Charanga Tropical Events

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Fall Fiesta CD Release Party

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Dakota Jazz Club, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Celebrating their successful tour to Havana, Cuba last Summer, Charanga Tropical will be hosting a Fall Fiesta CD Release Party to celebrate the release of 'In Cuba'!

'In Cuba' was recorded in the same space where the Buena Vista Social Club was made. The resulting music features a mix of originals and Cuban classics. The CD package includes a 20-page booklet that tells the story of Charanga's landmark tour through vivid photos and liner notes by Dr. Olavo Alén, Cuba's greatest living musicologist.

This is the one show you won't want to miss!

$15 Cover - All Ages For more information, visit DakotaCooks.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!

Minnesota State Fair

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AFL CIO Labor Pavilion , 1657 Dan Patch Ave, Falcon Heights, MN 55108

It's that time of year again for the Great Minnesota Get-Together! Head over to the Musician Union's Stage at the AFL CIO Labor Pavilion on the corner of Danpatch and Cooper for some sizzling salsa and burnin' boleros!

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, 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!

Chateau St. Croix Jazz Festival

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Chateau St. Croix Vineyard, 1998 WI-87, St Croix Falls, WI 54024

Enjoy food from local food trucks, tour the winery and of course drink delicious Chateau wine. For those guests who prefer beer, a selection of local craft beers by the glass or bottle will be offered. This is the perfect mid-summer event! Free Admission!

Loring Park Lunch-Time Concert

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Loring Park, 1382 Willow St. , Minneapolis, MN 55403

Join Charanga Tropical for and intimate lunch performamce in Loring Park! This Free Performance will include all the salsa and Danzon you know and love in the beautiful Scenery of Loring Park. Food Trucks will be on-site so plan for a beautiful afternoon and save some room for lunch!

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!

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!

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!

Westminster Town Hall w/ E.J. Dionne

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 MARQUETTE AVE, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55403

Charanga Tropical will play a 30-min concert prior to Westminster Town Hall Forum talk by Washington Post Columnist E.J. Dionne.

FREE and Open to the Public!

E.J. Dionne writes a twice-weekly column on politics for The Washington Post. He is a senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, a professor of government at Georgetown University, and a commentator on politics for NPR, PBS, ABC, NBC, and MSNBC. He is the author of six books, including Our Divided Political Heart and Why Americans Hate Politics, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was a nominee for the National Book Award. His latest book, Why the Right Went Wrong, explores the recent history of unrest and discontent in the Republican Party, tracing its beginning to Goldwater conservatism in the 1960s. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard University and holds a DPhil from Balliol College at Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

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!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 MPLS, 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 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, 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 Charnaga 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!

Private Event

St. Paul, MN

Charanga will provide the soundtrack for 30 years of Almanac and Twin Cities Public Television programming. Possible clips of the band on TV between 7-8pm on TPT (channel 2 in Minneapolis/St. Paul)

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! Full Show Info here: http://www.icehousempls.com/events/2015/10/11/charanga-tropical