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Tito Gonzales Presents: A Cuban Extravaganza

Doors at 6:30 pm; Salsa Rueda dance lesson at 7:00 pm; Show at 8:00 pm

Tickets are $20

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Benefit for the Arsenio Rodriguez in Memoriam Foundation for those impacted by the tornado. Featuring members of: Liban Montolla y la Tropa Son, Ivan Camblor y Pellejo Seco, Fito Reinoso y su Ritmo y Armonía, Tito Gonzales la Descarga de Tito


Tito leads his band dedicated to playing authentic Cuban traditional dance music: rumba, guaracha, and son montuno, pioneered by such greats as Arsenio Rodriguez and later revived by Buena Vista Social Club. Before moving to America, Tito played and sang in several of the great Cuban bands – including a Rodriguez tribute group assembled by Arsenio’s daughter. Heriberto “Tito” Gonzalez explains, “Since I was a child I’ve been in music and I’ve always loved it. The music, and especially El Son, is part of my being.” Music eventually led him past his main breadwinning jobs as a taxi driver and a fisherman, and on to the U.S. and the Bay Area. Tito, who now lives in Richmond, sings and plays the Cuban tres guitar that drives the sound of the son, leading a band that includes percussion and horns in shows at clubs and festivals around the Bay. Music is a mix of son classics and tunes from the band’s 2005 self-titled debut CD and 2010’s “Al Doblar La Esquina.”

Earlier Event: March 17
Creole/Cajun Jam