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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, the Louis Armstrong of the Afro-Cuban trumpet.

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, before arriving in New York in 1957 with a contract for the Machito Orchestra. From there he worked with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie to Eddie Palmieri, Larry Harlow, Johnny Pacheco, Ismael Rivera and so many more.

Chocolate is celebrating his 87th birthday and will be backed by a 13 piece orchestra Zon del Barrio with musical arranger: David Fernandez.
Enjoy an old school afternoon of Palladium dancing, Latin jazz, and Latin music legends. Surprise guests.

Check out Chocolate in Central Park w/ Zon del Barrio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eAJN-SSWWw

Doors open at 2 pm close @ 8 pm

$20 at the door.


Friday, December 19, 2014

PARRANDA: THIS SAT: Dec. 20, 2014 @ La Marketa 5 pm

Join us for a special holiday down home PARRANDA caroling at La Marketa on 115th St & Park. Bring your instruments, your songs & your love.

Doors open @ 5 pm party continues until 8 pm

Music begins @ 6



Friday, November 28, 2014


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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Sunday, Oct. 19th 100 Years of Latin Music in N.Y.


Join Zon del Barrio as we take you through a musical time line of New York history, Latino style. From danzon to guarachas, plenas to rumbas, mambo to merengue, bomba to boogalu all the way to salsa. Spend the afternoon dancing to musical memories.

Showtime: 3 pm

Jamaica Performing Arts Center
153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica NY 11432

(718) 618-6170


E J Z Jamaica Center - Parsons/Archer

$15 Adults; $12 Seniors/Students; $10 JCAL Members



Friday, October 03, 2014

An Audience With the King

The King & I
Published in the Hunter College Centro Journal, Oct. 2, 2014

By Aurora Flores

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.

Click on the link above to read the entire article here: bit.ly/1xGnRr1


Thursday, August 28, 2014

ZDB @ the 5th Annual Bushwick Back to School Block Party

Come and join us with live music, our Dj Woody and most important entertainment for our wonderful kids. We will also keep up the traditional of giving out school supplies and back packs.

We look forward to seeing all of you. Bring school supplies for the children.

Sunday: Aug. 31st All Day

465 Bushwick Ave.
Btwn Bushwick and Montieth
Brooklyn, NY 11206

¡A GoSalza!


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

Atlas Mall
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 &
Nicky Marrero
in a Zon del Barrio salute to Cheo Feliciano.

¡A GoSalza!

Click here if you can't read the flyer:


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Zon del Barrio pays tribute to Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros in Central Park for his 85th birthday:

Zon del Barrio produces & celebrates the Yomo Toro Place street naming block party in a special Fania All-Star tribute right in front of 162nd St. & Ogden Ave. in the Bronx where Yomo Toro lived.

ZDB creates an original tune for Chocolate Armenteros, written by Aurora & Oreste Abrantes, performed here for the first time in Central Park. Check it out on our upcoming CD:


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Jazz in the Valley w/ Chocolate Armenteros, Nicky Marrero & ZDB Sun, Aug. 17

THIS is going to be HOT... Zon del Barrio w/ Chocolate Armenteros, Nicky Marrero and a salute to Cheo...

Spend the weekend or just come to picnic on the beautiful grounds and dance w/ us on Sunday, but get your tickets now.



Saturday, May 24, 2014

Happy Memorial Day Weekend....¡WEPA!

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Zon del Barrio

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