Wednesday, September 28, 2011

LINKS: Joan Soriano Review & Interview

Bachatero Joan Soriano was at Motorco on 9/23--but rather then tell you all about it here, I'm going to save my breath and repost this live review I wrote for dP's blog, The Thread.

joan soriano
Photo by Lisa B.

There's this interview too, which I did by phone with Joan in the Dominican Republic.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Durham Latino Festival SATURDAY (9/24)


Parks & Rec has announced on Friday that the festival will be MOVED INDOORS to Edison Johnson Recreation Center, 500 W. Murray Ave, due to rainy conditions at Rock Quarry Park.

Durham's Latino Festival
, which was postponed back on August 6 due to Hurricane Irene, is rescheduled for this Saturday (9/24) from 1 - 6 pm, at Edison Johnson Recreation Center, 500 W. Murray Ave.

Band bookings have changed, so here's the latest schedule which I received today from Parks and Recreation officials:

Main Stage Schedule

1:00 – 1:10 Welcome/Introductions - DPR Director - Rhonda Parker

Mayor Bill Bell, Felipe Cabrera, Consul of Mexico Rep.

1:10 – 1:50 Rey Norteño (BAND) (1st half)

1:50 – 2:05 Host/announcement of MAJOR SPONSORS

2:05 – 2:25 Rey Norteño (BAND) (2nd half)

2:25 – 2:40 Host/announcement of all sponsors – gifts/raffle & introduction of next “entertainment”.

2:40 – 3:30 Guillo Carias Trio (1st half)

3:30 – 3:45 Host/announcement of all sponsors – gifts/raffle & introduction of next “entertainment”.

3:45 – 4:00 Guillo Carias Trio (2nd half)

4:00 – 4:10 Host/announcement of all sponsors – gifts/raffle & introduction of next “entertainment”.

4:10 – 4:30 ZUMBA

4:30 – 5:00 Realeza de la Sierra (BAND) (1st half)

5:00 – 5:20 Host/Soccer Championship Awards/announcement of all sponsors – gifts & introduction of next “entertainment”.

5:20 – 6:00 Realeza de la Sierra (BAND) (2nd half)

Please feel free to contact me with any last minute questions or concerns.

Rosalie Bocelli (919) 560-4355 X 27235 or (919) 452-3476 cell
Latino Festival is FREE and OPEN to the public; Rain or Shine.

SI: blankets, lawn chairs, kids
NO: coolers, booze, pets.

Guillo Carias @ Sullivan's
Guillo Carias Trio


A couple of my favorites are playing, namely the Dominican jazz trio of Guillo Carias, and Rey Norteño, whose norteña song "Raleigh" was a hit on Mexican Regional radio a few years back. I haven't seen them perform in ages, so I'm curious to see what singer/songwriter Fred Huerta, et al., is up to these days. Here's a neat little rehearsal video posted about a year ago:

La Realeza de la Sierra has kind of a technobanda style, and one member who appears to be a young girl playing keyboards, according to videos on YouTube. Here's their demo: