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Los Hacheros with Salsa Dance


September 13, 2018 @ 6:30 PM


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Dance lessons and live music under the sky? Yes, please! Join us for an evening of salsa lessons followed live music with Brooklyn's vibrant group, Los Hacheros. The band revives folkloric styles like son montuno, guaracha and salsa, and often combine them with Bomba, a fiery rhythm from the mountains of Puerto Rico. Just the thought has us moving already! Be sure to come out and enjoy this completely free event.


6:30 p.m. - Salsa Dance Lesson 

7:15 p.m. - Band begins

Los Hacheros

Brooklyn’s Los Hacheros, modern-day torchbearers of the Golden Age of Latin music. Their beat revives folkloric styles like son montuno, guaracha and salsa, and often combine them with Bomba, a fiery rhythm from the mountains of Puerto Rico.

A band of only 5 musicians, Los Hacheros can sound like a conjunto of 12.  Eddie Venegas (Marc Anthony, Orquestra Broadway), who plays violin and sings chorus, improvises mambos on the trombone, Itai Kriss (Edmar Castaneda, Grupo Latin Vibe) sings, plays flute, campana, and guiro, while Papote Jimenez is in charge of lead vocals, soulful soneos (improvised verses) and congas. William Ash (Alfredo de la Fe, Brenda K Starr) holds down the tumbaos on baby bass while Jacob Plasse plays the tres, a guitar-like instrument originating from the Oriente Province in Cuba.


Los Hacheros Website
Los Hacheros Facebook

YouTube videos:

Azucar- Los Hacheros

Papote's Guajira


Sin Chano

la bomba soy yo