7pm doors, 9pm show
El Orqueston is a 12 piece Afro Cuban powerhouse playing Salsa, Timba and Changüi.
Led by Sydney bassist, Tina Harris, this mighty charanga style ensemble honours the great Cuban orchestras that feature the heavenly and punchy sound of three trombones, violin and tres cubano, on a bed of latin percussion, bass and keyboards. Playing a Cuban repertoire of tunes by Los Van Van, Elito Reve y Su Charangon, Havana De Primera, Timbalive, Pupy, Sur Caribe and Dan Den, plus kickass original compositions, El Orqueston is sheer joy and energy from beginning to end.
El Orqueston is comprised of a who’s who of Sydney’s top musicians from the latin music scene. The band is fronted by Peruvian Richard Valdez, whose powerful and dynamic tenor voice is complimented by Cuban multi-talent, Issac Zorzano sharing centre stage and putting out some serious energy.
El Orqueston is for listeners and dancers alike.