Cinco de Mayo: Latin Fiesta with Alma y Azúcar and special guests, Supersones Quintet
Sat, May 5 at 9pm
Doors at 7:30pm
Tickets: $15 adv/dos
Alma y Azúcar masterfully integrates beloved Latin rhythmic styles–Cha Cha, Latin Jazz, Mexican boleros, Son and Salsa with more contemporary influences, resulting in “Latin music for everyone.” The band features the music of “La Reina de la Salsa”, Celia Cruz. With Alma Villegas at the front, the band also includes esteemed Seattle musicians Fred Hoadley (piano, tres, backup vocals), Steve Okimoto (bass), Ricardo Guity (percussion, backup vocals), Steve Motsovoy (trumpet, backup vocals), Roy Brown (trombone) and Lance Lu (shekere).
Kevin Connor - Cuban tres guitar and vocals
Justin Maggart - lead vocals, clave and guiro
Javier Marú - acoustic guitar and vocals
Steve Smith - bongo
Tige Decoster - upright bass
SuperSones play the sublime music known as Son - the acoustic dance music of the Cuban countryside that inspired modern Salsa. Son is a unique blend of Spanish guitars and harmony, Afro-Cuban percussion and swing, call-and-response singing, and trumpet improvisation. SuperSones represent this rich musical tradition with a wide range of classic and original songs in the many genres within the Son family: bolero, cha cha cha, guaracha, and son montuno among others. The group plays songs written by some of the greatest composers of Cuban popular music including Compay Segundo, Miguel Matamoros, Isaac Oviedo, and Arsenio Rodriguez. SuperSones recreate these songs with their own arrangements and improvisations to bring the Son alive in the Pacific Northwest. The group also regularly features original compositions firmly rooted in the Son tradition.
Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.