Dance to Australia’s only Afro-Cuban Orchestra Palacio de la Rumba with 4 dancers from Sydney’s first Mambo Academy Dance Mambo directed by Adrian Medina in Club York’s Red Room.
Palacio de la Rumba continues to exceed expectations with diverse, dynamic performances that keep the Latin big band tradition alive. Built on the Afro-Caribbean past, Latin Jazz is a major force shaping contemporary Australian musical culture.
Over the past few years Spare Parts Productions have helped make Sydney a Latin Jazz stronghold by presenting groups who specialise in spontaneous, improvisatory interplay that is the beating heart of every Latin Jazz performance.
On Friday Dec 3rd Palacio de la Rumba seek to mine the imaginative Afro-Cuban motherlode with music by Elio Villafranca, Gai Bryant, George Russell, Rebeca Mauleón, Chano Pozo and Wayne Wallace, and a parade of stellar guests including John Hoffman, James Greening, Giorgio Rojas, Juan Carlos Allende, Daniel Pliner and the Dance Mambo AND invite you onto the dance floor.
This is a night of celebration for the universal power of rhythm and the beauty of Afro-Caribbean culture. Hit the dance floor with us and move your body to rollicking interpretations of bomba, mambo, cha cha chá, traditional Afro-Cuban rhythms and classic Cuban music styles.
Under 18's will need to be accompanied by an adult. Wrist bands will be supplied to distinguish under 18's so that they will not be served alcohol.
Club York is located at 95-99 York St, Sydney. It is located approximately one block from Town Hall station and a short walk from York St bus terminal. For those coming by car:
Saxes: Graham Jesse, Gai Bryant, Craig Walters, Julian Gough and Tim Clarkson
Trumpets: Matt Collins, Angus Gomm, Tim Crow and Adrian Veale
Trombones: James Greening, Alex Silver, Mike Raper and Nick Barnard
Rhythm Section: Giorgio Rojas - drum kit, Juan Carlos Allende - percussion, Daniel Pliner - piano and Max Alduca - bass.
Special Guests: John Hoffman - director and Dance Mambo
All attendees will need to register through Club York's QR Code. Current COVID regulations will be adhered to. By Dec 1st NSW Health has indicated venues will be able to follow these regulations:
Masks and QR codes
Masks required only for public transport, planes and airports, and indoor front-of-house hospitality staff.
Masks no longer required in outdoor settings (including for front-of-house hospitality staff).
Proof of vaccination no longer required by Public Health Order.
No person limit in hospitality settings, density limits still apply.
Singing and dancing permitted indoors and outdoors.
Drinking indoors and outdoors may be seated or standing.
These regulations will be updated regularly.