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Cortadito to Debut at Bar Nancy with a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration October 12
Traditional Cuban folk trio plays Little Havana live music hotspot in celebration of all things Hispanic
Miami, FL – September 26, 2018 – Bar Nancy is planning to celebrate Hispanic culture by serving up some Cuban Cortadito on October 12, 2018. The Miami-based folk trio will debut at the souwesera craft cocktail tavern located at 2007 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135 during the venue’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. The show begins at 10 p.m. and there is no cover; 21 and over are welcome to attend.
“We’re very excited about playing the Nancy for the first time and it couldn’t have been timed better,” says group co-founder Jose Elias. “Our sound is perfect for the location and the occasion, and we are looking forward to delivering an incredible experience for Cuban music fans that night.” Elias is also a producer and the Executive Director for the non-profit organization Community Arts and Culture.
Founded in 2011, Cortadito has already played its share of parties, lounges, bars, and festivals. Most recently, the group backed legendary Buena Vista Social Club member Eliades Ochoa at the Los Dells Festival in Wisconsin, the first major Latin music festival in the Midwest, and soon to be the largest such festival in North America. They also accompanied him and wolrd renowned percussionist Sammy Figueroa at this year’s GroundUp Music Festival on Miami Beach in February.
This fall, the group will once again team up with co-founder Julio Cesar Rodriguez Delet for the debut of their second EP release titled Canciones de Julio, which features five original compositions written by Julio Cesar, including the classic “Casa de la Trova”, penned by his father Julio Rodriguez. The band is currently enjoying a weekly Thursday night residency at La Centrale Italian Food Hall in the Brickell City Center.
The décor at Bar Nancy is colonial-era nautical, and once inside, one gets the sense of being below deck and in the galley of a ship. Wood-lined walls, and wooden tables and chairs lend a natural essence to the place. Nancy’s sizable selection of draft and canned beers, as well as specialty cocktails set it apart from other Little Havana watering holes. The bar also showcases a monthly “songwriters in the round” night hosted by Juan Turros, as well as a daily happy hour 4 to 7 p.m.
Cortadito’s focus is on performing the traditional Cuban music of the early 20th century. From Son Montuno, Guaracha, Boleros, Nengon, and Bolero Son, this dynamic ensemble brings the listener back to a time when Trio Matamoros, or Ignacio Piniero ruled the Cuban music world. The era when popular music was Cuban Music and Son Montuno was influencing music throughout the globe. From time to time, Cortadito is backed by a variety of guest musicians, which gives the group a sound reminiscent of the Buena Vista Social Club.
Jose Elias founded the band alongside Julio Cesar Rodriguez Delet from Santiago de Cuba in November of 2011 after a 12-year stint with Conjunto Progreso that garnered him a Grammy nomination for his participation in the album Masters of Cuban Son. The duo was an instant success and were invited to perform at the Fingerlakes Grassroots festival in Trumansberg, NY. They released their first CD titled Abriendo Caminos in 2012, which featured one original composition by each of the artists “Delicias Caribeña” (Elias) and “Te Lo Perdiste” (Delet).
In 2013, Julio Cesar moved to Houston, Texas and was replaced by Humberto Upierre from Guanabacoa, Cuba. The group then expanded into a trio which included percussionist Andres Polanco Rivas from Holguin, Cuba. In 2015, the group reunited with Julio Cesar to record what would be the songs for their next release, which included the participation of double bass player YorgisGoiricelaya (Albita, Oscar De Leon) from Matanzas, Cuba.
From 2015 to 2017 the group added various musicians to the roster, including the likes Eduardo Saborit on vocals and rhythm guitar from Santiago de Cuba, percussionist Santiago McCook, Wilfredo Fuentes Cespedes who recorded and toured with Eliades Ochoa, and Horacio Rodriguez, who worked with Orquesta Aragon from 2000 to 2016. Most recently, the group has added double bass player Alberto Pantaleon, who has toured with the Buena Vista Social Club and Eliades Ochoa.
For more information about the band, visit www.cortaditoson.com.