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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Afro-Cuban Jazz Concert in UC

Enildo Rasúa “The Third Hand” Afro-Cuban Jazz in concert

The City of Union City, Mayor Brian P. Stack & Board of Commissioners are presenting a special concert featuring Enildo Rasúa “The Third Hand” Afro-Cuban Jazz on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the William V. Musto Cultural Center located at 420 - 15th Street in Union City. 

Free Admission and Refreshments served.  For more information, please visit www.UnionCityMuseum.org

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

"La Charanga 76" 35th Anniversary Concert

The City of Union City will be hosting a concert celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Latin band "La Charanga 76" on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Union City Performing Arts Center, 2500 Kennedy Boulevard, Union City.  Admission is FREE and parking is available at 23rd Street Parking Deck located on 23rd Street between Summit and Kerrigan Avenues in Union City.

"La Charanga 76" was formed in Union City, NJ and made its debut at Liberty Park on July 4th, 1976 hired by El Centro Cultural Cubano de NY to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the US Declaration of Independence.  Simultaneously in 1976, "La Charanga 76" released its first LP which featured its run-away hit "Soy" (a ballad by Willy Chirino). Currently, "La Charanga 76" is still going strong and maintains its national and international popularity.  The band performs as a special attraction in major concerts and events.

"La Charanga 76" concert is part of Union City's Hispanic Heritage month celebrations. This will be a special concert celebrating the many accomplishments of one of Union City's most successful musical institutions.  Everyone in the community is invited to attend.

For more information, visit:  www.UnionCityPAC.com.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Chico Alvarez @ SOB'S

204 Varick Street 
(at the corner of Houston Street in Downtown Manhattan)

CHICO ALVAREZ "El Montunero"
performing with RUMBAYSÓN

FRIDAY SEPT. 14th @ 8 pm

Doors open at 5 pm

212-243-4940  www.sobs.com

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

THe Cuban Kid's new music video

Lucio Fernandez The Cuban Kid" releases a new music video "Una Noche" ("One Night") from his CD "Enamorado".  

Other music videos by The Cuban Kid:

"Enamorado" is now available on iTunes.  

Homage to "El Indio Araucano"

The City of Union City will host an event honoring Oswaldo "El Indio Araucano" Gomez for his long artistic career on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Willian V. Musto Cultural Center, 420 - 15th Street in Union City. There will be live music by Gilberto Perez-Lavastida on piano, accompanying "El Indio Araucano". Refreshments will be served and admission is free.

Mr. Gomez has had a long artistic career as a singer and musician.  He is enormously well known and regarded by the Hispanic community. The entire community is cordially invited to attend this most especial cultural event where Oswaldo "El Indio Araucano" Gomez will be presented the Mapuche Warrior Medal on behalf of HRH Prince Philippe d'Araucanie for his contributions to the culture and dignity of the Mapuche people of Araucania.  This is an extremely high honor to the Araucania people.

Friday, September 14, 2012
7:00 PM

William V. Musto Cultural Center
420-15th Street
Union City

Live Music
Free Admission

Saturday, August 4, 2012

"Cuba: Punto X" opens in NYC

Melu Communications Group and Latin Jazz USA Productions in association with OLLANTAY Center for the Arts proudly present the world premiere of the play "Cuba: Punto X" written and directed by renowned theatre and film professional Ivan Acosta. The play opens on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 8:00 PM at The Producers' Club located at 358 West 44th Street in NYC for a two-week engagement. There will be a reception following the opening night performance where those in attendance will have the opportunity to mingle with the show's stars and director.

About the Play
The play takes place in 2020. And the dictatorship of the Castro brothers is over. According to expert analysts, through the years the military communist regime in Cuba, created several secret spots that were extracted from the geography of the Cuban archipelago. One such site is the point X, somewhere near the Turquinoremote, in the east. At that point X, is in hiding, the former commander Eulalio and his assistant and lover, Yari. Both have spent several years in hiding, waiting to be rescued and smuggled out of the island. Commander Eulalio was notable for its abuses and violation of human rights of many citizens. Dozens of researchers supported by the International Commission for Human Rights, relentlessly pursue the fugitives, who are former members of the military apparatus, which distinguished themselves by their abuses and violations.

CUBA: POINT X, through its three characters, "Commander Eulalio", semi kidnapped girlfriend, "Yari", and the researcher, "Adrian", poses in fiction, a look of a future hypothetical situation in Cuba.

