Salsa stars sensational

Award-winning Latin salsa dance ensemble Rumba Calzada, led by percussionist extraordinaire Raphael Geronimo, comes to the Waverley Hotel on April 15.

Award-winning Latin salsa dance ensemble Rumba Calzada, led by percussionist extraordinaire Raphael Geronimo, comes to the Waverley Hotel on April 15.

Originally formed in 1991, by Boying Geronimo and now headed by his son, Raphael, Rumba Calzada has been a favourite with Vancouver’s Latin jazz and salsa enthusiasts for over 15 years.

Rumba Calzada’s Vol. 3 CD has been nominated for various awards including a 2002 Westcoast Music Award, a 2002 Canadian Independent Music Award, and a 2002 Juno Award. The band performs a powerful blend of Latin Jazz and Afro-Cuban rhythms that are…

“Guaranteed to move your feet and reach your soul” — Latin Beat Magazine, Los Angeles.

Their latest CD, Album 4, was nominated for a 2008 Western Canadian Music Award for Outstanding World Recording of the Year.

In 2008, Rumba Calzada performed at the Miri International Jazz Festival in Sarawak, Malaysia, representing Canada, and was voted as the “crowd favourite” to return for 2009.

“Canadian-based Rumba Calzada brought the house down with their eclectic mix of Latin, salsa and Afro-Cuban rhythms.” — Adam Lee, Music-Room (Asia).

$12 advance tickets are at Bop City, the Waverley and by phone at 250-336-8322. The Waverley doors open at 9:30 p.m.

For more information, visit www.rumbacalzada.com and www.myspace.com/rumbacalzada.

— Waverley Hotel

 

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