Celebrate Nicky Marrero's 65th birthday on Father's Day
Join us in celebrating Fania All-Star alum, Nicky Marrero's 65th birthday & 50 Years in Latin Music in a special Father's Day afternoon Danzette w/ Orq. Zon del Barrio and many special, surprise guests. Spend the afternoon dancing, socializing, eating and schmoozing with one of Latin music's top drummers who has played with everyone from Eddie Palmieri to Tito Puente. Celebrate Nicky Marrero in his 65th musical year.
Food, drink and Salsa Warriors' Carmen Cepeda will be spinning the hits all afternoon.
Nicky Marrero w/ Oreste & David of ZDB in a Descarga Timbal:
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Easter Sunday Danzette celebrating 87 years of CHOCOLATE Armenteros
Celebrate Spring in this Easter Sunday danzette celebrating 87 years of Chocolate Armenteros, An Afro-Cuban trumpet legend.
Considered the Louis Armstrong of the Afro-Cuban Trumpet for those who know nothing of Latin music, but for all the rest we celebrate his 87 Years of Funk THIS SUNDAY in a special Easter Sunday afternoon danzette marking 87 years of Chocolate Armenteros,
He can be seen over youtube schooling Wynton Marsalis on the improv style of the Afro-Cuban trumpet. He organized the big band of his cousin in Cuba, the great crooner Benny Moré after making his name in the band of Arsenio Rodriguez, the blind marvel. He arrived in New York in 1957 with a contract to play in the Machito Orchestra. From there he did the Apollo, Dizzy, Eddie Palmieri, Larry Harlow, Johnny Pacheco, Ismael Rivera and so many more.
Chocolate is celebrating his 87th birthday and will be backed by Zon del Barrio with a 13 piece orchestra with musical direction by David Fernandez.
Enjoy an old school afternoon of Palladium dancing, Latin jazz, and Latin music legends. Surprise guests. Salsa Warriors' own Carmen Cepeda will be spinning that afternoon.
Rumberos Amigos de Chocolate will kick off the show playing Bata, Guiro, Palo and Rumba.
The members include:
Rumberos de Chocolate will be followed by Orchestra Zon del Barrio with Maryann Santiago & Jorge Maldonado on lead vocals. Plus, surprise invited guests. Salsa Warrior's own Carmen Cepeda will be spinning all afternoon.
Zon del Barrio will perform "Zon del Chocolate" and the newly commissioned Danzon: "Villa Ranchuelo" written & arranged by David Fernandez.
I was on my way to interview Tito Puente, the King of Latin Music, and my first major assignment as a writer. I was excited, elated to have been picked for this project, and nervous, very nervous. Absentmindedly, I bit the last of what remained of my right thumbnail thinking of the many questions I had researched over the past few days as the #1 train pulled into my station. It was hard to see the stop from inside the bubble-art, graffiti-covered car, “Taki 183” tagged all over the windows. I already knew to get off three local stops after Seventy-Second Street. Climbing the stairs at the Fiftieth Street exit, I pulled the yellow piece of paper from my pocket: RMM Management, 1650 Broadway and Fifty-First.
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Friday, August 22, 2014
Zon del Barrio @ Atlas Park Mall in Queens on Mon. Aug. 25, 2014
Back by popular demand we'll be performing two shows hitting at 7 pm.
Join us for some dancing in the mall. It's FREE!
Monday, August 25, @ 7 pm
8000 Cooper Ave,
Glendale, New York 11385
Friday, July 04, 2014
Salsa Meets Jazz on the Hudson, Sun. August 17th...
Join us on the banks of the river, baskets brimming w/wine & cheese on lush, verdant fields where salsa meets Jazz on the Hudson feat.
Chocolate Armenteros &
in a Zon del Barrio salute to Cheo Feliciano.
THIS JUST IN: WE WILL BE JOINED, DIRECT FROM PUERTO RICO, BY PRODIGIO CLAUDIO, a virtuoso on the cuatro.
We will also be celebrating Melissa Mark-Viverito as the first Latina/ Puerto Rican Speaker of the City Council. Here is the jingle we wrote for her eight years ago that today is prophetic: CON MELISSA MEJORO EL PUEBLO...
Join us for our traditional 3 Kings Day / Octavitas dedicated to Yomo Toro. Bring your instruments, join our parranda and enjoy the music and special guest surprises.
Reserve your table now at SOB's for Friday, January 10, 2014
WEPA, WEPA, WEPA…
Stir the memories with this holiday story of a Puerto Rican Christmas in New York: Just click on the link below. FELICIDADES