EDGARDO & LaTiDo 5tet @ BISSAP BAOBAB.
Fridays 2nd @ 9:00PM
BISSAP BAOBAB, 2243 Mission St., San Francisco.
European, African, South American people and Cultures blend and bend in this eclectic FUN venue that always seems to work for you.
The tasty and simple cuisine, full bar, inexpensive (if any) cover charge and a nice selection of entertainers of a wide variety of styles of music, in addition to a great dance floor and a quiet area if you so desire, makes Bissap Baobab one of my favorite places to play in SF. We are here every second Friday of the month!
Dance to the authentic salsa music of Edgardo & Latido – artisits who pride themselves in strong vocals, tight rhythms and horns!
Lead singer and conga drummer Edgardo Cambón, started Edgardo & Candela in 1986 in the Bay Area. Candela’s repertoire combines dance styles like Mambo, Cha-Cha-Chá, Merengue, Bolero, Bachata, Timba, Cumbia and more via songs by Eddie Palmieri, Ruben Blades, Tito Puente, Guaco, Celia Cruz plus Edgardo’s original music!
CANDELA has two related meanings in Spanish, candle and fire.
Blessed with a tenor voice that resembles at times of that of Rubén Blades and Isaac Delgado, lead singer, Conga drummer Edgardo Cambón, started “Edgardo & Candela” Salsa Band in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1986.
Their high energy level performances, featuring great vocals, a tight rhythm section and the powerful sound of the horns, is by now -after 4 CD recordings to prove it- world renown.
Candela’s, repertoire combines dancing styles like Mambo, Cha-Cha-Chá, Merengue, Bolero, Bachata,Timba, Cumbia and much more.
A great audience communicator and seasoned performer, Edgardo will assure that everyone is entertained while he mixes singing tunes by Oscar De León, Eddie Palmieri, Rubén Blades, Tito Puente, Guaco, Pete “Conde” Rodriguez, Jerry Rivera, Marc Anthony, Celia Cruz and Ray Barretto among others, but the real treat here is Edgardo’s original music, presenting him as a poetic lyricist and accomplished writer.
– Edgardo has mastered that great ability to lead his Salsa Band from the Conga drums…while singing lead vocals…! Now… that’s a show by itself!
Jessie Varela, program Director of KCSM.
-The amazing voice of “El Sonero del Uruguay”
Jesús “Chucho” Valdez.