A split second after the Septeto Nacional Ignacio Pineiro de Cuba were introduced to the audience in the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, the walls of the concert hall began to shake and the floorboards started to dance as the seven-member band went into Afro-Cuban beat overdrive.
The rumbas, boleros and guarachas exploded from the stage, lighting up the audience, who reacted with huge smiles, head bobs, foot taps and spontaneous dancing in their seats – and occasionally in the aisles, too.
Okay, so take some of the most respected musicians in all of Cuba, put them in a sonically perfect hall, and ask them to perform the joyous, uptempo dance music that they’re renowned around the world for. Talk about a not-to-be-missed show…
For more than 80 years, Septeto Nacional Ignacio Pineiro de Cuba has reigned supreme as the world’s foremost champion and protector of Cuban son, a wildly popular style of music that mixes Spanish guitar with African percussion on rhythms. At 7pm on Sunday, April 17, the Grammy nominated band rolls into Troy Savings Bank Music Hall for a dance party the likes of which we probably won’t see again anytime soon. Tickets range from $25-$35.
BUT WAIT… What’s this? A FREE pair of tickets? That’s right, we’re giving away FREE TIX to a lucky Nippertown reader! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The winners will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Good luck! Congratulations, Mary!