Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 @ 10:00pm & 12:00am

HavanaRumba.net Presents:

 

WEDNESDAY’S LIVE CUBAN DANCE PARTY!

Featuring Live Cuban Music by

 

Nu Guajiro

with DJ Andrea (between sets)

Spinning The Best Cuban Dance Music North Of Havana!

 

Nu Guajiro (formerly Mo’ Guajiro) struck its first chords in Brooklyn, NY in 1995, long before Buena Vista Social Club and the current influx of Son Montuno groups hit Manhattan. From the start, a tremendous love and respect for the great Septetos and Conjuntos of El Son (Cuban predecessor of Salsa) brought current co-leaders Aaron Halva (Iowa) and Jainardo Batista-Sterling (Puerto Rico) together in a great search for their own flavor of this music that continues today. Over the past 13 years they have had the honor of sharing the stage with Los Van Van, Ibrahim Ferrer and The Buena Vista Social Club, El Gran Combo, La Sonora Poncena, and Chucho Valdez among many others. They have toured the United States, Puerto Rico and Europe for private performances, festivals, radio and TV appearances. Nu means NEW. Guajiros are Cuban country folk. Considered by many as the premier Son group in New York, Nu Guajiro blends a profound respect for tradition with a healthy dose of funky innovation and the grit of 10 years on New York City Streets.

 

"Nu Guajiro has strong following...with swing, sabor and charm to spare."
- Rhythm Magazine

 

"Con la música fluyendo por dentro como la sangre, ya son una institución en la ciudad"
- El Diario

 

"Brash, sexy and fun, Nu Guajiro weave in and out of songs... the melody explodes. The crowd likes what they hear. It's community, and it works. Everyone's invited. No hang-ups, no hidden agendas and no sitting around. This party is far from over."
- Village Voice

 

Drom is an excellent spot with an amazing sound system and a great dance floor. Located in the East Village area of Manhattan, DROM is a multi-event venue with a restaurant and lounge. With high ceilings, earthy colors and comfortable seating, DROM provides a warm, inviting, sophisticated and informal atmosphere to relax and enjoy multi-cultural and varied programming.

 

DROM

85 Avenue A
(btwn 5 & 6 strs)

New York, NY 10003

Tel: (212) 777-1157

 

Doors Open: 9:30pm

Band Plays: 10:00pm & 12:00am

Admission: $12

 

HavanaRumba.net’s Cuban Dance Party will Happen Weekly in January at DROM with Your Support.  Please Come and Enjoy This Great Venue and Dance to the Best Live Cuban Music in NYC!  For more info go to: www.HavanaRumba.net

 

 

Message from DJ Andrea:

 

Dear music and dance lovers,

 

Thank you very much for helping us make last Wednesday at DROM with Grupo Irek another successful event.  Without your much appreciated participation and enthusiasm we surely could not continue to bring some of the best local Cuban music performers to DROM's stage.  DROM's owners are being extremely gracious (especially in light of these tough economic times) in giving us this weekly opportunity to help keep live music viable and happening in NYC.  Cuban music deserves to be heard for many reasons, and since no radio, T.V. station, print media  or any other sort of support exists (at least to my knowledge here in New York City – except of course, for our  friends at HavanaNewYork.com), live performances are all we have.  I ask you to please attend, in full force, every Wednesday and help us spread the word about DROM on Wednesdays to your friends, family, co-workers, tourists, etc.

 

My passion for Cuban music started in my teens when I first laid hands on a conga drum, some 30 years ago.  In 1986 I started DJ-ing in NYC's clubs, and I have always made it a point to include Cuban music in my repertoire, which includes traditional Cuban and the more progressive styles such as Cuban Salsa, Timba, etc.

 

Cheers,

DJ Andrea

...

 

For more info on Nu Guajiro go to: www.myspace.com/nuguajiro
To listen to and/or purchase Nu Guajiro’s CD Paciencia go to: www.CDBaby.com

For more info on DROM go to: www.dromnyc.com

 

 

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Performance dates, times and admission fees subject to change. Please check our website regularly or call venue for updated info the day of the performance.