Part Of Lulaworld Festival!
Havana Club Cuba Libre Friday — 2 concerts in one night of New York City-based Cuba-born musicians!
Axel Tosca Laugart
Door time: 6:30 pm, Show time: 7:30 pm
Free before 8:00 pm / $15 after 8:00 pm includes 10:30 pm salsa set
New York City-based pianist creates a hypnotic blend of jazz, timba, funk with Afro-Caribbean rhythms and melodies.
Cuban-born, Axel Tosca Laugart, son of the internationally renowned singer Xiomara Laugart, has played with Afro Cuban All Stars Teresa Garcia Caturla, Sexteto Sendito and the Bobby Carcases Group, as well as with The Roots while they were in Cuba. Axel released his self-title debut CD in 2016.
Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros
Dance Lesson with Santos Lee
Show starts at: 10:30 pm
Admission: $15 Cover includes dance lesson. Women free before 10pm
Dinner reservations guarantee seating
Dinner and show special $54
Gritty, witty and streetwise, the Havana-born Gerardo Contino, «El Abogado de la Salsa,» is a Cuban singer and songwriter. This former lead singer of the Cuban mega-group NG La Banda is a party onstage: he loves to improvise and to pull the audience into call & response.
Mixing musical styles from their home in Cuba with the diversity of sounds they encountered when they made New York City their home, Los Habaneros transcend traditional musical genres to create a real fusion that provokes fans into hip-shaking abandon. The band is comprised of a young generation of Havana-trained musicians.
Produced by Latin Grammy-nominated Luisito Quintero, and featuring 5 time Grammy-award winning bassist John Benitez, the band's first album, Somos Latinos, was released to critical acclaim in 2013. The group has toured in Peru, Canada, Qatar, and all throughout the United States.
Their second album, LOS HABANEROS, will be released in 2017.
Presented by: Lula Music And Arts Centre and CIUT 89.5 FM