Charanga Tropical Events

Previous events

Sunday Danzón Matinee

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Icehouse Restaurant, 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

It's a Sunday late afternoon siesta of lush Latin music. This monthly event features the rich sounds of Danzón, full of strings and beautiful melodies, and the national dance of Cuba. In 2015 Charanga Tropical became the first American group ever to perform at the International Danzón Festival in Havana. Come here the repertoire that brought the band to the 'The Pearl of The Caribbean' Cuba. $5 cover with rum based drink specials. ¡Qué Rico!

Sunday Danzón Matinee

 —  —

Icehouse Restaurant, 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

It's a Sunday late afternoon siesta of lush Latin music. This monthly event features the rich sounds of Danzón, full of strings and beautiful melodies, and the national dance of Cuba. In 2015 Charanga Tropical became the first American group ever to perform at the International Danzón Festival in Havana. Come here the repertoire that brought the band to the 'The Pearl of The Caribbean' Cuba. $5 cover with rum based drink specials. ¡Qué Rico!

Sunday Danzón Matinee

 —  —

Icehouse Restaurant, 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

It's a Sunday late afternoon siesta of lush Latin music. This monthly event features the rich sounds of Danzón, full of strings and beautiful melodies, and the national dance of Cuba. In 2015 Charanga Tropical became the first American group ever to perform at the International Danzón Festival in Havana. Come here the repertoire that brought the band to the 'The Pearl of The Caribbean' Cuba. $5 cover with rum based drink specials. ¡Qué Rico!

Oct4

Private Event

Tuesday Night Salsa

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Icehouse Restaurant, 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Charanga Tropical moves its monthly Sunday matinee to TUESDAY night, September 18th. To commemorate and celebrate the band will set aside the stack of danzones and play the Cuban beats from cha cha cha to timba for great dancing. $7 cover with rum based drink specials. ¡Qué Rico!

5th Annual MN Salsa Fiesta

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The Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis

Close out summer with the 5th Annual MN Salsa Fiesta, featuring all the top Twin Cities salsa artists performing together for one night of incredible music and dance! Hear the experience mega salsa bands live, see pro dance performances, hear salsa hits spun by a guest DJ, and even sample a fresh rolled cigar on the Cedar patio. It’s the Latin music and dance party of the year!

Doors open at 7 p.m. with DJs and salsa hits. Bring your best shoes for a lively dance lesson from one of the best- Cuban Rene Thompson, former lead dancer at La Tropicana in Havana. At 8 p.m. the music goes live and large. Performing groups will include Charanga Tropical- the first U.S. band to perform at Havana’s Danzón Festival, Rumba del Norte-an authentic Cuban style percussion and voice ensemble, and La Gran Charanga- an 18-piece all-star ensemble featuring 6 horns, 5 violins, 4 singers, and a full Latin rhythm section. Band members include Twin Cities talent from Malamanya, Salsa del Soul, Seven Steps to Havana, QBand, the old Salsabrosa, and more. Also performing will be include Latin jazzer Craig Russo and Cuban singer/pianist Viviana Pintado.

Salsa Fiesta is a coproduction by Salsa Explosion productions and the music group Charanga Tropical. Charanga Tropical is the only American group ever to perform at the International Danzón Festival in Havana, Cuba. As part of the landmark 2015 tour, Charanga Tropical played grand concert halls in Havana, appeared on national Cuban radio, and recorded in studios of Buena Vista Social Club. The resulting CD, “In Cuba” has received rave reviews in both United States and Cuba and is available on www.amazon.com, www.cdbaby.com, and www.charangatropical.com.

SummerDance Chicago

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Spirit of Music Garden / Grant Park, 601 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Enjoy Charanga Tropical under the skyscrapers in historic Grant Park. SummerDance is one of the premier free music events in Chicago with each weekend packed with opportunities to dance to live bands of all style. Complete info at: https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_summerdance.html/

Lake Harriet Bandshell

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Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN

Add a hint of Cuba into your summer with Charanga Tropical as they heat up the Lake Harriet Bandshell!

