Saturday, November 7th, 2009 - 7:30 pm

Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture Presents:

 

Direct From Havana, Cuba!

 

The Legendary and Timeless

 

SEPTETO NACIONAL

 

¡ÉCHALE SALSITA!

 

Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro, Cuba’s legendary and timeless son ensemble, will present an exclusive New York City concert at the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture at 7:30 pm on Saturday, November 7th. The Hostos Center is located at 450 Grand Concourse (at 149 St.) in the Bronx.

 

The concert will be the first by performers from Cuba at the Hostos Center since the fall of 2003 when U.S. visas began to be denied to Cuban artists.

 

Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro are paragon interpreters of son, Cuba’s national music genre par excellence. Decades before the Buena Vista Social Club, the septet performed the compositions of its namesake, transforming them into international standards of the son tradition.

 

Septeto Nacional was formed in 1927 by the first superstar of Cuban Son, Ignacio Piñeiro.  A bassist, vocalist and composer, he composed Échale Salsita, perhaps the best known Son of all time, and the source, of the term “Salsa” by which Son is known today.  Since Piñeiro's death in 1968, the septet has had a succession of leaders of renown, including guitarist/ composer Rafael Ortiz, vocalist Carlos Embale, and guitarist Richard Aymee Castro.  In its current configuration, Septeto Nacional is directed by Francisco Oropesa.  Now more than eight decades after its founding, Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro is a national treasure interpreting a timeless repertoire to the delight of audiences and dancers throughout the world.

 

Septeto Nacional opens their 2009 U.S. Tour Échale Salsita Directamente desde Cuba at Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture in New York City on November 7th (tour dates below).

 

 

Hostos Repertory Theater

Hostos Community College/CUNY

450 Grand Concourse (at 149th St.)

Bronx, NY 10451

 

Date: Saturday, November 7th, 2009

Show time: 7:30 pm

 

Admission: $35.00

Info & Tickets:  (718) 518-4455

To purchase tickets online: www.hostos.cuny.edu/culturearts

After Concert Late Night Party at The West Gate Lounge !!!
Free Admission with Hostos Concert Ticket Stubs
Septeto Nacional performs at 2:00 am

WEST GATE LOUNGE

Best Western Nyack On Hudson

26 Route 59 Nyack, NY 10960

Open till 4:00am

Phone: (845) 358-8100

www.westgatelounge.com

 

 

SEPTETO NACIONAL TOUR DATES / FALL 2009
(SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Sat Nov 7
NEW YORK / Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture
www.Hostos.Cuny.edu/culturearts

NEW YORK / West Gate Lounge (LATE NIGHT)
www.westgatelounge.com

Mon Nov 9
PUERTO RICO / Conservatorio de Musica de PR
www.cmpr.edu

Tue Nov 10
PUERTO RICO / Conservatorio de Musica de PR
www.cmpr.edu

PUERTO RICO / El Balcon del Zumbador (LATE NIGHT)
http://www.elbalcondelzumbador.com

Wed Nov 11
PUERTO RICO / OPEN

Thu Nov 12
PUERTO RICO / Radio Universidad (interview and on-air performance)
http://www.radiouniversidad.pr/

PUERTO RICO / Nuyorican Cafe
www.nuyoricancafepr.com

Fri Nov 13
PUERTO RICO / Nuyorican Café
www.nuyoricancafepr.com

Sat Nov 14
PUERTO RICO / Nuyorican Café
www.nuyoricancafepr.com

Mon Nov 16
NEW YORK / Guantanamera
www.guantanameranyc.com

Wed Nov 18
NEW YORK / La Boom
www.laboomny.com

Thu Nov 19
NEW YORK / Sounds of Brazil (SOB's)
www.sobs.com

Fri Nov 20
CONNECTICUT / Hartford (venue TBA)

Sat Nov 21
MIAMI, FL / Hoy Como Ayer
www.hoycomoayer.us

Sun Nov 22
CHICAGO / Alhambra Palace
www.alhambrapalacerestaurant.com

Mon Nov 23
SAN FRANCISCO / Yoshi's
www.yoshis.com

Tue Nov 24
SAN FRANCISCO / Yoshi's
www.yoshis.com

Wed Nov 25
SAN FRANCISCO / Yoshi's
www.yoshis.com

Thurs Nov 26 (SPECIAL THANKSGIVING CONCERT)
SAN FRANCISCO / Yoshi's
www.yoshis.com

Fri Nov 27
LOS ANGELES - Sportsmen's Lodge
www.sportsmenslodge.com / www.albertorresevents.com

Sat Nov 28
OHIO / (TBA)

 

 

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