Bomba y Salsa Pa' Gozar: Eléré and Hijos de Agüeybaná

Sat, Aug 27, 2022 at 8pm

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Doors: 7pm

COVID PROTOCOLS: All our staff are fully vaccinated, and we ask that our patrons be vaccinated as well. Our staff will be masked, and we encourage our audience to wear masks as much as possible.

Advance tickets can only be purchased online-we do not sell advance tickets at the venue. Refunds are not available within 48 hours of the event. Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. Seating is first come first served. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Always bringing a high-vibration party, Eléré is once again ready to rock crowds in Seattle and beyond with their fresh sound and young energy. An 8-piece band led by conguero Danny Mendoza and guitarist Carlos Snaider, Eléré combines weaving hornlines, a tight rhythm section and songs devoted to healing and nature into an exquisite experience that gets people on their feet and on the dance floor. The music packs a punch, and backs up their vision of being a Salsa band of this moment, both in Seattle and beyond, honoring the past yet pushing the music in new directions with original music and arrangements. The band name, Eléré, is the Yoruba word for orchestra and refers to musical groups in spiritual or ceremonial settings. With their music, the band seeks to honor its name with uplifting sounds that bring out the best of people in a vibrant and dynamic community.
The group Hijos de Agüeybaná, directed by Otoqui Reyes, consists of eight artists all committed to preserving their Afro-Caribbean roots. The group has over ten years of experience both performing and offering workshops and courses on the historical and cultural significance of the genre of bomba. They have presented their dance and music to both national and international audiences across the Americas. In the Caribbean, the African drum is central to cultural identity creating harmony, solidarity and leadership in both the music itself and the musicians who perform it, helping maintain social structure in communities.


Royal Room

5000 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118