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SALSA GROOVE feat. BIO RITMO
Afterwork Salsa Groove
Ladies Free & Men $10 Before 7pm $15 General Admission for All after 7pm
Afterwork Salsa Groove Happy Hour (5-7pm Doors 6pm Show:8pm & 10pm Admission: Ladies Free & Men $10 Before 7pm $15 General Admission for All after 7pm $5.00 SANGRIA & $3.00 BUDWEISERS BUD LIGHT, & BUD LIME $20 Bucket of Heineken (5) Complimentary Garlic Tostones
Bio Ritmo is recognized around the globe as a leader in the “new ‘old school’ Salsa movement and considered by many as one of the “few pioneers and the most innovative [Salsa] band out there” (Aguzate.org, Chicago). With the return of creative director Rei Alvarez in 2003 and after a four-year recording hiatus, Bio Ritmo self-released their award winning eponymous CD, which included hit songs “Hermano” and “Atrevete”.
Alvarez, a native of Ponce, Puerto Rico, is also the lead singer, composer, visual artist and DJ. Together with veteran timbale master/musical director Giustino Riccio, pianist/composer Marlysse Simmons-Argaˆ±dona and trombonist/composer Tobias Whitaker, they lead the group in writing songs that have been described as “truly inventive song-writing” (Eye Weekly, Toronto), “a classy mass of pulsating rhythm” (Village Voice), “unmistakably danceable” (Montreal Mirror) and have helped renew an international interest in a return to the raw, experimental 70′s style Salsa sound.
Besides a deep appreciation and understanding of Afro-Latin music, Bio Ritmo’s members come from eclectic mix of musical backgrounds that attributes to the band’s fresh, unique and soulful sound. They are one of the few Salsa bands that can successfully push the boundaries of this timeless musical genre while at the same time “preserving its roots while keeping an eye on the future”" (Latin Beat Magazine). Not many Salsa bands attract such a varied, far-reaching listening audience while still maintaining the highest respected and admiration of Latin music aficionados. It’s Funky, it’s Salsa Dura, Afro-Latin, Dance Music with a touch of Samba, Arabic, Afro-Beat, Sci-Fi and Rock & Roll flavor. There is no other Salsa band like Bio Ritmo.