One Night -Two Concerts- One Ticket
Septeto Nacional Ignacio PiÃ±eiro de Cuba & Albita Saturday April 2, 2011
3/28/11 (Los Angeles, CA) - With a one-of-a-kind return to its roots, the world-renowned Conga Room is set to showcase two incomparable Tropical music superstars in what is sure to be a spectacular and unforgettable premiere event. The "Noche Cubana" is a One Night-Two Concerts-One Ticket memorable evening featuring two of the hottest icons of Latin music: the legendary Septeto Nacional Ignacio PiÃ±eiro de Cuba and GRAMMY & EMMY award-winning recording artist Albita.
The celebration will start with Septeto Nacional, 8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. followed by Albita performing from 10:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased individually or together for both shows via www.congaroom.com.
Septeto Nacional Ignacio PiÃ±eiro de Cuba
Septeto Nacional Ignacio PiÃ±erio de Cuba triumphantly returns to the United States on tour, making a quick stop in Los Angeles at The Conga Room. The legendary Cuban band that pioneered the sound of the Cuban Son returns to Los Angeles for ONE NIGHT ONLY. The members of Septeto are the masters of the Afro-Cuban rhythm and spirit, adding a splash of rumba to Son and delivering the most infectious, up-tempo fun. The iconic group of Cuban "national treasures" (The Boston Globe) has a rich history as the preeminent Cuban Son band, with a leader and ensemble whose music spawned an entire artistic movement.Â Septeto Nacional's 2011 tour is in support of their new World Village/Harmonia Mundi album "Sin Rumba no hay Son!" ("Without the Rumba there is no Son").
Recognized by the important award of "The Order of National Culture of Cuba", GRAMMY Â®and EMMY award-winning Albita is the most authentic Cuban voice of today. Born Albita Rodriguez in Havana Cuba, her music has traveled around the world with much success. Albita's vast talent manifests as an Afro-Cuban santera, or a guajira, reincarnated as a European chanteuse of the 1930s, or a singer in the Berlin cabaret - many characters all infused with Latin roots. Albita has been recognized for her contribution to the renewal of Cuban music and for adding a very personal style to her compositions through her voice and musical arrangements.
She has remained true to her musical roots: Albita's musical style reflects that of her homeland, telling of the traditions and the yesteryear of Cuba. Her music not only appeals to young listeners for its upbeat style, but also to older audiences because of the messages her songs convey. Albita grew up around musicians; both of her parents were popular musicians in Cuba, singing 'punto' and 'guajaro', a simple Cuban style of music. Her shows are often attended by well-known personalities, including Oprah Winfrey, Rosie O'Donnell, Quincy Jones, and Sylvester Stallone. Albita also currently hosts her own Sunday night Emmy award-winning television show "La Descarga Con Albita" on Spanish-language station Mega TV & appears as 'Evalina' on the Broadway production "The Mambo Kings".
About the Conga Room
The world famous Conga Room is a nightclub and concert venue located at L.A. LIVE, the downtown entertainment district across from Staples Center and the Nokia Theatre. Since opening in 2008, The Conga Room has been the hub for industry after-parties and high-profile events such as the ESPYS, People's Choice Awards, American Music Awards and numerous NBA parties. Our stage has received historic performance including the Gypsy Kings, Alejandro Fernandez, Black Eyed Peas, Prince and a weekly R & B industry night with GRAMMY winner Jamie Foxx called Foxxhole Live.Â The Conga Room is co-owned byÂ will.i.am, Jimmy Smits, Jennifer Lopez, Paul Rodriguez, Sheila E., Amaury Nolasco and NBA players Baron Davis and Trevor Ariza.
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