Friday, December 28, 2012

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
Berkeley, CA

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Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
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Phone: 510-525-5054
1317 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
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Cuban Salsa dance lesson at 8:30 (included in admission)
Berkeley-based Cuban band Pellejo Seco fills its shows with music that brings audiences closer to the culture the music springs from. The group name can be translated as “rawhide,” which for Cuban émigré and band founder Ivan Camblor describes the dry and leathered skin of a campesino or farmer. It reflects the mostly acoustic son tradition popularized by Buena Vista Social Club, except that Pellejo Seco updates the sound. Formed in 2004, this eclectic Pellejo Seco has its roots in traditional Cuban music, but performs only original compositions by Camblor that mix rock, Latin pop, Brazilian, flamenco, Afro-Cuban, and jazz. Camblor plays the tres, the six-string Cuban guitar that is used in traditional Cuban son and other music. He is joined by lead vocalist Sulkary Valverde, backing singer Yanill Nario, trumpeter Mario Silva, bassist Antonio Cortada, and Carlos Medrano and Gerardo Borras on percussion. All but Silva are natives of Cuba. Many of the concert’s songs come from the group’s CD released in the spring, “Enganchate.”
Ticket Price: $13 / $10 students
Door Time:8:00
Show Time:9:30
Ages:All Ages

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