Afrocuba Band

Why book Afrocuba Band?

Afrocuba Band is one of North Jersey's most sought after Salsa Bands for weddings, private parties, festivals and corporate events (Salsa Band NJ). Since 2001, John Acevedo's Cuban band has performed for all kinds of venues up and down the east coast. Listen to authentic Cuban Music (Cuban Band NJ) and Latin Jazz played by New Jersey and New York City's best percussionists and instrumentalists.

Reviews

"And the sound! Wow!"w

EVENT: Lisette and Angel's wedding in Richmond, VA at the 5 Star Jefferson Hotel
Date: Octover 22, 2012
Product Quality: Very Satisfied
Customer Service: Very Satisfied
Comments: The band was professional and gave the reception an elegant and unique feel - Our guests are still talking about what an amazing experience it was for them. And the sound! Wow! I will defniitely be giving you guys a call again for our next big party. Thank you again.

Lisette: lasocns01@aol.com
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Overall
Reviewer: Lisette a. A.
Event: Wedding Reception in Richmond, VA
Event Date: Oct 22, 2012

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 180 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates

Overview

The urge to dance or learn how to dance. happiness, fun
Pleasant experience and great customer service

Afrocuba Band

Afrocuba Band is one of North Jersey's most sought after Salsa Bands for weddings, private parties, festivals and corporate events (Salsa Band NJ). Since 2001, John Acevedo's Cuban band has performed for all kinds of venues up and down the east coast. Listen to authentic Cuban Music (Cuban Band NJ) and Latin Jazz played by New York City's best percussionists and instrumentalists. Latin Band NJ

Afrocuba Band was formed in 2001 by John Acevedo (musical director and bass player), Kevin Ortiz (Timbalero), Mario Duque (Pianist), and Alex Dieguez (Conga). Afrocuba's original repertoire consisted primarily of classic, old school, Cuban music and, in 2004, slowly evolved to include Puerto Rican and Colombian influences as well. Afrocuba Band has gained much popularity among salsa dancers in the New Jersey/North Jerseyand New York City area and has gained an impressive following of fans.

In 2004, Afrocuba Band began adding more members to the band, thereby facilitating more complex musical arrangements to include multi brass, bongo, and several more vocalists and percussionists. If there is a need for a Cuban Band to spice up a party or event, Afrocuba Band is ready for the job!

Afrocuba Band plays covers from great Latin Legends of the 70s. Some of these include: Tito Puente, Ray Barreto, Ruben Blades, Fania-All-Stars, Ismael Rivera, Cheo Feliciano, El Gran Combo, Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez, Tommy Olivencia, Frankie Ruiz, Ismael Miranda.

Afrocuba Band Members (Cuban Band NJ)

Diego Tabares: Piano
Davey Guzman: Timbales, Vocals
John Acevedo: Conga, Violin
Hector Cortez: Bass
Hector Rodriguez: Lead Singer, Percussion
Mikey De Los Santos: Bongo, Guiro
Christian Suarez: Trumpet
Scott Frock: Trumpet
Rob Qualich: Trumpet
Alberto Hernandez: Trombone

In February 2007, Afrocuba Band recorded seven of its most popular covers and released its first CD, "Hermandad". Afrocuba is a Cuban Band NJ

Set List

Song List

1
Anacaona %u2013 Cheo Feliciano


2
Ran Kan Kan %u2013 Tito Puente




3
Barranquillero Arrebatado %u2013 Fruko y Sus Tesos


4
Seis Lindas Cubanas %u2013 Orquesta Melodias




5
Bilongo - Unknown


6
Irresistible %u2013 Los Tres Ases (Bolero)




7
Cuarto De Tula - Buena Vista Social Club


8
Vive Y Vacila %u2013 Ray Barreto




9
Y No Hago Mas Na - El Gran Combo


10
Tremendo Guateque - Unknown




11
El Nazareno %u2013 Ismael Rivera


12
Guaguanco Callejero %u2013 Buena Vista Social Club




13
El Manisero %u2013 Simon Moises


14
Cojele el Gusto %u2013 Wayne Gorbea





15
Indestructible- Ray Barreto


16
Gojele el Golpe - Unknown





17
Juan Pachanga- Ruben Blades


18
Carino Falso %u2013 Buena Vista Social Club





19
La Esencia Del Guaguanco-Johnny Pacheco


20
Lagrimas Negras %u2013 Buena Vista Social Club





21
Palo Pa Rumba-Eddie Palmieri


22
El Carretero %u2013 Buena Vista Social Club





23
Pare Cochero %u2013 Orquesta Arragon


24
Marieta %u2013 Buena Vista Social Club





25
Picadillo %u2013 Tito Puente


26
Oye Como Va %u2013 Tito Puente (Cha Cha Cha)





27
Pio Mentiroso %u2013 Afro-Cuban All Stars


28
Eternamente mi Mujer - Unknown (Bolero)





29
Pueblo Latino- Pete %u201Cel Conde%u201D Rodriquez


30
Triunfamos %u2013 Los Panchos (Bolero)





31
Timbalero %u2013 El Gran Combo


32
Sin Un Amor %u2013 Los Dandys (Bolero)





33
Feo Pero Sabroso - Luis Ramirez with Tony Vega

34
Una Canita al Aire %u2013 Frankie Ruiz / T. Olivencia





35
La Bilirrubina - Juan Luis Guerra (Merengue)

36
Periquito Pin Pin %u2013 Frankie Ruiz / T. Olivencia





37
El Hombre - Son Quatro (Bachata)


38
Plante Bandera - Tommy Olivencia





39
Dime Porque %u2013 Ismael Rivera


40
Pedro Navajas - Ruben Blades

Influences & Inspiration

Tito Puente, Buena Vista Social Club, Celia Cruz, Giovanni Hidalgo, Poncho Sanchez, and Cuban street musicians in Havana

Setup Requirements

Electricity to stage, light refreshments (whatever the guests are having)

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