lunes, febrero 23, 2009


The Newly Renovated 740 Downtown Los Angeles presents EL PADRE DE LA PATRIA (The Father of Our Country); A Night of WORLD CLASS CUBAN DANCE MUSIC celebrating the birth of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes de Castillo; a very important humanitarian figure from Cuba, who declared Cuban Independence on October 10th, which started the 10 Years’ War “El Grito de Yara” (Cry of Yara). This event will feature some of the most talented Cuban artists; musicians, vocalists and dancers residing in the Los Angeles area; LAZARO GALARRAGA (Cineson), CANDI SOSA, CHARANGA CUBANA (Dimelo Records), PERICO HERNANDEZ (Son Y Clave), JESUS DIAZ, IRIS CEPEDA (Cineson), ALONSO BRITO, DOS FOUR Y LOS MIO (formerly Saoco) CUBA SWIFT, BAYALO, GONZALO CHOMAT and VERY SPECIAL GUESTS, in a CUBAN DANCE FESTIVAL OF THE CENTURY. Showtime is 3:00PM – 8:00PM at the 740 (downtown Los Angeles) on SUNDAY APRIL 19, 2009.

[Carlos Manuel de Céspedes] (born April 18, 1819) was a Cuban Planter, lawyer and landowner who purchased “La Demajagua”, an estate with a tobacco plantation in 1844, after returning from Spain. On October 10, 1868, Carlos Manuel made “Grito de Yara” (Cry of Yara), declaring “Cuban Independence”, which began the Ten Years’ War. That Morning, after sounding the slave bell that indicated to his slaves it was time for work, they stood before him waiting for orders, and Céspedes announced they were all free men, and were invited to join him and his fellow conspirators in a war against the Spanish government of Cuba. For this, he is called “Padre de la Patria” (Father of the Country).

To honor this extraordinary man, Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, a brave yet humble monarch figure, who sacrificed all of his integrity, by taking the first steps towards abolishing slavery, segregation and establishing equality amongst all humans of all race, color and creed, and who acted as a role model, displaying unity for all of mankind, we would like to show our appreciation by having this amazing Dance Festival “El Padre de la Patria”, celebrating his birth.

Organized and directed by musical producer, arranger and composer Luis Eric Gonzalez (Celia Cruz’s West Coast musical director and Bayalo), who has assembled 30 World Class Cuban artists; musicians, singers and dancers to perform his and their original compositions and arrangements for an amazing Cuban music metamorphosis; including genres; DANZON, SON, CHA CHA CHA, BOLEROS, MAMBO, RUMBA and SALSA CUBANA unifying all generations of Cuban music, in an astonishing Cultural Arts Performance.

We have confirmed appearances by; LAZARO GALARRAGA (Cineson), CANDI SOSA, CHARANGA CUBANA (Dimelo Records), PERICO HERNANDEZ (Son Y Clave), JESUS DIAZ, IRIS CEPEDA (Cineson), ALONSO BRITO, DOS FOUR Y LOS MIOS (Formerly Saoco), CUBA SWIFT, BAYALO, GONZALO “CHALO” CHOMAT and VERY SPECIAL GUESTS.

This 5-hour indoor Cuban Dance Festival is being held on Sunday April 19, 2009, 3:00PM-8:00PM at the newly refurbished, old world charm of the 740 (Downtown Los Angeles). Located at 740 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014 in downtown Los Angeles. Tickets are $20/advance, $25/door and $45/VIP. To purchase tickets online, go to www.740la.com, www.lucumiyque.com. For more information, or to purchase tickets, or make reservations over the phone, please call (323) 660-1655, or email: rsvp@lucumiyque.com and for Special VIP / bottled service, call: (213) 627-6277.

[740 Downtown Los Angeles] is L.A.'s premier night Club offering VIP service and special upscale Large, newly remodeled club located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Massive EAW Sound System with intelligent Lighting, Visual Projections, Laser show, 3 levels of music, including go-go platforms, private balcony booths and ultra VIP skyboxes, five full bars, outdoor smoking patios, Bottle Service and Cocktail / Table service. Valet and Safe & Secured Self Parking available. Club entrance is on the Corner of 8th & Spring Street, thru the Alley 753 S Spring St Los Angles CA 90014.

Marketing & Promotions (PR)
4647 Kingswell Avenue, Suite 144 | Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tel: (323) 660-1655 | Website: http://www.lucumiyque.com
Email: pj@lucumiyque.com
Contact: Peggy Jo Oliva

Azulu Music (Musical Producer & Director)
Tel: (323) 646-6768 | Website: http://www.azulumusic.com
Email: azulumusic@yahoo.com
Contact: Luis Eric Gonzalez

Sponsored by Santa Barbara Fall Music Festival (501C3)

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