Charanga Tropical became the first American ensemble ever invited to perform at the prestigious International Danzón Festival in Havana, Cuba. The biannual festival celebrates the musical style of danzón and features the top charanga bands in the world.
From June 24th to 30th, 2015 Charanga Tropical performed festival concerts at venues throughout the city. Additionally our group was able to record multiple sessions at the famed EGREM Areito studios in Centro Havana (the same recording studio where the Buena Vista Social Club recording was made!). This landmark recording by the first American charanga group to record in the studios will be released in the United States early 2016.
We're still in process of uploading photos, videos, and more. In the meantime you can see many images on our Facebook Page (link) or see the Itinerary of our recent Cuba tour HERE.
Charanga Tropical is back from its groundbreaking tour to Cuba as the first American band ever to play Havana's International Danzón Festival and is hosting a Cuban themed party to release its new CD! The disc was recorded at legendary EGREM's Areito studio, the same space in where 'Buena Vista Social Club' and so many other classic Cuban recordings were made.
One Night In Cuba will feature an all-star lineup of musicians from Charanga Tropical, Malamanya, Salsa Del Soul, QBand, and Salsabrosa. Other guests to include Cuban pianist Viviana Pintado, Chicago Salsa singers Franklin Paz and Juan Castro, Latin jazzer Craig Russo, and dance showcases by Rene Dance Studio and salsa performance team Salsa De La Calle.
Doors open at 7 p.m. with DJ Momchil spinning salsa hits. Bring your dancing shoes for a lively salsa lesson from one of dance instructor Rene Thompson, former lead dancer at La Tropicana in Havana, Cuba. At 8 p.m. Charanga Tropical takes the stage.