Available worldwide to perform for your special event - Call CUBANOSON – NY’s Cuban Orchestra today at 917-740-PAPO (7276) or 201-394-1881 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’ve danced and listened to our CDs you will love the live orchestra. To network with Cubanoson, visit their official site www.Cubanoson.com and also on Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, Youtube and Linkedin all of which are www.xxxx.com/cubanoson for easy access.
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Papo Ortega's CUBANOSON, NY's Cuban Orchestra was formed in 2005, under the leadership of pianist Leonel "Papo" Ortega. This musically inspired pianist and composer has enjoyed the privilege of working alongside several exceptional musicians, among them, Chocolate Armenteros, José Fajardo and Cándido Camero. CUBANOSON unites the “Punto Cubano” and the “Son Montuno” bringing you danceable Cuban music at its best by uniting the talent and dedication of excellent contemporary musicians to offer and express traditional Cuban music with a mix of New York Salsa right out to the dance floor.
In 2006, CUBANOSON released their debut CD titled "Recordando A Cuba" making it in to the 2007 Latin Grammy Final Entry List in 12 categories and named the # 1 Son CD in England, Germany and Italy. Their original hit songs "Cubanoson" and "Recordando A Cuba" have resounded worldwide and continue to receive airplay around the world via DJs, Radio Hosts of Satellite, commercial and non-commercial radio and numerous other venues.
Since their inception, CUBANOSON has been featured at GIANTS STADIUM in NJ, on UNIVISION TV, Westchester's Emelin Theatre, numerous festivals in New York and New Jersey, New York's Latin Quarter, Nyack's West Gate Lounge, Club Winner Circle in Westbury, New York, The Empire City Casino, the New Jersey Cuban Day Parade Gala events several years, opened the festivities at the 9th annual New York Salsa Congress, and since 2007 have performed yearly as a solo act at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC).
This high-energy orchestra features the original instrumentation of traditional Son Montuno sextets, Baby Bass, Congas, Bongoes, Trumpet, vocals and Tres Guitar, but since the beginning added an additional trumpet and piano similar to Johnny Pacheco, Sonora Matancera and Buena Vista Social Club, and went even further to add a trombone to have a full brass ensemble into their music.
Over the years, CUBANOSON has had the privilege of having the late Israel"Cachao" Lopez sit in with the band, and has also accompanied artists like Marcelino Valdes, Joseito Mateo and Lalo Rodriguez. CUBANOSON has opened for several great artists namely Paquito D'Rivera, Eddie Palmieri, Milly Quezada and Johnny Ventura. CUBANOSON continues to perform publicly and hope to travel internationally over the next few years. The orchestra’s repertoire went beyond tradition as CUBANOSON offers listeners Latin dance music in three languages, Spanish, English and French. Music from their first CD is now on two complilation CDs, in Italy and United Kingdom, and in 2009 part of a Cuban Dance Video produced in Germany.
In April of 2010, CUBANOSON debuted their second CD, titled "RUMBA NUEVA." This production, like the first one, have been called DJ's and/or dancers’ delight and outright party CDs. From the first to the last track you will be dancing. Rumba Nueva features 7 original songs by CUBANOSON to offer their danceable music in Spanish, English and French. From this second release, the original track"La Fiesta" was signed for a United Kingdom Compilation release - Rough Guide to Salsa Series and was recently a featured track on ITUNES. This last CD, Rumba Nueva made it into 9 categories on the 2010 Latin Grammy’s Final Entry List.
For more information on CUBANOSON – NY’s Cuban Orchestra, visit their website at www.Cubanoson.com or befriend them on social networking sites - Facebook, myspace, LinkedIn under their name CUBANOSON. You can also see videos of CUBANOSON on www.youtube.com/cubanoson.
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