Buena Vista Latin Sounds with Ritmo Latino
21 January 2003
SummerTimes FREE Friday Lunchtime Concert, Friday 24th January,
Cathedral Square, 12.15pm to 1.45pm
A new 9 piece Latin ensemble called Ritmo Latino will be
entertaining lunchtime audiences this Friday in Cathedral Square
Based in Christchurch, the band is comprised of a 3 part brass
section, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, plus 3 percussionists, conga,
bongo, Timbales a double bass piano and vocals!
With a Latin style evoking The Beuna Vista Social Club,
Ritmo Latino specialize in Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Dominican
music including the styles of Rumba, Salsa, Bolero, Mambo and Afro-Cuban
Member of the group come from a wide range of musical disciplines
including Cuban, Jazz and Operatic.
Band leader Gilles Nantel is a Canadian percussionist who moved
to New Zealand in 2001. Gilles studied in Cuba in the city of Havana,
and played for many years throughout North America.
With music to dance - or listen - to, Ritmo Latino bring
an international flavour to the FREE Friday Lunchtime Concert Series.
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