Take a musical,hip-shaking, funk-based journey through 100 years of Latin mambo, merengue, salsa, plena, and boogaloo music from the African Diaspora to the streets of New York featuring the danzón, Villa Ranchuelo in a special Afro-Cuban tribute to Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros. A musical extravaganza celebrating Nuyorican tradition & culture led by bandleader, composer, and historian Aurora Flores with orchestra Zon Del Barrio and dancers.
Two sets in the outdoor plaza of East Harlem's La Marqueta where Zon del Barrio will play classic & original SALSA music.
Back in the day, every social club and big hotels like the New Yorker or the Chateau Madrid featured matinees where dancers could come to socialize, drink and eat. These "danzettes" are back and now you can try out your own salsa steps inside the air conditioned multi-purpose plaza of the Julia de Burgos Performance & Arts Center. Spend an afternoon dancing on a hardwood floor to Zon del Barrio's 12 piece orchestra, listening to Salsa Warriors' Dj Carmen Cepeda, enjoy good food, drink, and good company. Oh, and did I mention... admission is FREE?
A Summer Salsa Sunday afternoon Danzette featuring Zon del Barrio 13 piece orchestra, Salsa Warrior Dj Carmen Cepeda, Caribbean food menu, a full bar, a wooden dance floor & did I mention, it's free.
Join us as ZDB closes the festival & pays tribute to Nicky Marrero celebrating his 65th birthday & 50 Years as a Fania All-Star.
Sounds Like: Ismael Rivera, " El Gran Combo ", La Sonora Ponceña, Tito Puente, Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Manager: Aurora Communications, Inc.
Music from the Streets of Latin N.Y. Zon del Barrio is a play on the words "son" a rhythm found throughout the Antilles and barrio zones where Latinos live, work & play...hard.
If you like salsa,we do it "dura" hardcore style. If you like Boricua roots music, we do it Cortijo style and if you ...See Full Bio
“ Aurora Flores: Leader Of The Band Making The Latin Music Of Her Dreams The self-described “badass Latin from Manhattan”, is a true Renaissance woman. She is an accomplished musician, composer, song and print writer, producer, activist, and an agent of Latin culture, music and art. Aurora is also a cancer survivor. Ten years ago, in pursuit of a deferred lifelong dream, she formed Zon del Barrio and has since earned her stripes as a successful female bandleader in the testosterone laden world of Latin music. Aurora founded Zon del Barrio in 2003 with her husband David Fernandez, a musical director, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and vocalist. Performing everything from foot stomping, funk based Salsa, Plena, Merengue, Bomba, Boogalu, and Latin Jazz, to blending classic with contemporary sounds, their band quickly emerged as one of the few orchestra”