Buena Vista Latin Sounds with Ritmo Latino
25 March 2003
FREE Friday Lunchtime Concert, Friday 28th March, Cathedral Square, 12.15pm
A new 9 piece Latin ensemble called Ritmo Latino will
be entertaining lunchtime audiences this Friday in Cathedral
Square from 12.15
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 Jazz.
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.
music to dance - or listen - to, Ritmo Latino bring an international
flavour to the FREE Friday Lunchtime Concert Series.
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