Time to party Latin style! Band on the Wall is delighted to bring the tropical rhythms of the incredible Asere to Band on the Wall. From traditional Son and Guaguancó, to Salsa and the contemporary ballad, Asere are proof that the future of Cuban music is in very safe hands. With inventive songwriting and a soulful groove, these musicians are building a fresh sound for a new generation.
Asere have based their music principally around the Son tradition of Cuban music using the acoustic instrumentation of congas, bongos, double bass, guitar, tres (from the guitar family), trumpet, maracas, claves and cowbell. Since 1998 Asere have performed constantly across Europe (including more than 100 shows in the UK) garnering rave reviews and standing ovations for their thrilling shows and infectious energy. They have also celebrated their versatility performing with Totó la Momposina, with the legendary drummer Billy Cobham, and as the backing band for Papa Noel’s Bana Congo. Another brilliant night out at Band on the Wall
‘It’s time to meet the lads who will take Son into the new millennium’ Mojo
‘Asere are proof that the future on Son is in very safe hands indeed’ Straight No Chaser
FREE ASERE AFTERSHOW PARTY WITH REPUBLIC OF SALSA!!
This concert is followed by The Republic of Salsa Aftershow. Free Entry for anyone AFTER Asere concert (approx 10.30pm onwards)
The Republic of Salsa is the North’s premier cuban salsa night. For DJ Les, it is a welcome return to Band on The Wall, having provided DJ support to such luminaries as Eddie Palmieri, Jimmy Bosh and Johnny Polanco. Les and Lorraine (MANCUBAN) have been teaching and dancing for over 16 years in Manchester and countrywide. Les was the first non-cuban to win the prestigious 1830 HABANA CLUB (2008) competition in central Havana. When it gets hot, they are guaranteed to get the party hotter.
” The best salsa night I’ve been to anywhere outside Cuba” Grevel Lindop; Poet and Author of ‘Travels on the dancefloor’.
This concert will begin at 8.30pm. Free aftershow party open to anyone after concert at approximately 10.30pm.