Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 @ 8pm and 10pm

Aurora Communications, Inc. & Azucar Entertainment present:


Chico Alvarez y Mafímba



Ernesto "Chico" Alvarez Peraza is a native New Yorker specializing in Cuban dance music. Chico was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Cuba. He has been performing as a singer throughout the New York City tri-state area for the last four decades. He currently performs with his ten piece conjunto "Mafímba" and can also be heard hosting New World Gallery, a weekly music show which airs on Sunday afternoons at WBAI Pacifica Radio (99.5 FM). He is a staff writer for Latin Beat magazine and his written works can also be found online, via Currently he lives in northern New Jersey. Throughout the years, Mr. Alvarez has been the recipient of many awards, among them a special recognition from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. During his twenty two years on the air, he has interviewed a broad range of artists, from Andres Segovia, Tony Bennett, Ben E. King, Dizzy Gillespie to Tito Puente, Cachao Lopez, Celia Cruz and Chucho Valdés.


“Chico Alvarez is a time-traveler. His voice rises as if from old wax records. His diction and intonation have the sweet quality of old Cuban soneros. On the other hand, the band is slammin' very much in the here and now.”

- Luis Moreno, Yahoo Latin Jazz E-Group


Mafímba is:

CHICO ALVAREZ, leader & vocalist

MANUEL ALEJANDRO, vocalist & percussion



JOSÉ FREYRE, trombone,

LUIS MANGUAL, bongó & vocals

PITO CASTILLO, conga drums






MILK Lounge

2056 Second Ave.

(btwn 105 & 106 Strs.)

New York, NY  10029

Tel: (212) 410 - 2999

rsvp: 212.594.9355


Cover: $5 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm -  $10 from 6:30pm 'til closing

Band plays: 8pm and 10pm


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