NUYORICA is back with it’s second instalment at 505. Featuring Salsa Orchestra “Malo Malo” and esoteric percussion group “Roots”. Joined by Dj Dante Rivera from Tribalismo Radio, the night will showcase outstanding Sydney musicianship and feel-good Latin dance music. Bound to get your weekend off on the good foot!. Expect to hear some classic Latin roots music along with some new and innovative original material. Not to be missed!.
Ticket link: http://www.trybooking.com/HMBC
‘Roots’ is a percussion group performing original compositions based upon the traditions of Latin American folkloric drumming. The show will traverse the many differing colors of Latin American rhythm, presenting them in an original and explosive manner with the use of modern electronics . Raw, energetic, and intricate. Featuring percussionists Giorgio Rojas, Ahyko Akriff, Vincent Sebastian, Luis Robalino, and Dave Rodriguez on guitar.
Sydney-based pianist and producer Danny G Felix formed the eight-piece salsa band Malo Malo in 2013. He wanted to bring to Australia the classic live New York (nuyorican) sound—musically complex but with raw energy and great for dancing. Inspiration for the band came from Danny’s visits to Colombia, USA and Cuba, including playing in New York with greats such as Jimmy Bosch, Ray de la Paz and Pete Nater. Danny had already attracted attention on the world salsa scene based on tracks from his Danny G Felix Project album (Elegwa 2011). In Sydney, he recruited lead percussionist Dominic Kirk, recently returned from a year in Cuba where he placed second in the prestigious Fiesta del Tambor. Dominic brings to Malo Malo his prodigious talent, fire and a deep understanding of the music. Haling from Peru, vocalist Richard Valdez is also essential to Malo Malo. Richie is known for his engaging and energetic stage presence as well as an authentic salsa singing style reminiscent of the great Fania singers. Bassist Sal “Salsatore” Santoro and percussionist Luis Robalino are two of the most experienced and respected latin musicians in Sydney. The two trombones are also an irreplaceable feature of this music, and Mike Raper and Benn Chapman play brilliantly as a section—complimenting and bouncing off each other. Danny, Dom and Mike had played together previously in Son Veneno. All members of Malo Malo are professionals of many years experience, with great energy, musicality and a real love for salsa.
In the brief time since it started, Malo Malo has become a favourite among dancers with an irresistible repertoire which includes a growing number of originals as well as classics, all based on the 1970’s and 80’s nuyorican sound.
DJ DANTE RIVERA
Dante Rivera has been one of Sydney’s most long standing Djs. Currently working with The House of Sol Project , La Fiesta Sound System and Tribalismo as the main man on the mix. His sound is a fusion of live Sexy-Deep-Funky-Latin- music. Dante has consistently been a versatile, passionate and energetic Dj, touring around Australia, New Zealand and South America. People ask him, why dj? He simply replies,”The energy and the vibe that the crowd produces right at the peak of the night”.2015 will bring Dante(The Latin Godfather) back to his roots with the Latin Mafia Ent , Latin House Mafia also producing local artists, events, and hosting Tribalismo Radio