29 September 2008

Win Tickets to Cuba in New York City...

One more thing today... Maraca and the New Collective blew through my town the other day, leaving a trail of sweaty salseros in their wake. Within a couple of days, they'll be on the other coast, tearing it up at S.O.B's in New York.

The best part? I've got a pair of tickets to give away for the S.O.B's show on Wednesday night.

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Entries will be accepted until 5pm Pacific USA time on Tuesday. The winner will be drawn randomly from all entries, and notified shortly thereafter.

Here's a video to entice you, and more show details are below.

Wednesday October 1st
S.O.B's Presents:
Orlando "Maraca" Valle

New CD Release, "Lo Que Quiero Es Fiesta"
First 200 People Receive A FREE 5-Song EP!!

Doors: 7PM
Show: 8PM and 10PM
Admission: $22 ADV/$25 DOS

The Cuban flutist, composer and director of the group Maraca, Orlando Valle is definitely a spectacle to see live, as he directs his highly talented 12-member group. Maraca, both musician and director, was named a "visionary" by "Chicago Tribune en Espanol" 2003, and is considered one of the most popular names in Latin and Afro-Cuban Music, from salsa to Latin jazz. His music is a cocktail of fusion and energy that stems from the most jazziest improvisations to the most danceable elements of Caribbean and popular Cuban music.

MARACA AND THE NEW COLLECTIVE IS Orlando "Maraca" Valle - flute, percussion, vocals Adonis Puente - vocals, Alberto Alberto - vocals, Osmany Paredes - piano, Jorge "Sawa" Pérez - bass, Humberto "El Nengue" Hernández - congas, Coky García - drums/timbales, Felipe Lamoglia - saxophones, Tito Carrillo - trumpet, Sean Billings - trumpet.

With Maraca's Latin and Afro-Cuban sounds the band is sure to shine the entire night. Join Maraca for the release of his sixth album "…Lo Que Quiero Es Fiesta". Come see a master at work on Wednesday, October 1st at SOBs.

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