As one of the picturesque lakes in the renowned Chain of Lakes, Lake Harriet features 67 acres of land and 344 acres of water. The bandshell is one of the best outdoor venues the Twin Cities has to offer!

For more information and a complete schedule for Lake Harriet Bandshell, visit http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com/

Sunday Danzón Matinee

 —  —

Icehouse Restaurant, 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

It's a Sunday late afternoon siesta of lush Latin music. This monthly event features the rich sounds of Danzón, full of strings and beautiful melodies, and the national dance of Cuba. In 2015 Charanga Tropical became the first American group ever to perform at the International Danzón Festival in Havana. Come here the repertoire that brought the band to the 'The Pearl of The Caribbean' Cuba. $5 cover with rum based drink specials. ¡Qué Rico!

Sunday Danzón Matinee

 —  —

Icehouse Restaurant, 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

It's a Sunday late afternoon siesta of lush Latin music. This monthly event features the rich sounds of Danzón, full of strings and beautiful melodies, and the national dance of Cuba. In 2015 Charanga Tropical became the first American group ever to perform at the International Danzón Festival in Havana. Come here the repertoire that brought the band to the 'The Pearl of The Caribbean' Cuba. $5 cover with rum based drink specials. ¡Qué Rico!

Sunday Danzón Matinee

 —  —

Icehouse Restaurant, 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

It's a Sunday late afternoon siesta of lush Latin music. This monthly event features the rich sounds of Danzón, full of strings and beautiful melodies, and the national dance of Cuba. In 2015 Charanga Tropical became the first American group ever to perform at the International Danzón Festival in Havana. Come here the repertoire that brought the band to the 'The Pearl of The Caribbean' Cuba. $5 cover with rum based drink specials. ¡Qué Rico!

Sunday Danzón Matinee

 —  —

Icehouse Restaurant, 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

It's a Sunday late afternoon siesta of lush Latin music. This monthly event features the rich sounds of Danzón, full of strings and beautiful melodies, and the national dance of Cuba. In 2015 Charanga Tropical became the first American group ever to perform at the International Danzón Festival in Havana. Come here the repertoire that brought the band to the 'The Pearl of The Caribbean' Cuba. $5 cover with rum based drink specials. ¡Qué Rico!

Tuesday NIGHT salsa (1x only!)

Icehouse Restaurant, 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Charanga Tropical moves its monthly matinee to TUESDAY, March 13th. The band will set aside the stack of danzones and play the Cuban beats that are the roots of modern Salsa. Come here the repertoire that brought the band to the 'The Pearl of The Caribbean' Cuba. $7 cover with rum based drink specials. ¡Qué Rico!

Sunday Danzón Matinee

 —  —

Icehouse Restaurant, 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

It's a Sunday late afternoon siesta of lush Latin music. This monthly event features the rich sounds of Danzón, full of strings and beautiful melodies, and the national dance of Cuba. In 2015 Charanga Tropical became the first American group ever to perform at the International Danzón Festival in Havana. Come here the repertoire that brought the band to the 'The Pearl of The Caribbean' Cuba. $5 cover with rum based drink specials. ¡Qué Rico!

Sunday Danzón Matinee

 —  —

Icehouse Restaurant, 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

It's a Sunday late afternoon siesta of lush Latin music. This monthly event features the rich sounds of Danzón, full of strings and beautiful melodies, and the national dance of Cuba. In 2015 Charanga Tropical became the first American group ever to perform at the International Danzón Festival in Havana. Come here the repertoire that brought the band to the 'The Pearl of The Caribbean' Cuba. $5 cover with rum based drink specials. ¡Qué Rico!

Sunday Danzón Matinee

 —  —

Icehouse Restaurant, 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

It's a Sunday late afternoon siesta of lush Latin music. This monthly event features the rich sounds of Danzón, full of strings and beautiful melodies, and the national dance of Cuba. In 2015 Charanga Tropical became the first American group ever to perform at the International Danzón Festival in Havana. Come here the repertoire that brought the band to the 'The Pearl of The Caribbean' Cuba. $5 cover with rum based drink specials. ¡Qué Rico!