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Salsa sensations hit Hyannis on Saturday

Posted by Ron Driscoll, Globe Travel Staff  June 11, 2009 09:38 AM

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Heading to the Cape this weekend?
If you're a fan of outstanding salsa music -- or just music in general -- there will be a concert by alextorresband1a.jpgAlex Torres and his Latin Orchestra on Saturday night from 7-10:30 at Tommy Doyle's (334 Main St. in Hyannis, 508-862-9430). Formed in 1980 in Amsterdam, N.Y., this 12-piece band has earned both Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations for its sound, which runs the gamut from salsa to merengue, and cha cha to jazz. The Bronx-born Torres runs the show as band leader, bassist, and vocalist, and the group has performed at hundreds of festivals and events and with top Latin artists such as Tito Puente, Eddie Palmeiri, and Tito Nieves. This return engagement to Cape Cod is spurred in part by the band's commitment to multicultural education through music. The orchestra's varied backgrounds (Europe to Africa to the Caribbean) and array of instruments blend perfectly with the Arts in Education program, which it has brought to dozens of schools from elementary to college level. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased by calling 508-775-4817 or going here. Proceeds will benefit the Barnstable Education Foundation.

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2 comments so far...
  1. Thanks so much - fantastic description of a wonderful event and very considerate group of artists!

    Posted by Kim Rumberger June 11, 09 08:31 PM
  1. And you thought nothing good came from Amsterdam, NY, eh?
    For many years, Alex and his orchestra have been providing great music for dancers and listeners alike here in Albany, NY and surrounding areas. They may not be the best looking bunch of guys but damn, they have swing and beauty is overrated. I would go on singing their praises but I just knocked my sandwich off my desk and it landed mayonaise-side down.


    Posted by walter ramos June 15, 09 01:51 PM
 
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