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Broken English & Flor De Cana at Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz

May 26, 2017
8:00 pm
Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz

BROKEN ENGLISH & FLOR DE CANA co-bill Moe's Alley for a Latin Dance party not to be missed! $9 Advance, $12 Day of Show Doors 8:00 PM, Show 9:00 PM Patio Menu by Jerk House Santa Cruz: ABOUT FLOR DE CANA Flor de Cana means Sweet Sugar Cane Flower, a symbol of life, love, and all that the Carribean has to offer. We play high energy dance music, with our own take on Cuban Son, a precursor of modern "salsa." The musicians from the Buena Vista Social Club album are a major influence of ours. Our impressive rhythm section, comprised of upright bass, guitar, cuban tres, congas, bongo, maracas, guiro and bell is sure to get you moving. Add to that mix a solo trumpet, lead vocal, and 4 backup vocals, and you have a sound that will provide the salsa dancing crowd and all dancers with some infectious rhythms to move and groove to. With sweet vocals and spicy solos, there is a lot to appreciate for those who want to see, hear, and experience vibrant latin music. 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. If a great Latin/Caribbean dance band is what you are looking for BROKEN ENGLISH is the band for you. We look forward to performing for you!

Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz

1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA
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