The play stars Alfonso Rey, Dalia Davi, and Lucio Fernandez. It is written and directed by Ivan Acosta; assistant director, Alexander Diaz; choreography by Alberto Morgan; production design by Jesus Rivera; original music by Alfredo Triff; sound design by Frank Rodriguez; and produced by Melu Communications Group and Latin Jazz USA Productions in association with OLLANTAY Center for the Arts. It is presented entirely in Spanish with English subtitles.

CUBA: Point X
Written and Directed by Ivan Acosta

Alfonso Rey
Dalia Davi
& Lucio Fernandez

Thursday, September 20th - 8:00 PM *** Opening Night and Reception
Friday, September 21 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 22 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 23 - 4:00 PM

Wednesday, September 26 - 8:00 PM
Thursday, September 27 - 8:00 PM
Friday, September 28 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 29 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 30 - 4:00 PM

The Producers' Club
358 West 44th Street

Tickets: $ 25.00

Visit: www.Smarttix.com
or call: 212-868-4444

For more information, visit: www.CubaPuntoX.com

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ivan Acosta on Live On Stage

Watch the August episode of "Live On Stage" featuring an interview with writer/director/producer Ivan Acosta. Mr. Acosta' play and film "El Super" was an international sensation; and he will be presenting his new play "Cuba: Punto X" in September in NYC. Watch it now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnLodR0s-NM

Friday, June 29, 2012

Cubanoson at SOB's in NYC

Papo Ortega's Cubanoson brought down the house at SOB's in NYC!!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Aurelio de la Vega

  The Cuban Cultural Center of New Yorproudly invites you to a celebratory concert in honor of legendary composer

Aurelio de la Vega2012 Ignacio Cervantes Medal 
Aurelio de La Vega 
A concert in honor of Cuban composer Aurelio de la Vega, considered one of the greatest exponents of contemporary art music. Mr. de la Vega is the 2012 recipient of the Ignacio Cervantes Medal, the CCCNY’s lifetime achievement award for excellence in classical music. 

With Cuban pianist 
Martha Marchena and American soprano Anne Marie Ketchum.


“About My Music”
      Aurelio de la Vega, Composer

Epigrama (“Epigram”), for piano (1953)
Toccata, for piano (1957)      Martha Marchena, pianist
La Fuente Infinita (“The Infinite Fountain”), cycle of songs for soprano and piano (1944), 
on poems by José Francisco Zamora (Cuba,       )
1.  Se ama más de una vez (“One loves more than once”)
2.  El verdadero amor (“The truth of love”)
3.  Invocación (“Invocation”)

      Anne Marie Ketchum, soprano
      Martha Marchena, pianist
The Ignacio Cervantes Medal Award Ceremony
Friday, June 29, 2012


Park Ave. @ 68th St., NYC 
Admission: FREE for CCCNY and AS members
Non-members: $10

To register online, go to:
For more information, write to: cccofny@aol.com
This event is organized and presented by the Cuban Cultural Center of New York, in collaboration with Americas Society, partially supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Cubanoson @ SOB's in NYC

What happens when you bring the best Cuban orchestra to a leading music club in NYC? Magic!!!

Papo Ortega's Cubanoson
bringing down the house at SOB's in NYC

Watch it now!!!

Rated "the best Cuban Orchestra in NYC"!!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Cuban Artist on Display

(Union City) The City of Union City, Mayor Brian P. Stack & Board of Commissioners will be presenting an art exhibit by renown Cuban artist, Erasmo Jorge Gomez, with an Opening Night Reception on Friday, August 24, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the William V. Musto Cultural Center, 420 - 15th Street in Union City. There will be live music and refreshments. Admission is complimentary.


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Papo Ortega's Cubanoson @ SOB's

New York's Cuban Orchestra... Papo Ortega's Cubanoson, will be performing at one on New York City's finest music houses, SOB's on Friday, June 22, 2012 with shows at 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM.  
General admission is $15.00.

204 Varick Street

To make a reservation, please visit:

(U)nity in Union City

The Cuban Jazz group (U)nity will be playing at the Union City Artist Awards on Friday, June 15, 2012. The red carpet event will begin at 7:00 PM.  Red carpet at 6:00 PM so, dress to impress. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.


