Sunday, September 26, 2010

Don't Go Changing: Cristian Cañaveral @ Buku

70s soft rock got Cristian Cañaveral's set off to a nostalgic start last night at Buku. Singing Spanish lyrics to Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are," without a hint of irony, set the mood for an evening of lovely, digestible, R&B-infused Latin pop.

The built-out combo, with piano, electric guitar, Latin percussion and drumset, gives welcome dimension to Cristian's acoustic-guitar-driven originals.

It was mayhem on the dance floor until 2 am, following the live set, with DJ Salsa Mike spinning the traditional tropical mix. Mike's next party, Salsa Brava, will be next Saturday (10/2) at Carmen's.

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