Los Van Van in the USA-Tour
Juan Formell y Los Van Van
La Maquinaria - U.S. Tour
October 5th - 27th, 2012
DIRECT FROM CUBA!!! JUAN FORMELL Y LOS VAN VAN RETURN FOR A MULTI-CITY U.S. TOUR IN FALL 2012
"A huge music machine with gears and cogs and cylinders all churning simultaneously" Peter Watrous, New York Times
NEW YORK, NY (June 28, 2012) - Searock Entertainment LLC proudly announces the U.S.tour of Juan Formell y Los Van Van, Cuba’s legendary, Grammy-winning dance orchestra, October 5th - October 27th, 2012.
ABOUT JUAN FORMELL Y LOS VAN VAN
Heralded as Cuba’s greatest dance orchestra and known throughout the world for their iconic live performances, Los Van Van return to North America, reuniting with Leo Tizol, the producer and creative force behind their 1996 debut tour of the U.S.
Founded in 1969 by Juan Formell, Los Van Van continue to dominate as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of contemporary Afro-Caribbean music. Fans can expect to hear the group’s greatest hits along with work from their more current CD releases.
A bandleader, bassist and composer, Formell’s early career varied widely, performing with son, jazz and traditional music groups in Cuba. Prior to founding Los Van Van, he was musical director for artists such as Elena Burke and Orquesta Revé. These experiences provided the foundation for Formell’s unique sound and formed the basis for his reputation as a fearless musical innovator. Click here to see Los Van Van in Concert.
Once on his own, Formell melded Cuba’s classical charanga orchestra instrumentation, with its emphasis on flute and violin, with North American elements such as the electric guitar and drum set. He coined the term “songo” to identify his new sound, a fusion of traditional Cuban son, American pop and rock, Brazilian bossa nova along with other music forms. A gifted chronicler of daily life in Cuba, Formell’s powerful compositions resonate with his Cuban audience and with Cuban music fans across the globe.
La Maquinaria (“the Machinery”), Los Van Van’s latest CD release from Cuba’s Egrem label, is a collection of danceable tracks incorporating innovative, contemporary arrangements of the group’s hits from the 80’s and 90’s. For more about the group, see Los Van Van - Official website
ABOUT SEAROCK ENTERTAINMENT
SEAROCK ENTERTAINMENT LLC Searock Entertainment LLC is a new New York-based, live Latin entertainment and production venture under the leadership of Leo Tizol, President of Mundo Libre Music and Leo Tizol Presents (LTP), and Ernesto Lago, an independent producer and promoter specializing in Cuban music and culture. www.SeaRockMusic.com..
BILL MARTINEZ & ASSOCIATES Bill Martinez is an immigration attorney who has also produced and managed cultural events in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1973. In 1981, he co-founded the Encuentro del Canto Popular, a San Francisco-based Latin American music festival. His work with the Encuentro lead him to become one of the nation’s leading experts in U.S.-Cuba cultural exchanges and artists’ visas. He co-founded the Latino Entertainment Partners which produced historically significant concerts of Cuban artists.
DLS ARTS MANAGEMENT DLS Arts Management is a New York-based artist management and touring services firm. Founded by Daría Sánchez in 2009, DLS Arts Management provides representation, management, project development and touring services for established and emerging Latino, and Latin-inspired, performing artists based in the U.S. and abroad.
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