(U)nity was conceived in the summer of 2006. By Cuban American Drummer Amaury Acosta & Cuban Pianist Axel Tosca Laugart.  Their vision was to create a sound that has never been done before. Fusing Axel's Afro Cuban Culture with Amaury's New York's Culture  Jazz, Hip Hop Etc.
"We wanted to make a sound that wasn't conventional or "gimmicky"  a lot of people that are doing Latin jazz or Afro - Cuban jazz, we wanted to go in a different route we wanted to fuze the uncommon aspects of both cultures. I was always believed that Jazz , hip hop and Afro Cuban music were cousins and Africa was its grand father"    

(U)nity has performed at West New York music & arts festival, Nu Blu, Zinc Bar, Cachaca, Rose, Dizzy s Club Coca Cola, Avon jazz Festival, Congahead.com studios ,New york Winter Jazz Fest. Manhattan plaza Music fest, Jvc jazz Festival, Bird land,Millers ( charlettesville ,Virginia Richmond Music Festival (Richmond, Virginia), The Blue Note, Pax (Miami, Florida)the Roxy (Columbus, Ohio)  Long Beach Music Series  ( Los Angeles, California) The Shrine, Sweet Rhythm, Fat Cat, The New Jersey Jazz Summit, Spike Hill, Joe's Pub, S.O.B's amoung many other festivals and venues.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Walk of Fame in Union City

(Union City, NJ)  Mayor Brian P. Stack and the Board of Commissioners announce that
the City of Union City in conjunction with the Celia Cruz Park Committee will hold a “Star Dedication Ceremony” honoring renown members of the entertainment community in what has become the “Union City Walk of Fame”, Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 5:00 PM at Celia Cruz Plaza, Bergenline Avenue & 31st Street, Union City, New Jersey. Mayor & State Senator Brian P. Stack and the Union City Board of Commissioners will be present, as well as other dignitaries.  
Being honored this year with their individual “star” are: world-renowned Cuban musician Paquito D’Rivera; legendary Cuban vocalists Las Hermanas Marquez; renowned Cuban actress Ana Margarita Martinez Casado; musical group Pochy Familia y Coco Band; the Spanish language television channel Telemundo 47; and the much admired community personality Jesus A. Perez “Manito”.  Lucio Fernandez will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
Everyone in the community is invited to attend the ceremony.


Friday, May 25, 2012

Life to a Guaracha Beat

Tribute to the Legendary Hermanas Marquez 

(Union City)  Mayor Brian P. Stack & Board of Commissioners cordially invite the community to a special presentation of "Life to a Guaracha Beat" a tribute to the legendary Hermanas Marquez on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Union City Performing Arts Center, 2500 Kennedy Boulevard.  Admission is free.

This will be a spectacular tribute to the legendary Marquez Sisters.  A musical journey through the life of these sisters who walked their sparkling guaracha from the Palladium and the Apollo in New York to the main theater of Mexico and the world. Also a stunning tribute to the Mexican cinema in its golden age.  But most of all, a tribute to the venerable Marquez Sisters, who received the Grammy for their life’s artistic achievements in 2011.
The event, Directed and hosted by Armando Lopez, will feature performances by the renown pianist Meme Solis, the sparkling Yerason Charanga, the Guateque Campesino,  songstress Olga Merediz and Lourdes Lopez, the dancersPedro Domech and Rita Macias, and many other artistic surprises.
The audience will sing and dance, and shall enjoy in this tribute to Las Hermanas Marquez.  Do not miss this celebration!!! The show spreads joy, and shows you the magic formula for eternal youth: "Live life to the rhythm of guaracha!

For more information, visit:  www.UnionCityPAC.com 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Two Cubans Exhibit Their Art

In Transit: Parallel Time
Photographic Exhibition of 2 Cuban/American Artists
Frank Guiller and Juan-Si González at the William V. Musto Cultural Center

with a special musical presentation of
"Haunted" the show, starring Marcus Simeone
The William V. Musto Cultural Center proudly presents the Opening Gala of Frank Guiller and Juan-Si González art exhibit In Transit: Parallel Time with a special musical presentation of  "Haunted” The Show, on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the William V. Musto Cultural Center, 420 - 15th Street in Union City. Refreshments will be served.  Free admission.  www.UnionCityMuseum.org

Juan-Si Gonzalez

Frank Guiller