Latin Quarter Charity Live Band night – Nov 22 with Son al Son

12 11 2013

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Only 10 days to go ! Come & enjoy some latin spirit with the groovy live SON al SON band @ The Invercarse Hotel, 371 Perth Rd, Dundee, DD2 1PG on Fri 22nd Nov. 8pm-1am.  There’s a free Salsa beginners class at 8.15pm to get any newcomers started. The band are FANTASTIC, a rare opportunity to have space to dance to a live salsa band on a huge wooden floor.
Tickets £10 in advance ( or £12 on the door). In advance from sarah at classes or via sarahbrox@gmail.com also from Grouchos in Dundee (cash only). Will be a raffle on the night. Tables can be reserved via sarahbrox@gmail.com for 10 to 12 people for prepaid ticket holders.  Money raised for the Azul Wasi project in Peru near Cusco, home for former street children. www.salsadundee.com.  Please pass the word !
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!  http://www.facebook.com/sonalsonband

 





Latin Quarter Charity Live Band night – Nov 22 with Son al Son

29 09 2013

nov13sonalsonnewposterfinalPoster_Bandcopynov13final copyLATIN QUARTER CHARITY BAND NIGHT with the groovy live band SON al SON @ The Invercarse Hotel, 371 Perth Rd, Dundee, DD2 1PG on Fri 22nd Nov. Timings 8pm till 1am, with free Salsa beginners class at 8.15pm. Tickets £12 on door or £2 DISCOUNT in advance from sarah at classes or via sarahbrox@gmail.com also from Grouchos in Dundee ( cash only). Will be a raffle on the night. Tables can be reserved via sarahbrox@gmail.com for 10 to 12 people for prepaid ticket holders.  All money raised for the Azul Wasi project in Peru near Cusco, home for former street children. Please pass the word if you can !





Son Al Son playing in Glasgow – 13 April

29 03 2013

Son al Son, great band playing at La Bodega in Glasgow, 13 April if anyone can make it though to support their gig run by Dance with Attitude.  http://www.labodegaglasgow.com/





Letham nights

3 02 2013

Hi folks, Thought some of you might be interested in these nights, been to a couple now and were fantastic. Every 2 months 2 bands play high quality music at Letham Village Hall, in Fife which provides a stage for local talent. At each event, the ‘Clap and Tipple’ bar has a fine selection of beer, wines, soft drinks and snacks which are as far as possible locally sourced, organic and/or fair trade.  Room for dancing too.  See http://letham.org.uk/lethamnights/for more details.





Salsa Celtica , Dundee- Sat 17th Nov

1 11 2012

Salsa Celtica play at the Gardyne Theatre, Dundee on Saturday, November 17 at 8pm, Tickets cost £12 and are available from  01382 434940.   An exhilarating crossover – from Latin rumba to Celtic reel – featuring saxophones and bagpipes, fiddle and Latin percussion. They play Cuban dance rhythms and Scottish melodies infused with the spirit of jazz.

 





Edinburgh Festival Show- Special offer discount tickets

1 08 2012

LATIN LIVE http://www.arfringe.com/show/68/Brazil-Brazil-Latin-Live/

Date: 02 to 26 Aug.   £5 DISCOUNT FOR THE FRINGE’S HOTTEST SHOW.  The biggest, hottest Latin American music and dance show of this year’s fringe.  If you like salsa then you will LOVE Latin Live – an exciting fusion of Samba and Salsa with the passion of the world’s sexiest continent.  This fantastic music and dance spectacular takes place in the glorious surroundings of the newly refurbished The Assembly Rooms Ballroom every night of the festival.  Call box office on  0844 693 3008 and quote “BROXHOLME” to get your hands on this very special offer.





BIG Thanks – LQ band night 27th April

30 04 2012

MANY THANKS from Latin Quarter to everyone who supported the band night last Friday at The Invercarse. The night raised £741 (after all costs for band, PA, advertising etc) for the Azul Wasi project.  A big thanks to everyone that helped during the night, donated raffle prizes and took part in the Rueda demo.





Latin Quarter Charity Live Latin Band night – Fri 27th April

21 04 2012

A week to go  !! until the LATIN QUARTER CHARITY BAND NIGHT with the groovy live band SON al SON @ The Invercarse Hotel, 371 Perth Rd, Dundee, DD2 1PG on Fri 27th April.  8.00pm till 1am,with free Salsa beginners class at 8.15pm.  Tickets £12 (£10 students) on door or £2 DISCOUNT in advance from sarah at classes or via sarahbrox@gmail.com also from Grouchos in Dundee ( cash only). There’s a raffle on the night, Peru goods for sale and a Rueda dance demo. Tables can be reserved via sarahbrox@gmail.com for 10 to 12 people for prepaid ticket holders.

The band Son al Son was formed in 2008. Its line-up is made up of musicians from Cuba and Scotland.  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 recreated this sound to bring a little bit of Havana to you.  Son al Son play a lively set of traditional Cuban songs guaranteed to get your feet tapping and out of your seat in no time, Gozar! Enjoy!.





Latin Quarter Charity Live Latin Band night – Fri 27th April

9 04 2012

A week to go to the LATIN QUARTER CHARITY BAND NIGHT with live band SON al SON @ The Invercarse Hotel, 371 Perth Rd, Dundee, DD2 1PG on Fri 27th April.  8.00pm till 1am,with free Salsa beginners class at 8.15pm.  Tickets £12 (£10 students) on door or £2 DISCOUNT in advance from sarah at classes or via sarahbrox@gmail.com also from Grouchos in Dundee ( cash only). There’s a raffle on the night, Peru goods for sale and a Rueda dance demo. Tables can be reserved via sarahbrox@gmail.com for 10 to 12 people for prepaid ticket holders.





Cuban band Sierra Maestra in Edinburgh- Wed 7th March

4 03 2012

Just one week to go until Cuban band Sierra Maestra astound us with their talent, live at The Jam House in Edinburgh!  Sierra Maestra have been stars of Cuban music ever since the late 1970s and return to the UK this March after playing a key part in the recent worldwide boom in Cuban traditional music. Like vintage rum, they just get better and better!

Wednesday 7th March, 8.00pm – 1.00am  @ The Jam House, 5 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JE,  Tickets £16 (£14 students).  Make sure you buy your tickets in advance by calling 0131 621 7721. Tickets also available from Tickets-Scotland.com.  Cash only on door on the night.