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Event Archive - A Festive Night of Zimbabwean Afrobeat and Cuban Salsa!: ZimbaMoto (with ), Kurai Mubaiwa (& ), Kesseke Yeo, Puro Son (with ), Miguelito Valdes

Tue. December 7th 2010 The Biltmore Cabaret (No Minors)
8:30 PM - 1:00 AM doors at 8:00 PM
Tickets at: Zulu Records, Red Cat Records, Hi Life Records,
Celebrate the festive season with two of Vancouver's top world music dance groups, performing together for the first time! ZIMBAMOTO, led by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Kurai Mubaiwa, has become known for their high-energy, infectious and joyful fusion of Zimbabwean marimba music with pop, rock and reggae influences. For this concert, they are also joined Joining them on stage is Vancouver's sexiest Cuban salsa bands, PURO SON, led by trumpeter extraordinaire Miguelito Valdes, who has performed with many of Cuba's international elite, as well as with many of Vancouver's latin and jazz bands. Joy, Rhythm, Passion and Togetherness are the themes of the night to take away into 2011!

Doors at 8:00pm Show at 8:30pm
Tickets $12.00 in advance at Red Cat, Zulu, Highlife or $15.00 at the door.
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ZimbaMoto (AFRICAN)

"ZimbaMoto is the most exciting band playing African music to emerge on the West Coast for too many years. They perform mesmeric music for mind, heart, and feet - you'll have to work hard to stay seated once they start!" Tony Montague: Music journalist for the Georgia Straight, Penguin Eggs and ROOTS (U.K.) “Afro Dance Culture is alive in... more info

Kurai Mubaiwa "Kurai" (African - Zimbabawe, Congo, Mozambique, Tanzania,)

Kurai Mubaiwa has been an established professional world musician, music teacher and theatre actor since 1994, who has toured across Europe, West Africa, Southern Africa and across Canada opening and/or performing with artists such as Chiwoniso Maraire, Cesaria Evora, Andy Brown, and Oliver Mtukudzi at internationally recognized concerts and festiv... more info

Puro Son (Latin Music)

Trumpeter Miguelito Valdes has performed with many of Cuba’s top performers, including the Cabaret Tropicana Orquestra and Isaac Delgado, and he toured the world for six years with the famed Cuban singer Omara Portuondo (Buena Vista Social Club). Since his arrival in Vancouver in 2006, Valdes has become one of the brightest stars of our active La... more info
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