Saturday's impending dance frenzy with GarDel and Charanga got picked up by the wires; I penned this short item in today's Independent Weekly:
12.12 PAPAYA @ UNC
"Papaya is the proverbial juicy fruit of Latin folklore, a rustic metaphor that eliminates the need for an FCC. It's also the name of the juiciest salsa double bill to come along this season: Orquesta GarDel meets Charanga Carolina, as the Triangle's top salsa band goes head to head with the UNC performing ensemble that spawned it. The Charanga adds greasy trombones to its classical violins, flute and Latin rhythm section, making it possible to mimic modern Cuban timba bands as well as early New York salsa. GarDel is the big bowwow, packed with UNC alums gone pro. Expect a jam session at this birthday party for Nelson Delgado, who sings with both bands. So juicy, it's inevitable. In the Kenan Music Building Rehearsal Room. $5-$10/ 9:45 p.m." —Sylvia Pfeiffenberger
Source: Indyweek.com, 12.9.09, "Hearing Aid: The guide to the week's concerts"
See my earlier blog post here, or check the Onda Carolina calendar, for more info.