Sizzle up your Saturday night with live dancers on stage, real cuban mojitos (awesome) and of course the appearance of El Grupo Cubano- Brisas del Palmar at the Vogue Theatre. There will be a dance floor and salsa dancers so be prepared for a great show on stage and off stage!
We can tell your first hand having experienced the Cuban Ballet of Don Quixote last May that this show is sure to be entertaining! Paulo and I were amazed at the talent the Cubans shared.
The cradle of Cuban music, Santiago de Cuba, has fostered several notable musicians, such as the Buena Vista Social Club. It is also the home of El Grupo Cubano.
The lead, Rosel Lamoru, formed this group in 1999 and under his disciplined leadership El Grupo has become the pride of Cuba. They recently performed for the Pope during his Cuban visit.
Bassist Julio Avila, perfected his pizzicatos (plucking the strings) on an upright contrabass given to him by Vilma Espin, the wife of Cuban President, Raul Castro.
From 2003-2007 El Grupo Cubano played winters in Havana’s Bodeguita del Medio. Many will be familiar with this iconic club—the birthplace of the mojito and a favourite of Ernest Hemingway.
This performance in Vancouver will be the band’s only North American concert engagement.
See you there! Salud!