Randal Corsen & Orchestra Present An Evening Of Salsa Brava!


Randal Corsen & Orchestra Present An Evening Of Salsa Brava!

This coming Saturday August 5th Randal Corsen & Orchestra will be delighting salseros and salsa aficionados alike with a night of sweeping Salsa music titled: Salsa de los Bravos.

This night of spirited rhythms will feature the singing talents of Rich Pieter, Dibo Doran (also known as Dibo D) and Yumarya Grijt and will be taking place at Landhuis Brakkeput Mei Mei, Randal Corsen’s venue of choice. It will be a continuation of sorts of a somewhat similar concert which Randal Corsen & Orchestra gave there this past July 1st.

This time around the evening will blast off at 8:30 PM and there will be a sitting section in front of the stage for those who want to sing along to the songs and a dancing section behind the chairs for those who will be coming to the show with their dancing shoes at the ready.

As was indicated in the title, the type of Salsa which will be put on display at this concert is the instrument-centered Salsa Brava, as opposed to the more Latin pop-oriented Salsa Romántica. Whereas the Salsa Romántica sound has a more polished and sugary-sweet tinge to it, the Salsa Brava marches to a more raw and dauntless (read authentic) drum.

This style of Salsa music (also known as Salsa Dura or Salsa Gorda) was popularized the world over in the 1970s by legends like Héctor Lavoe, Celia Cruz and the rest of the Fania All-Stars. Its torch has since been carried on by other legends like Rubén Blades and finds adherence today in modern Salsa acts like Wayne Gorbea, Jimmy Bosch and the Spanish Harlem Orchestra.

And come this Saturday you will be able to enjoy another of its supremely talented local adherents right here in Curaçao with Randal Corsen & Orchestra!

Tickets are available at Mensing’s Caminada, Van den Tweel Zeelandia and the Fun Miles office so go get yours!

Gerson Eleonora (1987) has a passion for writing, whether it be short stories, poems or the biographies, reviews and music articles displayed here on the site. He is an aficionado of everything Caribbean, it’s almost as if salt water runs through his veins.
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