Friday, May 27th Early Show Luis Bofil 9:00pm
Conjunto Progresso 11:30pm
Performing Arts Exchange
337 S.W. 8 St.
Miami Fl, 33130
(directly under the 95 overpass on left)
LUIS BOFILL cuban singer born in La Habana, Cuba.His deft phrasing on “Como fuÃ©” and other boleros has drawn comparisons to Beny MorÃ©, even as his liquid delivery calls to mind contemporary R&B” Judy Cantor, Miami New Times “A well-known nightclub in Miami gave birth to “Grupo Cafe Nostalgia”, who performs live in a fashion that adds to sofistication elements of languishing regret and 3a.m. smokiness and sleaziness, qualities found not simply in the groupâ€™s music but in the resplendent voice of lead singer Luis Bofill” Fredric Koeppel, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis “La voz de la noche miamense” Jose Antonio Evora, Nuevo Herald, Miami “…es como un camaleon de la interpretaciÃ³n” Eliseo Cardona, Nuevo Herald, Miami “GUARACHAMOS O NO GUARACHAMOS!!!”
Miami’s own Conjunto Progreso was nominated for a 2005 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album for their CD “Masters of Cuban Son” on Pimienta Records dist. by Universal Music. Their New CD titled “Master Sessions: Descarga & Son: was release in early 2008 on Warner Latin/Union Music/Mojito Records.
Ever since its inception, the traditional Cuban Son ensemble Conjunto Progreso has taken audiences back in time to the nostalgic era of early Cuban popular music.