Saturday, August 8th, 2009 @ 10pm

Camaradas el Barrio Presents:


Venissa Santi


What do legendary radio show host and jazz expert, Bob Parlocha, Latin music icon Ruben Blades and renowned promoter, Dick Le Palm have in common? They all agree that Cuban American singer-songwriter Venissa Santi is a name to watch.


As Raul D’ Gama of Latin Jazz Network wrote, “She joins the likes of Billie Holiday, Abbey Lincoln, Sheila Jordan, Elis, Rosa, Celia, Flora Purim and fewer others than can be counted on the fingers of a hand – as the highest practitioners of the art of vocal music.”


On Saturday, August 8th (2009), Venissa and her trio will perform at CAMARADAS  EL BARRIO BAR & RESTAURANT, a self-described worker’s public house. True to it’s working-class roots, CAMARADAS celebrates the spirit of the unsung hero; factory workers & laborers whose work ethic, sweat, and ability make New York City one of the leading industrial and financial centers in the world. Camaradas has become a regular destination for those who are seeking quality entertainment in New York City.


Joining Venissa will be pianist, Elio Villafranca, bassist, Yunior Terry and drummer, Francois Zayas. We invite you to join Venissa as she celebrates the release of her debut recording, BIENVENIDA on Sunnyside Records.



Camaradas el Barrio

2241 First Avenue

(@ 115 Street El Barrio)

New York, NY 10029

Tel: (212) 348-2703



1st Set at 10pm

Cover: $5.


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