Wednesday, October 28, 2009 @ 8pm

JLV Nightlife & Candela Productions Present:




y Tiempo Eterno

Live at CubanSoul at Club Retreat

Hosted by Roger Barr


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


Tiempo Eterno is:

CHICO ALVAREZ, vocals and percussion



TONY DE VIVO, tumbadoras and percussion

OCTAVIO PONCE, flute, sax and vocals




JLV NightLife and Candela Productions are proud to announce the re-launch of “CubanSoul Wednesdays” at Club Retreat.  Building on their on going success, JVL Nightlife have invited Roger Barr of Candela Productions and CubanSoul at Nells fame to partner on a re-launch of the historic CubanSoul Latin Dance party at Retreat.


Candela Productions is set to showcase many of today’s top Cuban, Son, Timba and Salsa bands at the trendy night spot.  In addition, two of the most recognizable New York City Latin DJ’s are slated to make several appearances.  DJ Elvira and DJ David Medina, the mainstays at the old club Nells in NYC where the CubanSoul party originated, will lend their talents to this weekly event on upcoming dates.




37 W. 17th Street

(btwn. 5th & 6th Ave.)

New York, NY 10011

Tel: (212) 488-6600


Doors open at 6pm

$5 before 7pm, $10 all night after

Happy Hour 6 pm - 7 pm

Free Dinner Buffet

Free Latin dance lesson 7pm

DJ playing the Best in Latin dance music

Live Music 8pm

(live performances and show-times subject to change)


For reservations call (646) 417 8312 or (646) 361-5960


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