ‘Los Charcos’, ‘El Patillero’, Las calenas son como las flores‘Cali de Rumba’, ‘his new hit Cali es mio’, ‘Mi Libertad’ & many more! Tickets $40 prepaid B4 the concert . COLOMBIAN INDEPENDANCE DAY SAT 23rd of JULY VIVA COLOMBIA AT THE METRO!!! TO GET TIX CALL 95503666-NOW - www.themetrotheatre.com.au-Now -At Cruise bar thursday night -Twins Video -La Cumbia restaurant -Music Front Ashfield Wilson “Saoko” Manyoma is one of Colombia’s most celebrated and illustrious artists. Musician, vocalist, producer and composer, Saoko has had a long and successful career both as a solo artist and as part of many famous Salsa bands such as Fruko y sus Tesos, The Latin Brothers, La Sonora Dinamita and Alfredo de la Fe to name a few. Saoko was discovered in 1965 in his hometown, Cali, Colombia. From 1966 to 1967, he was the lead singer and frontman for “La Sonora Juventud” and “Los Hermanos Hospinos”. In 1973, Saoko is signed up as an exclusive artist for “Discos Fuentes” where he records his first single as a solo artist and composer, “Tu Sufriras” and “Mosaico Santero”. In 1975, Saoko records the legendary song “El Preso” which quickly became the biggest hit in Colombia’s recoding history and has become one of the most well-known and widely played Salsa songs in the world. It is through “El Preso” that Wilson “Saoko” Manyoma is immortalised. In 2002 and countless hits later, Saoko is recognised by “El Tiempo” Colombian newspaper as “the best salsa vocalist in Colombia during the last 30 years”.
**** THE PARTY OF THE YEAR IS BACK **** History: Since 2000 the Fiesta Official After Parties have been the meeting place after each days activities at the festival... a place where musicians, performers, dancers & most of all the general Latin music & culture loving crowd have met up in a friendly but Carnival atmosphere... where the party continues to the late hours of the morning... this year's parties will be the biggest ones yet & looking to break last years record crowds... undoubtedly nights not to be missed!!! DONT MISS THIS EXPERIENCE!! 3 nites... 3 popularly acclaimed Latin bands.. 4 of the best Latin DJs in OZ... International guest Artists... The best Salsa dancers in OZ burning the floor every nite... & an incerdible Carnival Party atmosphere!!! Every Nite 4 DJs to keep the Party going... DJ COCO DJ CHOCOLATE Escobar DJ AV el Cubano DJ PRIMO (dj coco's first apprentice on his debut night) FRI 2 OCT "SALSA RICA ORQUESTRA" New York Salsa beats Entry - $15 SAT 3 OCT CLUB HAVANA BAND La BOMBA de Sydney... playing Salsa Dura from NY to Habana Entry $20 SUN 4 OCT MI TIERRA Direct from CANBERRA playing Salsa, Timba & Bachata Entry $20 Enjoy the festival then continue to Party til late every Nite of FIESTA 09!! Proudly brought to you by: DCE Entertainment -SydneySalsaScene.Com - COCO Entertainment - Premiere Salsa Events Proudly supported by: God All Mighty