Sweeney's Bar & Improvised Music Company presents
Plus Dubin Tropikal DJ
2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking salsa band. Band leader Conor Guilfoyle brings his high octane 9 piece to Sweeneys to re-introduce the sense of the salsa grooves to the masses. After an extended hiatus, Havana 'Che once again brings together Ireland's leading exponents of the authentic Cuban sound, from timba and salsa to rumba and guaguanco. The lineup includes musicians from Ireland, Venezuela, Japan, France, Czech Republic , Ukraine and of course Cuba creating pure unadulterated party music. Music for dancing. Music for grooving. Bring your dancing shoes or just soak up the salsa vibe at this FREE event in Sweeneys on Sunday March 1st. This one is going to be big!
Havana 'Che are:
Evelio Galan – Vocals (Cuba)
Olesya –Vocals (Ukraine)
Frailan Moran – Congas/Vocals (Cuba)
Conor Guilfoyle – Drums/Director (Ireland)
Leopoldo Osio – Piano (Venzuela)
Andrew Csibi – Bass (Ireland)
Patrice Brun – Tenor Sax (France)
Yazuha – alto Sax (Japan)
Martin Smutney – Trumpet (Czech Republic)
Despite the growth in popularity in Salsa dance here, there has been little chance for dancers to try their newfound moves to a live band. That’s all about to change, with Conor Guilfoyle reforming the legendary Havana ’Che for their 20th anniverary after a long hiatus from the Cuban music scene.
Featuring the powerful, engaging voice of habanero Evelio Galan, lead vocalist with the Afro- Cuban All Stars, the group features a diverse snapshot of Irish multiculturalism at work. Guilfoyle, who has lectured in many of the word’s music leading conservatories, has recruited some of the most talented musicians based in Ireland today, featuring members from Venezuela, South Africa, France, Czech Republic, Ukraine, and of course, Cuba.
As Ireland’s leading exponents of authentic Cuban music, from timba and salsa to rumba and guaguanco, Havana ‘Che are a high-octane 10-piece who create pure unadulterated party music, guaranteed to get your audience grooving in 2016.
Loaded with international talent … about as close to Havana as you’ll get on this side of the Atlantic– The Irish Times