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Ritmo Latino & Dancers Bring Latin Style to Square


CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL

June 9, 2004

Media Statement

Ritmo Latino & Dancers Bring Latin Style to Cathedral Square

Free Friday Lunchtime Concert, Friday June 11, 12.15pm to 1.15pm, Cathedral Square.

10 piece Latin ensemble Ritmo Latino joined by guest vocalist Gerado Torres and Latin Dancers will be entertaining lunchtime audiences this Friday in Cathedral Square from 12.15pm.

Based in Christchurch, the band is comprised of a 3 part brass section, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, plus 3 percussionists, conga, bongo, timbales a double bass piano and vocals!

With a Latin style evoking 'The Beuna Vista Social Club', Ritmo Latino specialize in Afro Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican and Brazilian music including the styles of Rumba, Salsa, Bolero, Mambo and Afro-Cuban Jazz.

Members of the group come from a wide range of musical disciplines including Cuban, Jazz and Operatic.

Band leader Gilles Nantel is a Canadian percussionist who moved to New Zealand in 2001. Gilles studied in Cuba in the city of Havana, and played for many years throughout North America.

With music to dance - or listen - to, Ritmo Latino bring an international flavour to the FREE Friday Lunchtime Concert Series.

ENDS.


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