Broken English + Flor De Caña at Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz
Can you hear the congas and timbales? Time again to work those salsa moves! Moe's Alley presents a double bill Friday night Latin dance party with BROKEN ENGLISH + FLOR DE CANA! $9 Advance, $12 Day of Show Doors 8:00 PM, Show 9:00 PM Patio Menu by Jerk House Santa Cruz: http://www.moesalley.com/eat_at_moes.php http://brokenenglishband.net/ https://www.facebook.com/Flor-de-Cana-40522504939/ ABOUT BROKEN ENGLISH: Broken English delivers a good time to all occasions because it draws upon the entire universe of Latin and Caribbean influences for a sound that is powerful and very danceable. A live performance by BROKEN ENGLISH amounts to a refreshing musical journey that transports its audience on a virtual vacation around the Caribbean islands. From Puerto Rico to Cuba to the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Belize, Trinidad, Tobago and Brazil, we even stop off in Miami for some salsa fusion. The BROKEN ENGLISH repertoire balances both Spanish and English lyrics so skillfully, that crossover appeal is all but guaranteed. The unmistakable sound of Puerto Rican salsa reflects but one facet of the versatility BROKEN ENGLISH brings to any performance. "We cover a lot of musical territory," says leader and music director Javier Muniz. BROKEN ENGLISH draws upon Cuban traditions of rumba, mambo, cha-cha-cha, guajira, son and timba. From the Dominican Republic, the group revels in the infectious sound of merengue. Jamaica brings a taste of reggae. Beliz contributes the distinctive punta sound. Trinidad and Tobago delivers the sound of soca. Brazil is unique for its Samba and Colombia brings in the cumbia. BROKEN ENGLISH does it all and more. The instrumental mix of acoustic and amplified guitar, piano, bass, sax, trombone, trumpet and the full range of Latin percussion: drums, congas, bongos, and timbales, combined with the wonderful talent of our two lead singers provide the delicate and delicious blend of a musical spice that is BROKEN ENGLISH. ABOUT FLOR DE CANA Flor de Cana, a septeto from Santa Cruz, plays high energy dance music, including Cuban Son, Colombian Cumbia and various other Caribbean styles. They blend obscure with the known, old time with the new, keeping true to the roots while creating their own sound. The impressive rhythm section, comprised of upright bass, guitar, cuban tres, button accordion, congas, bongo, timbales, maracas, guiro and bell is sure to get you moving. Add to that mix a solo trumpet, lead vocal, strong coro section and you have a sound that will inspire all audiences who want to see, hear and experience vibrant music. Candela!