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Los Caballeros del Son

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014 8:00pm

2 shows, 8 & 10 pm.  

Los Caballeros del Son are one of the premiere Latin music groups currently performing in South Lousiana. The group plays traditional Cuban “Son” music. “Son” is the foundation of all Cuban dance music and originally hails from Eastern Cuba. It’s closely related to Cuban “Trova” music, taking the poetic and playful ballads with guitar accompaniment from Trova, and adding in dance rhythms with percussion, bass and other melodic instruments. 

The group led by Baton Rouge-based Cuban-born Guillermo “El Mono” (the Monkey) Guzmán. Guzmán started playing in his father’s big band at age 9 in his native Ciego de Ávila, Cuba. He plays piano, percussion and bass and is joined by lifelong musical accomplice Alexis Guevara Muñoz, also from Ciego de Ávila, on lead vocals and guitar. They will be joined by New Orleans-based, Havana-born percussionist Alexey Martí, Puerto Rican bassist Jorge Pérez and other special guests.

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Julius Kimbrough's "The Prime Example"
Julius Kimbrough's "The Prime Example"
1909 N. Broad Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
Los Caballeros del Son at WWOZ. Photo by Kichea S Burt.
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