Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sintesis & salsa lessons @ SOBs! Free ticket give-away

This is not a radio station.

However, SOBs (Sounds of Brazil) contacted me yesterday to see if I would publicize at El Yuma their "After Work Friday's SalsaGroove Party" in combination with the concert of the Afro-Cuba Rock Fusion group SINTESIS set for this Friday night, April 20. [Door: 6:00 p.m.; Show: 8:00 p.m.]

They also gave me a pair of free tickets to give away to my readers.  (Full disclosure: They also promised me my own pair of tickets!)

So, the first caller - no, I mean the first El Yuma reader who e-mails me with the correct answer to the following Cuban music trivia question will have their name (and that of a guest) put on the guest list for tomorrow night's show.

Question: What are the names of the three kinds of Cuban classic neighborhood ("solar") rumba and how are they different from one another?  (NB: Spelling counts!)

Keep reading below for more info on SOB's After work Friday's SalsaGroove Party and on Sintesis.

Want to Learn to Dance Salsa?

SOBs presents After Work Friday's SalsaGroove Party!

For 30 years, Sounds of Brazil has distinguished itself with its outstanding Latin Programming. S.O.B.s has a proud history of presenting Latin musicians of all kinds. Legendary artists such as Tito Puente and his world-famous orchestra, jazz heavyweight Eddie Palmieri, the Queen of Salsa Celia Cruz and Cuban great Isaac Delgado have all graced the S.O.B.'s stage.

SOBs offers more than just Latin music, though, the venue offers a full Brazillian/Latin inspired menu as well as Salsa lessons every Friday night @ 7pm FOR FREE!! The After Work SalsaGroove Party is filled with happy hour specials and a great live band and DJ mixing it up! Whether to see the the best in Latin-Jazz, salsa, hip hop, or to hear up and coming performers who are sure to make it big, eat a delicious dinner of platanos, empanadas, and mariscada or learn the hottest new salsa steps, S.O.B.s is the hotspot for all things Latin in New York City.

Address: 204 Varick Street at West Houston , New York, NY 10014

SINTESIS is among the most avant-garde musical groups on the island today.  Its expressive sound takes from the traditional and the classical to create a unique mixture of rhythm, sound, and flavor so characteristic of Cuban music.  Ethno-fusion mixed with elements of Afro-Cuban roots defines the style of this musical group.  Headed by Carlos Alfonso, the group SINTESIS has been in action for nearly two decades.  It is one of contemporary Cuban music's emblems and, according to numerous specialists, SINTESIS constitutes the best rock-fusion group in Cuba today.

SINTESIS has taken its music to Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Germany, England, Switzerland, Spain, France, Italy, Denmark, The Netherlands, Portugal, Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, Costa Rica, Panama, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Canada, and the United States. SINTESIS has participated in some of the most important Jazz festivals in the world, including the Montreux Jazz Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Pori Jazz Festival, the Bahia International Festival, among others.


  1. yambú, columbia and guaguancó - Michael Prada

  2. Spelling counts?? lol!! Check YOUR spelling (band name) ; )