Friday, November 3, 2017
El Floridita’s 30th Anniversary Celebration kicks off with a special presentation. Hot off a resent Latin Grammy Nomination for Best Salsa Album, El Floridita Presents Alain Pérez, a brilliant composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer, Pérez brings his salsa project to Los Angeles. Working with top local players, Pérez will present material from his latest album, ADN, which is fuses traditional Cuban music with a whole lot of Cuban timba.
Doors Open: 7pm
First Show: 9:30pm
Tickets: $20 at the door
Dinner reservations guarantee seating at $50 per person
The featured local performers are: Latin Grammy winner Calixto Oviedo and Latin Grammy nominee Lilly Hernandez
Alain Pérez is now based in Madrid. Pérez was just seventeen when he was invited to play with Cuban super group Irakere, led by the great Chucho Valdés. Originally trained in classical guitar, Pérez was encouraged to begin playing bass by the celebrated Cuban singer Isaac Delgado. Whether playing bass, keyboard, percussion, singing, or contributing compositions and arrangements, Pérez’s musical vision is at the centre of a revolution in contemporary Cuban music.