Thanks

15 11 2015

A BIG thanks to everyone who came along last fri eve to The Friary, Son al Son band event. We raised £651 for the Azul Wasi project (after outgoings), a great turn out. Thanks to people who came from afar. Thanks to those who donated for the raffle and to all who helped out on the eve. Big thanks to those who brought groups along and for selling the tickets. Without your help it wouldn’t have been so successful.

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Latin Quarter Charity Band night – Fri 13 Nov with SON al SON

9 11 2015

Poster_BandFINALGnov13friary copy12th Anniversary party : LATIN QUARTER CHARITY BAND NIGHT
 with the groovy live band SON al SON @ The Friary, Tullideph Rd, Dundee, DD2 2PN on Fri 13th Nov. 8pm-1am.  Free Salsa beginners class at 8.15pm. Tickets £12 on door or £2 DISCOUNT in advance from Grouchos, sarah at classes or via sarahbrox@gmail.com. Will be a raffle on the night. Tables can be reserved via same email for 8 minimum for prepaid ticket holders. Details also on www.salsadundee.com.   Anyone welcome.  Will be bar.  All money raised for the Azul Wasi project in Peru near Cusco, home for former street children.
Information about the band.

 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 Euan Allardice (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 De 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 there 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!

Note: They changed their name to Salsonique for a while but have changed it back to Son al Son recently.

mini documentary of band –




Events

19 09 2015

If interested in either of these may be able to get a discount- email sarahbrox@gmail.com

 

Glasgow – Havana in the Fall- Live Cuban Band, Havana D’ Primera – Friday Oct 16th.

Mini cuban salsa festival with dance workshops on 17th Oct– See link for more details

https://www.facebook.com/events/1676878745881498/

8th Scottish Salsa Congress- Edinburgh

THERE ARE JUST UNDER 200 FULL PASSES LEFT, LAST YEAR WE HAD TO TURN PEOPLE AWAY.

http://scottishsalsacongress.co.uk/bookings/

 





Stirling Fringe Festival – Son al Son concert- Sat 26th Sept

19 09 2015

Son al Son Jam House 2014 v2Son al son playing at the Stirling fringe festival folks, Sat 26th Sept, 8pm , Golden Lion Hotel, Stirling.  Fantastic band, see facebook link for ticket details.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1460871114232842/





Latin Quarter Charity Band night – Fri 13 Nov with SON al SON

28 07 2015

Poster_BandFINALGnov13friary copy12th Anniversary party : LATIN QUARTER CHARITY BAND NIGHT
 with the groovy live band SON al SON @ The Friary, Tullideph Rd, Dundee, DD2 2PN on Fri 13th Nov. 8pm-TBC (hoping for 1am).  Free Salsa beginners class at 8.15pm. Tickets £12 on door or £2 DISCOUNT in advance from Grouchos, sarah at classes or via sarahbrox@gmail.com. Will be a raffle on the night. Tables can be reserved via same email for 8 minimum for prepaid ticket holders. Details also on www.salsadundee.com.   Anyone welcome.  Will be bar.  All money raised for the Azul Wasi project in Peru near Cusco, home for former street children.
Information about the band.

 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 Euan Allardice (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 De 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 there 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!

Note: They changed their name to Salsonique for a while but have changed it back to Son al Son recently.

mini documentary of band –




5 hour WORLD MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA – Pupy concert- Glasgow

23 05 2015
Anyone else interested in this event email sarahbrox@gmail.com before next Tuesday, need 3 more people to get the discount tickets of £20 instead of £35.
Should be a great night with band Pupy Y Los Que Son Son and live performances and dancing.
 There is a dress code mentioned on the tickets- Smart dress, No jeans or trainers. Over 18s only and under 25s need ID to purchase alcohol.  Also the organisers sent this info:
“You may be pleased to also know that we have arranged with a casino to use their restaurant from 3am to 6pm for a chilled early breakfast with a live Latin jazz band. This is to make it possible for people coming from outwith Glasgow to attend without having to book rooms at a hotel. They can just get back on their train, flight or bus afterwards”.

 





5 hour WORLD MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA

17 05 2015
If anyone still wants tickets for this event I can now get a discount price of £20 per ticket for groups of 6 or above for people travelling from outwith Glasgow, only found this out on Friday eve though.  Should be a great night with band Pupy Y Los Que Son Son and live performances and dancing.
If you’d like to get some tickets email sarahbrox@gmail.com asap also please also pass the word if you can.
 There is a dress code mentioned on the tickets- Smart dress, No jeans or trainers. Over 18s only and under 25s need ID to purchase alcohol.  Also the organisers sent this info:
“You may be pleased to also know that we have arranged with a casino to use their restaurant from 3am to 6pm for a chilled early breakfast with a live Latin jazz band. This is to make it possible for people coming from outwith Glasgow to attend without having to book rooms at a hotel. They can just get back on their train, flight or bus afterwards”.