Arts Gumbo 2012
This fall experience the sights, sounds and flavors of 3 Latino cultures
Sat., Sept. 8th, 6-9pm
Orchestra Zarabanda presents hot Cuban Salsa along with a Salsa dance workshop and cuban food
From the moment Orchestra Zarabanda counts off, it's a salsa dance party! Echoing the classic Cuban conjunto format, Zarabanda plays deep-grooving salsa, straight from Old Havana, and spices it up with modern arranging sensibility. This 11-piece band is comprised of latin rhythm section (Julio Jauregui-piano, Jeff Norwood-bass, Junior Medina-timbales, Tom Bergersen-congas, Steve Smith -bongó), trombones (Greg Koehler, Nathan Vetter), flute (Richard Warner) and vocals (Miguel Muñoz, Alfredo Polier, Elspeth Trejo Savani). Influences include Felix Chappotin, Miguelito Cuni, Celia Cruz, Eddie Palmieri and Los Van Van.
After the performances at 7:00pm Cuban dance instructor Maiensy Sanchez will lead a Salsa dance workshop for audience members. A pioneer of the Cuban style of dance instruction in the Seattle area, Sanchez’ teaching method draws from her stage background and her training in Cuban ballet. Maiensy has also received training in jazz, modern dance, flamenco and West African dance and has performed at the New Orleans International Ballet Conference (as assistant to master Roberto Borrell).
Sat., Oct.13th, 6-9pm
Show Brazil plays the best Brazilian Carnaval music in Seattle! Samba dance workshop and a taste of Brazil
Arts Gumbo Brazil will feature the best of Brazilian Carnaval music with internationally acclaimed Brazilian band Show Brazil, including Samba dance workshops and Brazilian Food.
Sat., Nov.10th, 6-9pm
Tangabrazo presents elegant, passionate tango music, both traditional and contemporary, along with Tango dance workshop and food from Argentinia.
Arts Gumbo Argentina will present the elegant, passionate dance music of Tangabrazo, Tango dance for audiences and Argentinian food.
Tickets for this all ages event are available through Brown Paper Tickets or at the door.
For more information, call 206-760-4286