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Yoshi's Oakland
In Jack London Square across the street from BevMo 510 Embarcadero West Oakland, CA 94607
510-238-9200
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94 events
34 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 16 2011

Music was full - four singers, 4 violins! Good banter by musicians; most incredible jazz flautist. They ended set pretty quickly at about 75 minutes.

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64 events
40 reviews
14 stars
attended Oct 16 2011

Nothing but the best, and later for the rest! going to see a band like this is just like a trip to Cuba, only much cheaper and no jet-lag. Glorious good time.

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47 events
29 reviews
23 stars
attended Oct 14 2011

excellent show as always.....love yoshi's!

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Website

http://www.yoshis.com/oakland/jazzclub/artist/show/2120

Description

The legendary Orquesta Aragon is also known as The Mother of Cuban Charanga, as well as La Charanga Eterna (The Eternal Charanga). Their long and successful career began on September 30th, 1939, in Cienfuegos, Cuba, under the leadership of Orestes Aragon. Since then, they have undoubtedly secured their status as the favorite Cuban band for millions of passionate music listeners who cherish the island’s most popular musical genres: Son, Danzon and the Cha Cha Cha.

After more than 70 years, Orquesta Aragon continues to be the legendary music group that reaches young and old fans throughout the world. Under the direction of violinist Rafael Lay, who follows in his father’s footsteps as the leader of Orquesta Aragon, the group has maintained their signature sound. The group’s top priority rests with preserving the true, original sound that became the group’s trademark from their inception. This has been an important factor in the continued success of the group, evidenced by their continuing run of sold-out concerts on every continent. When you attend an Orquesta Aragon concert today, not only will you witness Cuban music in its purest form, but you will be surprised by the many generations of fans in attendance.

Orquesta Aragon has performed in some of the most prestigious venues in the world, including Carnegie Hall in New York City, Paris’ Olympia Theatre and Tchaikovsky’s Theatre in Russia, where they were the first international act ever to perform. In 1999, the group was inducted into the International Latin Music Hall of Fame. Their many international awards and accomplishments also include multiple Grammy nominations.

About the Ticket Supplier: Yoshi's Oakland

Yoshi’s began in 1972 as a small, North Berkeley sushi bar owned by it’s founder and namesake, Yoshie Akiba, alongside her two best friends Kaz Kajimura, a journalist and carpenter, and Hiroyuki Hori, a painter and Japanese cook. Over the next 40 years, Yoshi’s built itself into one of the world’s most respected jazz venues, earning a reputation as the Bay Area’s premier location for great Japanese cuisine and jazz music. Today, Yoshi’s is an award-winning 310-seat live performance venue with a state-of-the-art sound system and design, occupying 17,000 square feet in the heart of Oakland’s Jack London Square. Under the guidance of esteemed Artistic Director Michael Pritchard, the venue has expanded it’s focus to include broader genres suitable to a variety of musical tastes.