Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Thursday, Live Rumba in Raleigh

From the Cubanophiles at Paso Dance Studios we receive word that Tambor Vivo, an Afro-Cuban percussion ensemble featuring Robert Cantrell, is playing at Mosaic Wine Lounge in Raleigh this Thursday (8/21) at 9 p.m.

No word on who else will be playing (?) yet, but in the past this group has included Beverly Botsford, Justin Hill, and invited friends.

My spidey sense tells me that Paso dancers Eduardo and Stephanie may be there dancing rumba, so it will be a rare chance to see this quintessential folkloric style danced to live music. Could it be something the tropical storm blew in from Cuba...? Matter of fact, Fay's skirting and hovering moves have been a little rumba-like...

1 comment:

Sylvia P. said...

From Beverly Botsford:

"Yes, I am playing with the guys at Mosaic on Thursday night at 9:30. Its basically Tambor Vivo core musicians ..... Me, Robert, Justin, Patrick [Loebs], and Jim [Roberts]. Its an Afro-Cuban folklore percussion mix with drum ensemble focus for a club (no bata, no song). guiro, yambu, bembe, mozambique, ijessa, guaguanco, conga/comparsa."