08/29/13 - Broadway World - Orquesta Aragon to Take Stage
AN AFTERNOON IN HAVANA at the Coliseum
Sixteen of Cuba's best performers make up the latest incarnation of the
Orquesta Aragon including musicians who are part of the "Buena Vista Social
Club" notably vocalist Julio Fernandez Colina and world renowned
percussionist Amadito Valdes who were in the film and album. The Orquesta
Aragon was founded in 1939 and popularized the Cha Cha Cha. Orquesta Aragon
is lead by Rafael Felipe Lay who was handed the baton by his father. When
Ry Cooder traveled to Cuba, he pulled the country's best musicians from
various groups and had them record (and later tour) under the name "Buena
Vista Social Club." BVSC is now an umbrella name used by different
ensembles of musicians.
The Tampa Bay business community is showing strong support for an
"Afternoon in Havana." Corporate sponsors include: Florida Blue, AT&T,
Advantica, Visibility Management, Tampa Bay Magazine, and the Vinoy. Other
business leaders are using the event to entertain clients in a unique
setting that celebrates the music, dance and food of Cuba.
Tickets for reserved table seating are $70, $95, $145. A limited number of
VIP tickets are available for $295, $995, and $1495. VIP tickets include a
dance class taught by the pro's, Tony & Maks, special seating, and a
reception with the stars and musicians. Tickets are on sale now at
www.Ticketmaster.com. Sponsorships are available. A portion of the
proceeds will benefit the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance. For more
information see www.AfternoonInHavana.com or call (727) 538-7750. The
Coliseum is in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida at 535 Fourth Av N.
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