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La Moderna Tradición @ The Sound Room // Berkeley
August 5, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm$20
Friday AT 8 PM
Orquesta La Moderna Tradición
at Freight & Salvage.
DANCE FLOOR OPEN
Orquesta La Moderna Tradición plays traditional and modern Cuban music – at once transporting you to an era of sensual danzones and swinging cha-chas and playing modern timba-infused music guaranteed to satisfy dancers from danzón to modern salsa/Cuban music. The only band in the United States that plays their brand of music, the Orquesta captures the romance and style of a memorable era in Cuban dance music and will keep everyone on their feet. Violins and flutes weave lilting melodies against the backdrop of driving Afro-Cuban rhythms. As one critic said: “Imagine a blend of Tito Puente and a tango, and you’ll begin to get an idea of the power and beauty of this music.”
Featuring the best of the Bay Area Cuban music scene, they will be performing with Tregar Otton, Sandy Poindexter and Anthony Blea on violins, Eduardo Herrera and Félix Samuel on lead vocals, Maru Pérez-Viana on coros, Sage Baggott on coros and güiro, Julio De La Cruz on piano, Carlitos Medrano on congas, Remi Spiro on timbales, Ayla Dávila on bass, and John Calloway on flute.
“Richly authentic… old wine in a new bottle for a younger generation to savor” – Jesse Varela, Latin Beat Magazine
Happy to be back at The Sound Room playing traditional and modern Cuban music – at once transporting you to an era of sensual danzones and swinging cha-chas and playing modern timba-infused music guaranteed to satisfy dancers from danzón to modern salsa/Cuban music.
Featuring Tregar Otton, Eduardo Herrera, Maru Pérez-Viana, Jason Moen, Osvaldo Carvajal, Michael and Remi Spiro, Sandy Poindexter, Carlitos Medrano, Ayla Dávila and Richard Light.
Since 1996, this group has thrilled audiences across the country with a mix of contemporary timba-infused arrangements guaranteed to get you on your feet and traditional danzónes that transport you back to the Havana social clubs of the 1950s.
La Moderna Tradición has performed at Lincoln Center in New York, the Smithsonian Institution, The San Francisco Jazz Festival, the Telluride Jazz Festival, and many others — their tours have taken them from Alaska to El Paso and abroad.
“Orquesta La Moderna Tradición continues to produce some of the finest danzón-charanga dance material anywhere….Gorgeous.” Bruce Polin, descarga.com says of their latest CD, En Canto
“Richly authentic… old wine in a new bottle for a younger generation to savor”. Jesse Varela, Latin Beat Magazine
“It’s cadence is so sensual that it’s virtually irresistible!” Enrique Fernandez, Miami Sun Sentinel.
- Félix Samuel – Lead singer
- Orlando Torriente – Coros and güiro
- Maru Pérez-Viana – Coros
- Julio De La Cruz – Piano
- Ayla Dávila – Bass
- Remi Spiro – Timbales
- Michael Spiro – Congas
- John Calloway – Flute
- Sandy Poindexter – Violin
- Tregar Otton – Violin.