Charanga Danzon and Grupo Ashe LIVE!!!


Friday, March 20, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.


Rainier Chapter of the D.A.R.
800 East Roy Street (Capitol Hill)
Seattle, WA 98102


The evening begins with a concert (Charanga Danzon) in the elegant living room of the Rainier Chapter House, followed by dancing to live music (Grupo Ashe) in the upstairs ballroom.


charanga danzon

CHARANGA DANZON: founded in 2008 by violinist and educator Irene Mitri, is a unique Cuban music ensemble. This fluid ensemble of wonderful Seattle-based musicians finds its basis honoring the tradition of strings in Cuban music, with a repertoire including traditional charanga, son/danzon, cha-cha-cha, classical, and jazz.

Members of Charanga Danzon include: Irene Mitri (violin, ensemble director), Fred Hoadley (piano, tres), Francisco Medina Jr. (percussion), Michael Nicolella (guitar), Jim O'Halloran (flutes), Andy Schloss (percussion, radiodrum), Pedro Vargas (percussion), Ben Verdier (bass). Special guest: Lance Lu (shekere)

grupo ashe

GRUPO ASHE: Pedrito Vargas y su Grupo Ashe brings the true sabor of timba to the pacific northwest. Formed in 2008, the group is made up of some of Seattle's most prominent latin and jazz musicians. The group's unique mix of Cuban rhythm, salsa beats and funk sensibility creates an infectious, high-energy atmosphere that is sure to lift everyone off their seats to move to the music. Grupo Ashe's specialty is timba, a contemporary Cuban music style that combines the elements of traditional Cuban music, salsa, funk, jazz, rock and hip-hop.

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Come and See Charanga Danzon and Grupo Ashe Live!!

Friday, December 19; 7:30-11:30 p.m.

Ranier Chapter House of the D.A.R.
800 East Roy Street
Seattle, WA 98102

Here’s an elegant holiday party that’s suitable for families with kids of all ages. Charanga Danzon performs Cuban music in the living room of the Rainier Chapter House, followed by a dance with music by Grupo Ashe in the upstairs ballroom, and a dessert buffet.

Concert/dessert tickets for ages 12 and younger are $10; other ticket combos include dance/dessert and concert/dance/dessert and range in price from $15–$25. Dec. 19, 7:30–11:30 p.m.; concert/dessert 7:30–9:30 p.m. 

salsa dance, live salsa music, cuban jazz, grupo ashe

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Please purchase tickets in advance. Tickets at the door will be an additional $5 per ticket. Three types of tickets available: Concert+Dessert, Dance+Dessert, Concert+Dance+Dessert