SATURDAY AT 9 PM – 1:30 AM
MANOLITO Y SU TRABUCO
From $50 3140 Mission Street, San Francisco.
MANOLITO Y SU TRABUCO
Saturday July 15th
Manolito y su Trabuco
Doors 9PM / 21+.
Timba , Timba y mas Timba con MANOLITO Y SU TRABUCO en San Francisco.
Esta Sábado 15 de Julio!
Después de varios años de ausencia, llega #ManolitoSimone y toda su orquesta completa al Bay Area. Ellos llegarán recargados de la buena salsa cubana.
MANOLITO SIMONE Y SU TRABUCO
● Sábado 15 de Julio.
● Roccapulco night club.
● 3140 Mission st San Francisco Ca 94112.
● info , jaffeevents.com
On July 15th, San Francisco’s Roccapulco Event Center will host Manolito y su Trabuco, a dynamic salsa and timba group from Cuba. The band, named after founder and pianist Manolito Simonet, combines traditional Cuban music with forceful and strong elements, as represented by the name “Trabuco” which refers to a firearm from the times of the Independence War of 1895. After serving as the musical director of Maravilla de Florida for six years, Simonet left the group along with most of its members in 1993. He added a horn section, synthesizer and kick drum, and began playing timba under the name Manolito y su Trabuco. In 1996, Bembe Records released the band’s first CD, Directo al corazón, as part of their “Salsa cubana” series aimed at marketing the new Cuban popular music as salsa. While timba’s acceptance in the salsa market has been limited, Manolito y su Trabuco’s creative use of multiple contrapuntal moñas (horn guajeos) has helped them cross over into the salsa scene. The band’s front line has included some of the best singers of the era, such as Rosendo “El Gallo” Díaz, Sixto “El Indio” Llorente, and Carlos Kalunga. They are also one of the largest timba bands, with a “super-charangón” lineup that includes violin, cello, two trumpets, two trombones, flute, synthesizer, piano, bass, drums, congas, and güiro. Manolito y su Trabuco’s music features R&B influences, filtered through Simonet’s strong Cuban aesthetic and arranging abilities, resulting in many of their biggest hits. The band has also recorded cumbias to appeal to Mexican and South American audiences.
Manolito y su Trabuco is a salsa and timba group out of Camaguey and Havana, Cuba. It is named for founding member, pianist Manolito Simonet. Trabuco literally means a firearm from the times of the Independence War of 1895 and figuratively refers to anything forceful or strong
On February 26, 1993, after spending at least six years as musical director of Maravilla de Florida, Manolito Simonet departed along with most of the group’s members, added a horn section, synthesizer and kick drum, and started playing timba under the name Manolito y su
In 1996 United States based Bembe Records released Manolito’s first CD Directo al corazón in North America. This was the first of Bembe’s “Salsa cubana” series, an attempt to market the new Cuban popular music as salsa. For the most part however, acceptance of timba in the salsa market has been limited. In 1997, during the height of timba’s popularity, the Buena Vista Social Club released its first CD. In response to that record’s international success, older-style Cuban music became quite popular. There is little evidence that the BVSC’s success affected the sale of timba records though. Because of the band’s arrangements, Manolito y su Trabuco is one of the few timba bands that has experienced noteworthy cross-over into the salsa market. Manolito’s exceptionally creative use of multiple contrapuntal moñas (horn guajeos) is a rarity in timba, but common in salsa.
Manolito y su Trabuco’s front line has included some of the best singers of the era, including Rosendo “El Gallo” Díaz, Sixto “El Indio” Llorente, and Carlos Kalunga. Manolito’s 1990s recordings feature one of the most renowned synthesizer players, Osiris Martínez, and the prolific composer, singer Ricardo Amaray. El Trabuco is one of the largest timba bands, a “super-charangón,” as it is called, with violin, cello, two trumpets, two trombones, flute, and synthesizer, as well as the standard piano, bass, drums, congas and güiro. Many of Trabuco’s biggest hits result from Amaray’s R&B influences, filtered through Simonet’s strong Cuban aesthetic and arranging abilities. Like Issac Delgado, Manolito made CDs that mixed the aggressive hardcore timba he played in concert with various other styles designed to appeal to foreign buyers. For example, he has recorded cumbias in an effort to target Mexican and South American audiences.