July 8, 2022
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Rene Avila’s Afro~Cuban~ Quintet

July 8, 2022

Rene Avila’s Afro~Cuban~ Quintet

Dorian’s Presents

Rene Avila’s Afro~Cuban~ Quintet
Live at 9PM & 11PM

Happy Hours 6-8pm Nightly
No reservations ~ 6pm – 2am
21+ ~ Vax Required

$10 Cover after 8PM

Rene Avila’s Afro~Cuban~Quintet is the only band in the Midwest that plays this traditional music from the 40’s, and 50’s which came from Cuba and 60’s and 70’s that is considered “The New York” style which was developed in the states. This ensemble plays a wide range of Afro-Cuban styles from Cha-Cha-Cha, Guaguanco, Danzon, Guajira, Guaracha, Mambo and Son. Charangueo has been together for about 7 years with Rene Avila as the leader and founder. Rene Avila also subs as the host of Mambo Inn, Sunday’s from 4pm to 6pm on WDCB 90.9FM “Chicago’s Home for Jazz”

René Avila band leader for a traditional Cuban Charanga band. He has two ensembles, from a trio to a 9 piece band. We have played for Chicago’s Summerdance, Navy Pier’s Beer Garden, Old Town School of Folk Music and various festivals throughout the city. Our ensembles play traditional Cuban from the golden ages of the 40’s 50’s and 60’s still keeping the “Charanga” format.

Charanga is a classical chamber ensemble that came out of Haiti, featuring the unique sound of the french flute and violins. During the Haitian revolution of 1804, this sound migrated to eastern Cuba where it reached Santiago. In the space of 120 years, the modern Charanga was born by adding elements of Africa, Spain, Haiti and Cuba transforming it into an electric mix of cultures and one of the worlds most exciting dance genres. s the only band in the Midwest that plays this traditional music from the 40’s, and 50’s which came from Cuba and 60’s and 70’s that is considered “The New York” style which was developed in the states. This ensemble plays a wide range of Afro-Cuban styles from Cha-Cha-Cha, Guaguanco, Danzon, Guajira, Guaracha, Mambo and Son. Charangueo has been together for about 7 years with Rene Avila as the leader and founder. Rene Avila also subs as the host of Mambo Clasico, Sunday’s from 4pm to 6pm on WDCB 90.9FM “Chicago’s Home for Jazz” The quintet consists of…

Rene Avila-Bass
Augustine Melecio-Keys
Connie Parra-Timbal & Vocals
Nick Erickson-Congas
Fredy Daza- Flute & Saxophone