From: Frances Moran [F_dot_Moran_at_kent_dot_ac_dot_uk]
Sent: 22 February 2008 09:34
Subject: Bacalao - Salsa Band - Gulbenkian

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Saturday 1 March 7.45pm

Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury


The UK’s finest salsa big band presents a night of hot Latin music, reminiscent of the great Cuban dance bands of the 40s and 50s. Bringing everything from rumba to cha-cha-cha and salsa to mambo to the Gulbenkian Theatre, the 12 strong Bacalao know how to get the party started.


Playing classic son, cumbia and bomba, with full brass section, Bacalao are acknowledged as the UK’s premier salsa big band. Lead vocalists Diego Monslave and Rafael Barrio both hail from Colombia and many of Bacalao’s members have spent time in Cuba, the birthplace of salsa, to study and play with the best musicians there. Bacalao’s line-up draws from some of the most exciting professional players from Brighton and London.


There will be a dance space below and in front of the stage so that you can salsa with Bacalao.


Haven’t salsa-ed before? Come to the Café Bar from 6.30pm-7.30pm to learn a few salsa moves with Peter and Amanda from Salsa Fiesta before the show for free!


Cocktails and tostones (a delicious Cuban bar snack) will also be available in the Café Bar to enhance the Latino flavour.


Tickets £15


Booking Office 01227 769075

On line bookings




For images contact Frances Moran, Marketing Manager, F_dot_Moran_at_kent_dot_ac_dot_uk


Press Contact:


Laurence Hill; laurencehill_at_ntlworld_dot_com

Frances Moran
Marketing Manager
Gulbenkian Theatre
University of Kent
01227 827956
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