MARACA USA Tour '08 & CD Release @ S.O.B.'s

 

S.O.B.'s Latin Concerts Presents:

 

Orlando Valle Maraca "LO QUE QUIERO ES FIESTA"

CD Release Party - Wednesday October 1st, 2008

 

Cuba's ‘MARACA’ is back with “Lo Que Quiero Es Fiesta”!

After a few years away from the studio and extensive touring around the world, Cuban flutist and bandleader Orlando Valle ‘Maraca’ delivers “Lo que Quiero es Fiesta”, a high energy album of dance music grounded on tradition but influenced by current trends. The theme behind the album, says Maraca, is to revitalize the sound of his band, “But in essence, the songs have to do with street life, with some innovations in the fusion of rhythms and references to jazz and other international styles.”

 

Nominated for “Best Salsa Album of the year” for 2003, winner of many awards in Cuba, at Cubadisco and in EGREM voted “Best Fusion Album” both in 1999 and 2001. He was also voted for “Best Latin Jazz Album” in 1995, and “Best Recording” in 2003. The Cuban flutist, composer and director of the group Orlando Valle Maraca is definitely a spectacle to see live, as he directs his highly talented 12-member group. Maraca, musician and director, was named a “visionary” by “Chicago Tribune en Español” 2003, and is considered one of the most popular names in Latin and Afro-Cuban Music, from salsa to Latin jazz. His music is a cocktail of fusion and energy that stems from the most jazziest improvisations to the most danceable elements of Caribbean and popular Cuban music.

 

MARACA AND THE NEW COLLECTIVE IS Orlando "Maraca" Valle - flute, percussion, vocals Osmany Paredes - piano Adonis Puente - vocals Alberto Alberto - vocals Joreg "Sawa" Pérez - bass Humberto "El Nengue" Hernández - congas Coky García - drums/timbales Felipe Lamoglia - saxophones Tito Carrillo - trumpet Sean Billings - trumpet.

 

S.O.B.’s

204 Varick St. @ W. Houston

New York, NY 10014

Phone: (212) 243-4940

 

2 SEPARATE SHOWS:

DOORS 6:30PM - SHOW 8PM

& DOORS 9PM - SHOW 10PM

 

DJ Music by: DJ DAVID MEDINA

 

Admission: $25 IN ADV, $28 DAY OF SHOW

 

For more info call S.O.B.’s at (212) 243-4940 or go to: www.sobs.com

 

 

MARACA & THE NEW COLLECTIVE USA TOUR '08 SCHEDULE:

 

09/11 - Cleveland, OH

Night town

                                      

09/12 - Chicago, IL

Old Town School of Folk Music

 

09/13 - Madison, WI

World Music Festival, Wisconsin Union Theater

 

09/14 - Milwaukee, WI

Global Union Festival

 

09/19 - Monterey, CA

MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL (Arena Stage)

All-stars band featuring Giovanni Hidalgo (Congas), David Sanchez (Sax), Miguel Zenon (Sax), Ed Simon (Piano), Murray Low (Keyboards), John Benitez (Bass), Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez (drums), and the strings section of the Monterey Orchestra

 

09/20 - Monterey, CA

MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL (Red Belt)

All-stars band featuring Giovanni Hidalgo (Congas), David Sanchez (Sax), Miguel Zenon (Sax), Ed Simon (Piano), Murray Low (Keyboards), John Benitez (Bass), Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez (drums), and the strings section of the Monterey Orchestra

 

09/25 - Portland, OR      

Roseland Theater

 

09/26 - Olympia, WA      

South Puget Sound Community College

 

09/27 - Seattle, WA

Century Ballroom           

 

09/28 - San Diego, CA

7:30 PM

Anthology

1337, India Street

San Diego, CA

Tel: (619) 595-0300       

 

09/30 - Los Angeles, CA

King King

6555  Hollywood Bvd.

90028, Hollywood, CA 90028

Tel: (323) 960-5765

 

10/01 - New York, NY

S.O.B.’s - CD Release

 

10/02 - Washington DC

Zanzibar

 

10/04 - Grand Rapids, MI

8:00PM

Fine Arts Center, Calvin College

3201 Burton St. SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

 

For more info & tour updates:

www.myspace.com/maracavalle or www.maraca.cult.cu

 

To listen to and/or purchase Maraca’s new CD Lo Que Qiuero Es Fiesta go to:

www.ahinama.com/maraca.htm

 

To view Maraca on YouTube Click here or on image below.

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