Latin Quarter 10th Anniversary Extravaganza !

28 03 2013

Ok guys it’s here, the biggest LQ event yet ! in a beautiful large ballroom with large wooden sprung dance floor !

Poster_Bandcopy10thann copyLatin Quarter 10th Anniversary Charity Extravaganza ! Friday 31 May @ The Marryat Hall, City Square, Dundee to celebrate 10 years of Latin Quarter and the Azul Wasi project for former street children in Peru. Live Latin band – SON AL SON with performances too. Doors open at 7.30pm with a salsa beginners class and evening finishes at midnight. Tickets, £12 on the door or £10 in advance from Grouchos (cash only), or via email sarahbrox@gmail.com. Tables reserved via sarah brox@gmail.com for groups of 10 or more prepaid ticket holders. Please start passing the word, pop a poster up in a local shop, library or email to family, friends & work colleagues if you can.  Any raffle or auction donations would be gratefully appreciated, please send info for these to email above. Come and enjoy a little ‘latin spirit’ and help raise money for Azul Wasi. To date over £70, 000 has been raised since 2002 by Latin Quarter.

The band Son al Son was formed in 2008. Its line-up is made up of musicians from Cuba, Ricardo Fernandes Pompa,(Lead Vocals and Congas), Eric Alfonso (Timbales) from Venezuela, Lino Rocha (lead vocals and hand percussion) from Scotland, Bob Thomson (Bass), Simon Gall (Piano and Vocals) and Lorne Cowieson (Trumpet).

As the name suggests, Son al Son play son, a style of music made popular in 1920’s Havana and more recently in the film “Buena Vista Social Club”. To this day, songs like Chan Chan, El Cuarto Del Tula and Dos Gardenias are played in cafes and bars across Cuba.

Son al Son have added songs from La Excelencia, Cubanismo and original songs to bring a more ‘salsa dura’ (hard salsa!) feel to their set. Along with the ‘traditional’ songs (with a salsa twist!) and the modern salsa songs,we’re sure Son al Son will get your feet tapping and out of your seat in no time, Gozar! Enjoy!

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