Friday, July 24th, 2009 @ Doors Open 9:30pm

DROM Presents:

 

José "Pepito" Gómez

& La Bola Live Cuban Timba!

 

 featuring

DJ David Medina

Spinning The Best Cuban Music North of Havana!

DJ David Medina On Fox 5 News! For video clip click here.

 

“When the name José "Pepito" Gómez is mentioned, people listen. This former vocalist for one of the hottest Cuban Salsa bands today, "Pupy y Los Que Son Son", is a major reason this band has been so successful.”
- Salsatlanta.com

 

Called “another order of performer” by Ben Ratliff of the NY Times, José "Pepito" Gómez has taken New York by storm. José Gómez is best known as the one of the founders, composers and lead singers of the top band "Cesar Pedroso y Los Que Son Son." Winner of the prestigious Cuba Disco award for best male singer in Cuba.

 

José Gómez has certainly come a long way from his small town in Cuba, recently turning people away at a 5000 person club in Italy where he was playing with the band “Pupy y los que Son Son.” Mr. Gómez has a deep understanding of Cuban music, as he began his illustrious career with Maravilla de Florida, a band with over 50 years of musical history.  This was just the beginning of his collaboration with Latin music greats. Mr. Gómez has gone on to perform with Habana Ensemble, Cesar "Pupy" Pedroso, Gilberto Santarosa, Cheo Feliciano and Grammy nominated Gonzalo Grau.

 

La Bolá provides an eclectic blend of Cuban music, ranging across the wide spectrum of style and genres, yet in a refreshingly modern Timba style.  La Bolá centers on harmonious, groove-set Timba music, establishing an approach that is not aggressive, but easy to understand, and more importantly, very danceable.

 

The band's musical direction is headed by the brilliant Cuban pianist/arranger/composer, Ariacne Trujillo, while vocalists, Eduardo "El Niño" Alvarez and Lid Ferrera provide a magnificent marriage of different styles, pitches and approaches, and keep the crowds entertained at all times.  A powerhouse rhythm section that is remindful of the Cuban-based Timba bands (drums, congas, timbales, guiro) is led by Cuban percussionist Aryam Vázquez and bassist Richei Leyva.  The band is complemented by a full-force horn section (1 trumpet, 2 trombones) and the harmonious, yet soulful, elegance of the Cuban flute and violin.

 

DROM

85 Avenue A
(btwn 5 & 6 strs)

New York, NY 10009

Tel: (212) 777-1157

 

Doors: 9:30pm

1st set: 10:15pm

 

For info call: 917-439-4331 or email: jgomezrepresentation@yahoo.com

 

Advance tickets on sale through paypal at: www.pepitogomez.com

$13 in advance until July 22.

$16 at the door.

 

For more info on:
José "Pepito" Gómez go to: www.pepitogomez.com
La Bolá go to: www.myspace.com/timbonlabola
Pupy y Los Que Son Son go to: www.myspace.com/pupyylosquesonson
DJ David Medina
go to: http://www.djmedina.com
DROM
go to: www.dromnyc.com

 

 

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