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.
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Friday, November 28, 2014
¡FELICIDADES! HAPPY HOLIDAYS From Zon del Barrio
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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
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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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
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.