Accept no imitations - the only all-Cuban ensemble in Brooklyn!
"... Pepito Gomez is one of the best voices of Cuba today..." - Omara Portuondo, Buena Vista Social Club.
Conjunto Guantánamo's soulful sound is layered with authentic Cuban swing and sophisticated influences. Playing authentic traditional Afro-Cuban rhythms like Son Montuno, Cha-Cha-Cha, Mambo and Rumba with contemporary energy, their performances sometimes transition into extended experimental descargas -- a type of Afro-Cuban improvisational jam session -- using musical motifs straight from the streets of Havana and Matanzas, as well as some modern day Timba combined with the very spirit of New York City. Just listen!
We'd had Conjunto Guantanamo before for my mother-in-law's birthday party a couple years back and we were beyond happy with the tight, professional job they did. Now we just had them perform for my own birthday party in March and they were even better than before! My guests had the time of their lives! They couldn't stop dancing and gave the band two encores!
The band themselves were delightful and fun guests in their own right and, just like last time, they really helped make it a great party. The music was off the hook and Pepito Gomez is the best singer I've ever had the pleasure to see and hear! Much less at my own birthday. Conjunto Guantanamo's music is distinct and not your run of the mill radio salsa either. I felt like I just magically stepped into Havana for the night. I can't wait till my next birthday! Highly recommended!
Response from Conjunto Guantanamo:
Thanks to you and your family for calling us. We totaly enjoyed the evening with you and the party was a blast. We hope to do it again too. All the best to you from los muchachos! Que viva la musica!!
Price Range: $800 to $4,000
Gig Length: 45 - 90 minutes
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Japanese
Insurance: $500,000 - Special Rider available as per client's requirements
What to Expect
We are the ambassadors of Cuban folklore -- Lo mejor en este género
When you book our band, you can expect to have, above all, a great time with no surprises. We have over 12 years of expertise as a working band and can provide your event with the right amount of energy whether you're having a small intimate cocktail, reception or house concert or you're having a big bash with a dance floor, stage and hundreds of guests. Conjunto Guantanamo is always appropriate and our specialty is to breath life into your important event, whatever the occasion.
On the practical side, our clients will appreciate the band's professional attitude and management. We strive to provide our clients with easy communication and flexibility while adding maximum value to your event. Our ensemble shows up on time with it's equipment complete and in ship-shape and with our members looking their clean-cut best. The band is comprised of jovial and talented chaps who develop a good rapport with our patrons who are always happy to see us arrive.
Conjunto Guantnamo - sizzling ambassadors of Cuban folklore - have arrived with a freshly interpreted, classic Afro-Cuban sound. Lively percussion, pounding syncopated bass lines, brazenly exotic trumpet melodies, uninhibited improvisation and the sultry, sexy, dynamic lead vocal of Pepito Gomez positively scorch in a variety of vintage and original compositions. Conjunto Guantnamo unite the precision and cadence of traditional Afro-Cuban music with the raw energy and edge of New York City’s unique nightlife. Salsa lovers rejoice! Conjunto Guantnamo brings you the origins and essence of what music lovers today mostly know as Salsa.
Conjunto Guantnamo's soulful sound is layered with authentic Cuban swing and sophisticated influences like "el barbaro" Benny More, Arsenio Rodriguez, Roberto Faz, and Miguelito Cun. Playing authentic traditional Afro-Cuban rhythms like Son Montuno, Cha-Cha-Cha, Mambo and Rumba with contemporary energy, their performances sometimes transition into extended experimental descargas -- a type of Afro-Cuban improvisational jam session -- using musical motifs straight from the streets of Havana and Matanzas, as well as some modern day Timba combined with the very spirit of New York City.
Since Conjunto Guantnamo was founded in 2003, they’ve become highly visible on the NYC nightlife scene, performing at festivals, dance parties, and events and venues as diverse as The Museum of Modern Art and the grand opening of the IKEA store in RedHook (an all weekend affair!). The band inspires thousands of New Yorkers and visitors to swivel their hips in the name of Latin passion. Sting, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Cameron Diaz, Mike Myers, Mickey Rourke, Leonardo DiCaprio, and other stars have made surprise audience appearances at places like the West Village's celebrated Socialista, where Conjunto Guantnamo have previously played a weekly residency.
Founder Ulises Beato and Pepito Gomez, Angel Diaz, Carlos Mena, Oscar Onoz and Hector Torres are the unique and celebrated musicians who create this unique sound. You can find Conjunto Guantnamo at select venues around New York City and the Tri-State Area every week. Just follow the smoking beat and the baile apasionado - or please check our calendar on our Web site.
Additional Booking Notes
A select list of recent engagements includes the following venues and events:
SOHO House, Manhattan
Socialista Lounge, Manhattan
Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center, Manhattan
620 Loft at Rockefeller Center, Manhattan
Museum of Moderm Art, Manhattan
Waldorf Astoria Main Ballroom, Manhattan
WFMU FM Radio - Transpacific Sound Paradise Show
The Campbell Apartment, Manhattan
Kumble Theater at Long Island University, Brooklyn
Fashion Institute of Technology, Manhattan
St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, NY
Steiner Studio at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn
Here is a select list of our clients:
Creative Edge Parties
Fifth Avenue Committee
The Ad Council
Dr. Daniel C. Baker, M.D.
Past Booked Events
|December 31, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Please see our Web site for our calendar info|
|July 12, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
Our set list varies and is always fresh. Please inquire if you have any special requests.
Influences & Inspiration
Our Influences are the traditional Afro-Cuban greats, most notably, Buena Vista Social Club but also Ignacio Piñeiro, Benny More, Roberto Faz, Miguelito Cuni and many more. We bring you the real Afro-Cuban sound. We bring Cuba to you!
Band can supply sound system (optional)
TECHNICAL RIDER Conjunto Guantánamo PLEASE NOTE: These specifications are provided merely as sugested guidelines for an ideal situation in cases where the venue supplies the sound system. Conjunto Guantanamo are generaly flexible and willing to
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