Date:   7/16/2011

The Cuban Salsa rhythms of Sierra Maestra coming to Thrasher

The historic Thrasher Opera House in beautiful downtown Green Lake, is excited to present an outstanding nine-piece, authentic son (Salsa-style) band from Havana: Sierra Maestro, on Saturday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m.  They were the first, and remain the best, of the modern-era groups to play in the old-style son line-up: tres, guitar, one trumpet, bongo, güiro and vocals — as during the style’s golden age of the 1920s and ’30s.  In 1995, its tres player Juan de Marcos González conceived the idea that led to the recording of the famous Buena Vista Social Club, on which four members of Sierra Maestra performed.

Nominated for a 2010 Latin Grammy, the group is now celebrating 34 years since its formation. "Music doesn’t come more energizing than Havana’s glorious Sierra Maestra, who sparked the revival that led to Buena Vista Social Club’s music sweeping the globe." — The List (UK)

"If son is indeed the soul of Cuba, then Sierra Maestra are the heartbeat at the center of that soul." — World Music Central (USA).

This project is supported in part by grants from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional sponsorship is generously provided by The Diedrich Agency and accommodations provided by the Heidel House Resort & Spa.

Tickets for this special evening of entertainment are priced at only $23 and available at Thrasher Office, Knowledge Emporium, Green Lake Bank, (Green Lake); Ripon Drug, & Pick ‘N Save (Ripon); Twister (Princeton) or by calling 920-294-4279. To order online, visit www.thrasheroperahouse.com. 

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