Friday, 18 July 2008

‘Cuba – The Musical’ at the Municipal Auditorium, Portimão, Algarve, 25th July 2008

Expect a mix of drums and dances with great colour and at an exultant pace!

The show provides a tribute to the great Cuban musicians, composers and singers such as Benny Moré, Perez Prado, Pablo Milanés and Celia Cruz. Prepare to enjoy the mambo !

Friday 25 July, 10PM
Venue: Portimão’s Municipal Auditorium
Tickets: €12.50

Tickets are on sale during weekdays at the box office of Portimão’s Municipal Auditorium from 2PM to 8.30PM and on the day of the performance up until the start of the show.

Portimão’s Municipal Auditorium is excellent for musical events and is located in the centre of town (Avenida Miguel Bombarda; near Portimão’s main tourist office). It’s easily accessible from Praia da Rocha, Alvor, Monchique, Ferragudo, Carvoeiro, Lagoa, Armação de Pêra and Lagos.

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Beny (sometimes Benny) Moré is considered by many fans of Cuban music as the greatest Cuban singer of all time. He was gifted with an innate musicality and fluid tenor voice which he coloured and phrased with great expressivity. Moré was a master all the genres of Cuban music, including son montuno, mambo, guaracha, guajira, cha cha cha, Afro-Cuban, canción, guaguancó, and bolero.’ (Wikipedia)

Dámaso Pérez was a Cuban/Mexican bandleader and composer. He is commonly referred to as the "King of the Mambo".’ (Wikipedia)

Pablo Milanés Arias is a Cuban singer-songwriter and guitar player. He studied at a conservatory in Havana. He is considered one of the founders of the Cuban nueva trova, along with Silvio Rodríguez and Noel Nicola. A pianist and guitarist whose Brazilian like melodies set him apart from the raw style of Silvio Rodriguez.’ (Wikipedia)

Celia Cruz was a Cuban salsa singer, and was one of the most successful Cuban performers of the 20th century, with twenty-three gold albums to her name. She was renowned internationally as the "Queen of Salsa," as well as "La guarachera de Cuba".She spent most of her career living in New Jersey, and working in the United States and several Latin American’ countries.’ (Wikipedia)

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