Orquesta Aragon: Cuban Music Legends at Yoshi's in Oakland
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The last date listed for Orquesta Aragon was Sunday October 16, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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We had a fabulous time at Yoshi's listening and dancing to Orquesta Aragon! Everything went smoothly, from picking up the tickets at Will Call and getting our table when we walked in. It was definitely well worth it and we want to thank Gold Star for getting us tickets for 1/2 price and giving us the same seats as those that paid full price. The Orquesta Aragon was truly a Legend and the sold out crowd proved it!
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.