Sonero Legend \"La Voz del Caribe\" Herman Olivera to perform at The Conga Room Saturday January 28, 2011

by laliveinsider on Wed., Jan 04 at 09:15 AM

1/4/12 (Los Angeles, CA) - La Voz del Caribe" Herman Olivera, SONERO and currently lead singer of the Eddie Palmieri Orchestra is set to perform at the hub of Latin music The Conga Room on January 28, 2011.

Olivera's 30-year career is marked by collaborations with some of the best Latin musicians in the world, including the GRAMMY® winning "Masterpiece" with Eddie Palmieri and the late Tito Puente.

A night which cannot be missed, tickets are already on sale at www.congaroom.com. The Conga Room is located at 800 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90015.

Herman Olivera featuring Choco Orta.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbTHbWkEgq4&feature=related

Herman Olivera 'Chango Ta' Beni'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dkny-wVwmC0&feature=related

Herman Olivera is considered by many as one of the very few Soneros left in the true salsa genre, continuously touring around the world, appearing as a featured vocalist in many prestigious festivals, television shows, including stints with The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band & The Lincoln Center Afro-Latin Jazz Band. It has been noted that this brilliant vocalist has all the essential qualities of a great singer: diction, vocalization, soul & feeling which combined with his charisma and the palatable timbre of his voice evidences the well seasoned mixture of the Afro Caribbean rhythms.

Born Hermenegildo "Herman" Olivera Jr. was born to Puerto Rican parents on January 30 , in Newark, New Jersey. His first big break came in the late 1970's while he was the front man of Conjunto Carmelo, one of the hottest bands in New Jersey. Herman's group opened a show for Puerto Rican salsa legend Ismael Rivera and Manny Oquendo's Conjunto Libre. After the show, Manny Oquendo and Pupi Cantor met with the young sonero to offer him a job. Olivera went on to record five albums and some of the most successful hits with Libre, including "Decídete," "No Me Echen la Culpa," "Qué Humanidad" and "Tú Me Perteneces." After his time with Libre, Herman performed with bandleader and Fania co-founder Johnny Pacheco. During the 80s and early 90s, Olivera became one of the most sought-after vocalists in the salsa scene and began touring with Ray Barreto, Bobby Rodríguez y La Compañía and The Machito Orchestra.

When Palmieri ended his professional relationship with female vocalist La India, he was advised to give an opportunity to Olivera. Palmieri found himself without a "sonero" for a major gig and Olivera impressed the maestro with his knowledge of the repertoire and his impeccable renditions of the classics.

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 the Staples Center and the Nokia Theatre, featuring authentic Latin-style tapas cuisine, a broadcast control room and 1,000-person capacity. Performances have included the Gypsy Kings, Alejandro Fernandez, Black Eyed Peas, Prince and a weekly R&B night with GRAMMY winner Jamie Foxx called Foxxhole Live. Founded by real estate entrepreneur Brad Gluckstein, The World Famous Conga Room is co-owned by will I am, Jimmy Smits, Jennifer Lopez, Paul Rodriguez, Amaury Nolasco, Sheila E., and NBA stars Baron Davis and Trevor Ariza.

Visit: The Conga Room at: www.congaroom.com

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