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

Aurora Communications, Inc. & Azucar Entertainment present:

 

Chico Alvarez y Mafímba

LIVE!

 

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 latinjazznet.com. 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

ROBERT RODRIGUEZ, trumpet

LEONEL SANCHEZ, trumpet

JOSÉ FREYRE, trombone,

LUIS MANGUAL, bongó & vocals

PITO CASTILLO, conga drums

SERGIO RIVERA, piano,

RUBEN RODRIGUEZ, bass

ALFONSO GARCIA OSUNA, tres

 

 

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

 

DJ Spinning The Best in Latin music

 

For more info on MILK Lounge go to: www.milklounge.com

 

For more info on Chico Alvarez and to purchase his CD Los Barbaros Del Ritmo go to: www.JazzIntensity.com

 

 

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