The Conga Room Celebrates Valentine's Day With 'Azucar'! 'Tribute To Celia Cruz' Tuesday February 14, 2012by laliveinsider on Tue., Feb 07 at 09:15 AM
Los Angeles, CA (2/7/12) - What's sweeter than spending the night to the tunes of the woman who coined the catch phrase "azucar?" ("sugar")! This Valentine's Day, The Conga Room is bringing you exactly that: all of Celia Cruz' delicious classics on a night that is sure to have a little something for everyone and plenty of 'Azucar' for all. The world famous venue celebrates Valentine's Day this year with an unprecedented dinner-and-dancing 'Tribute to Celia Cruz' by Yari More on February 14, 2012.
A night which cannot be missed, call (213)-745-0162 for Dinner Reservations & Tickets & visit www.congaroom.com The Conga Room is located at 800 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90015.
The scene will be the go-to event for the couple looking to spice up Valentine's Day as well as for singles looking to treat themselves or gather a group of friends for a night of Latino-style entertainment, including a delectable menu and the tropical sounds of the band that the Queen of Salsa herself selected as her official West Coast orchestra for the last seven years of her career.
For the first time ever, renowned Salsa star Yari More will perform a tribute to Celia Cruz, promising a night of memorable revivals of the Cuban-American icon's musical repertoire. Performing some songs himself and others with songstress Sandra Valdivia will resurrect hits like "La Vida Es Un Carnaval", "Quimbara", "La Sopita En Botella", "Toro Mata", "El Yerbero Moderno", "Burundanga", "Mi Vida Es Cantar", and also sing a very special song he wrote himself in Celia's honor. About his time with Celia, Yari remembers, "It all started in New York, as we were both signed to the same record label, RMM. I worked with her until her untimely death."
The Conga Room's restaurant BOCA will offer Latin Inspired Tapas Contemporary Menu as well as three dinner special's during this special night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Followed by the musical Tribute to Celia Cruz.
Lovers Beet Salad-roasted heart shaped beets, baby greens, strawberry tequila vinaigrette, toasted pepitas, Spanish goat cheese
Oven roasted Salmon-salmon, black bean puree, haricot vert,Â tomato bacon glaze.
Braised Pork Shank-pork shank, creamy farro, braising jus, mojo verde.
Corazon to Share-banded chocolate mousse cake, vanilla cream, berry coulis.
About Celia Cruz
A trailblazing woman proud of her heritage through lyrics and colorful African stage costumes, Celia Cruz had an incredible sense of fashion (immortalized by an exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum), and was well known for supporting her fellow musicians. "She was a very sweet woman," More recalls, "extremely humble and with an incredible memory. One thing I'll always remember about her is that I always opened her shows with three or four of my own songs and she would always have a stellar introduction for me for her audience."
With over 50 albums recorded of which more than 20 reached Gold status, and with a career that garnered 3 GRAMMY Awards and 4 Latin GRAMMYÂ® wins, Celia Cruz was a symbol of Salsa itself and the ultimate icon of Cuban music and culture. The singer received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Smithsonian, and the National Medal of Arts, presented to her by President Bill Clinton. She also appeared in several films in addition to being a legendary figure in the music industry and one of the only women in Salsa.
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.
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