Cuba After Dark Party
Saturday July 28th 2018 at BRIX 581 ft in Oakland CA
9pm till 2am
$10 at the door /21 +
•Food by BORIQUEN SOUL aka W.E.P.A
• Two Floor of Music to Party & A Beautiful Patio with nice view
•Early evening at Cuba After Dark we have a live entertainment
/////SECRET SOUL OF CUBA AFTER DARK////
Come party with us :
//// RESIDENT DJ ////
✨ Our guest de la noche!!!! on July 28th DJ Warapo & Kati Hernandez from LA
Deejay Warapo plays awesome music from Cuba, he knows how to keep casineros happily dancing all night. He spins the best of Timba, Reggaeton, Cubaton Y Mas!
He was the youngest Cuban music DJ in the entire world. Born and raised in Southern California --home to the third largest exiled Cuban community in the U.S.A.-- DJ Warapo grew up in a nurturing musical environment. His father, Reynaldo “Papito” Márquez, had accumulated one of the largest Cuban record collections west of the Mississippi. During DJ Warapo’s childhood, his home was visited on daily basis by the exiled journalist and music historian Luis Tamargo, who often brought along various distinguished Cuban musicians, including but not limited to reedman Paquito D’Rivera, trombonist Lázaro González (of Los Van Van fame), bassist Edgar Hernández, bassist Carlitos del Puerto, drummer Jimmy Branly, trumpeter Luis Eric González, and singer/percussionist Tony Alba. By the age of 12, DJ Warapo began to play several Cuban percussion instruments. His conga-playing skills were refined during subsequent trips to his parent’s hometown, the rhythmically wealthy Cuban seaport of Matanzas, where he studied with master Luisito Cansino Morales (current member of Los Muñequitos de Matanzas).
Through his own extensive research, DJ Warapo greatly expanded his knowledge of both traditional and contemporary Cuban music.
Kati Hernandez: brings to the to the United States her humble, yet explosive and uplifting energy. Kati’s knowledge of dance and choreography reveals her intricate and versatile style, making her a highly sought-after performer, nationally and internationally.
A native of Cuba, Kati grew up surrounded by the sounds of the drum and the Afro-Cuban tradition. Her dance studies included folkloric, popular, modern, ballet, choreography, composition and staging. Her earlier performances include the Havana International Jazz Festival with Cuban stars such as Bobby Carcases and Chucho Valdez and the Bienal Internacional de la Habana with Afro-Cuban music and performance icon Mercedita Valdez and visual artist Manuel Mendive.
She is the co-founder of KimBamBula Production which produced the annual “Essence of Cuba”, a paramount reunion of Afro-Cuban masters in Los Angeles including members of the renowned group Los Muñequitos de Matanzas with California’s finest Cuban folkloric masters.
5th Street 581, Oakland, 94607, California, United States