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Los Hacheros CD Release Party
When February 25, 2016 - February 26, 2016
10:00 PM - 01:30 AM
Where The Django at The Roxy Hotel 2 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10013, USA
A band of only 5 musicians, Los Hacheros manage to sound like a conjunto of 12. Eddie Venegas (Marc Anthony, Orquestra Broadway) plays trombone, violin and sings chorus, Itai Kriss (Edmar Castaneda, Grupo Latin Vibe) sings, plays flute, campana, and guiro, while Jimenez is in charge of lead vocals and congas. William Ash (Alfredo de la Fe, Brenda K Starr) holds down the tumbaos on baby bass while Plasse plays the tres, a guitar-like instrument originating from the Oriente Province in Cuba. Utilizing this unique instrumentation, Los Hacheros draw on son, charanga and salsa to create a sound distinctly their own. “After playing for years in the New York salsa scene, I had a pretty good idea of who I wanted to be a part of this project, ” says producer Jacob Plasse (Conjunto Clasico, Xtreme). “It was just a matter of timing: these guys, being the cream of the crop, are always so busy.” But last winter, the stars seemed to align at, of all places, a Mexican restaurant in a Chinatown basement. “As soon as we had finished the first set, we knew that this was going to be something special,” says Plasse. As they talked, it became clear that they had a common vision for their music. “Ray Barretto, Conjunto Libre, and Arsenio Rodriguez are some of the legends that have influenced us,” says Hector “Papote” Jimenez (Victor Manuelle, Jose “Alberto” Canario). “But our music has a flow and improvisational quality that is very much a part of New York now.” The Django opens at 7pm for craft cocktails and small plates. Live music:8pm-11pm Wednesday, 10pm-1am Thursday-Saturday. Closed Tuesday.
Ongoing Events - 02/25/16