Charanga Tropical Events

One Night In Cuba - CD Release Party

Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis

Get ready for a night of modern timba, intense danzones, romantic boleros, and salsa, salsa, salsa!

Back from a groundbreaking tour to Cuba as the first American band (ever!) to play Havana's International Danzón Festival, Charanga Tropical hosts 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.

Danzón Matinee with Charanga Tropical

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Icehouse Restaurant, 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

It's a Sunday afternoon of lush Latin music with NO COVER. This monthly matinee features the rich sounds of Danzón, full of strings and beautiful melodies, and the national dance of Cuba. In 2015 Charanga Tropical became the first American group ever to perform at the International Danzón Festival in Havana. Come here the repertoire that brought the band to the 'The Pearl of The Caribbean' Cuba. No cover (!) with rum based drink specials. ¡Qué Rico!

Danzón Matinee with Charanga Tropical

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Icehouse Restaurant, 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minnepolis, MN 55404

It's a Sunday afternoon of lush Latin music with NO COVER. This monthly matinee features the rich sounds of Danzón, full of strings and beautiful melodies, and the national dance of Cuba. In 2015 Charanga Tropical became the first American group ever to perform at the International Danzón Festival in Havana. Come hear the repertoire that brought the band to the 'The Pearl of The Caribbean' Cuba. No cover (!) with rum based drink specials. ¡Qué Rico!

Danzón Matinee with Charanga Tropical

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Icehouse Restaurant, 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

It's a Sunday afternoon of lush Latin music with NO COVER. This monthly matinee features the rich sounds of Danzón, full of strings and beautiful melodies, and the national dance of Cuba. In 2015 Charanga Tropical became the first American group ever to perform at the International Danzón Festival in Havana. Come hear the repertoire that brought the band to the 'The Pearl of The Caribbean' Cuba. No cover (!) with rum based drink specials. ¡Qué Rico!

Danzón Matinee with Charanga Tropical

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Icehouse Restaurant, 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minnepolis, MN 55404

It's a Sunday afternoon of lush Latin music with NO COVER. This monthly matinee features the rich sounds of Danzón, full of strings and beautiful melodies, and the national dance of Cuba. In 2015 Charanga Tropical became the first American group ever to perform at the International Danzón Festival in Havana. Come hear the repertoire that brought the band to the 'The Pearl of The Caribbean' Cuba. No cover (!) with rum based drink specials. ¡Qué Rico!

Charanga Tropical @ Lake Harriet Bandshell

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Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55409

Add a hint of Cuba into your summer with Charanga Tropical as they heat up the Lake Harriet Bandshell!

As one of the picturesque lakes in the renowned Chain of Lakes, Lake Harriet features 67 acres of land and 344 acres of water. The bandshell is one of the best outdoor venues the Twin Cities has to offer!

For more information and a complete schedule for Lake Harriet Bandshell, visit http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com/

Danzón Matinee with Charanga Tropical

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Icehouse Restaurant, 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

It's a Sunday afternoon of lush Latin music with NO COVER. This monthly matinee features the rich sounds of Danzón, full of strings and beautiful melodies, and the national dance of Cuba. In 2015 Charanga Tropical became the first American group ever to perform at the International Danzón Festival in Havana. Come hear the repertoire that brought the band to the 'The Pearl of The Caribbean' Cuba. No cover (!) with rum based drink specials. ¡Qué Rico!