See information below on Seattle’s Bands and Clubs:

§ SEATTLE’S CUBAN MUSIC BANDS

§ SEATTLE’S LATIN/LATIN JAZZ BANDS

§ SEATTLE’S CLUBS

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SEATTLE’S CUBAN MUSIC BANDS


Charanga Danzón

“Charanga Danzón is a fluid ensemble of wonderful musicians, with a repertoire of Cuban music including traditional charanga, son/danzón, cha-cha-chá, classical, and jazz.”

http://www.charangadanzon.com/

Orquesta Zarabanda

“Orchestra Zarabanda, a Seattle-based dance band whose irresistible repertoire is inspired by the great Cuban orquestas and son groups of the last century, classic New York salsa/charanga and Cuban folkloric music.”

http://www.orchestrazarabanda.com/

Pedro Vargas y su grupo ashé

Seattle’s Timba band founded in 2008:Grupo Ashé’s specialty is timba, a contemporary cuban music style that combines the elements of traditional cuban music, salsa, funk, jazz, rock and hip hop…[they are] the first latin band to bring the true sabor of timba to the pacific northwest.”

http://www.pedritovargas.com/grupoashe.html

SuperSones

Seattle’s own Son band: “SuperSones…play the acoustic dance music of the Cuban countryside that inspired modern Salsa…[They] represent this rich musical tradition with a wide range of classic and original songs in the many genres within the Son family: bolero, cha cha cha, guaracha, and son montuno among others.”

http://www.supersones.com/


SEATTLE’S LATIN/LATIN JAZZ BANDS


Cambalache

Founded in 1999, “Cambalache has challenged and redefined the characteristic sound of Northwest Salsa scene. Never afraid to incorporate new ideas, or to drop others that have been exploited. Cambalache’s eclectic style is an embodiment of the richness and diversity of Latin America. Deeply rooted in the latest music movements developing in Cuba and Puerto Rico, Cambalache’s performances are a blend of great salsa classics and contemporary tunes.“

http://www.cambalachesalsa.com/

CocoLoco

“[They] fuse Latin music traditional from South and North American for a fiesta of sound. Combining singing voices with percussion, piano, bass, saxophone and flute, their contagious performances are appropriate for all ages and nationalities. With musical backgrounds in several Latin styles as well as jazz, rock and pop, CocoLoco has a blend that is uniquely their own.”

http://www.cocolocohome.com/


Mambo Cadillac

Tor Dietrichson’s Salsa/ Afro-Cuban Jazz Band

http://www.tordietrichson.com/

MangoSon
MangoSon is a seven-piece band from Seattle that takes a fresh look at traditional Cuban son, Dominican merengue, cumbia, and Venezuelan parranda — percussion-heavy music that cuts through the formalities to get you dancing.
http://www.mangoson.com/
Picoso
*salsa* *son* *reggaetón*
http://www.picoso.net/

Rhythm Syndicate

“Salsa from Cuba, Samba from Brazil, Muerga from Panama, second line from New Orleans and plenty of funk from both the U.S. and the U.K. are incorporated into a typical performance. The band’s book includes material from Tito Puente, Cubanismo, Willie Colon, Joe Aroyo, Jamaroquoi, the Brand New Heavies, the Brooks Brothers, James Brown, Tower of Power and Stevie Wonder.”

http://www.rhythmsyndicatelive.com/

Sonando

“Sonando’s repertoire includes traditional & modern interpretations of Afro-Cuban styles such as Son, Changui, Bata & Rumba, as well as our signature Latin Jazz.”

http://www.sonando.org/

Carlos Cascante y su Tumbao

Check out their website for more information, and a calendar of their shows:

http://www.tumbao.us/


SEATTLE’S CLUBS


Babalu: The Mambo Room

http://www.babaluseattle.com/

In Seattle’s Wallingford district:

1723 North 45th Street

Seattle, WA 98103


Century Ballroom

http://centuryballroom.com/

In Seattle’s Capitol neighborhood:

915 East Pine (second floor)

Seattle, WA 98122


SEATTLE’S JAZZ CLUBS


(These clubs often bring in Latin Jazz bands from out of town or sometimes local bands as well. They don’t have dance floors.)

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

http://www.jazzalley.com/

In Seattle’s Downtown:

2033 6th Avenue

Seattle, WA 98121


Tula’s Restaurant and Nightclub

http://tulas.com/index.html

In Seattle’s Downtown:

2214 2nd Avenue

Seattle, WA 98121


RADIO PROGRAMS

Lastly, listen to KBCS 91.3 FM on Saturdays for 4-6pm Sabor and 6-8pm A Lado Latino

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