My friend went to Cuba and all she brought back was this fine bunch of Cubans. They’re called Brisas del Palmar.
If you live in Vancouver you have the opportunity to watch them perform this evening. I’ve seen them before – they’re amazing! In Vancouver for one concert only before returning back to Cuba for Fall/Winter is EL GRUPO CUBANO – BRISAS del PALMAR.
Fresh from engagements in Victoria: these Cuban musical ambassadors have performed for the Pope and granted diplomatic passports to represent Cuba in international music competitions. Their traditional music and danceable tunes are featured daily on the nationally broadcast Radio Taino. Their winter engagements include Bodequita del Medio, the Havana bar made famous by Ernest Hemingway! Yes, I’ve been there too. And yes, I had a daiquiri (a temporary departure from mojitos). Havana little more:
Where: St. James Hall – 3214 West 10th Ave., Vancouver, B.C.
When: Friday, October 13th at 8 pm. They start on time. Doors open at 7:30.
Cost: $20 at the door
Sampling: 5 years ago at the Vogue Theatre:
PURE FEEL GOOD MUSIC