Saturday, March 14th, 2009 @ 11:00pm

The West Gate Lounge Presents:

 

Chico Alvarez y Mafímba

Ernesto "Chico" Alvarez Peraza is a Cuban American artist specializing in Latin American music. He has been performing as a singer throughout the New York City tri-state area for the last four decades. He currently performs with the Afro-Cuban dance band Mafímba and can be heard hosting New World Gallery, a weekly music show which airs on Sunday afternoons at WBAI Pacifica Radio (99.5 FM). He is also a writer for Latin Beat magazine and a graphic artist who is responsible for designing album covers for various music labels. He was born in New York City and grew up in Cuba. Currently he lives in northern New Jersey. Throughout the years, Alvarez has been the recipient of many awards, among them a special recognition from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. During his twenty one 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

JORGE MALDONADO, vocalist

RICHIE VITALE, trumpet

STEVE GLUZBAND, trumpet

LEONEL SANCHEZ, trumpet

JOSÉ FREYRE, trombone,

LUIS MANGUAL, bongó

PITO CASTILLO, conga drums

EDY MARTINEZ, piano,

RUBEN RODRIGUEZ, bass

ALFONSO GARCIA OSUNA, tres

 

West Gate Lounge

26 Route 59

Nyack, New York 10960

Tel: (845) 358-8100

 

Latin Dance Lessons: 8:00 -10:00pm

DJ Starts: 10:00pm

Band first set: 11:00pm

Admission: Call

 

For more info on The West Gate Lounge go to: www.westgatelounge.com

 

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

www.cdbaby.com

 

 

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