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La Maxima 79

Saturday 27 January 2018

LA MAXIMA 79 – LIVE AT THE WARDROBE LEEDS SATURDAY 27TH JANUARY 2018

Calle Ocho Leeds, in conjunction with the Scottish Salsa Congress, are proud to present live for the very first time in the UK, one of Europe’s top international salsa bands……LA MAXIMA 79!

Direct from Italy, they fly in for just TWO exclusive UK debut dates. Friday 26th January at the Scottish Salsa Congress in Edinburgh and then Saturday 27th January, their first ever show in England at The Wardrobe Leeds. One of the original and best live salsa venues in the north of England since it opened in 1999.

La Maxima 79 is the brainchild of Italian international salsa DJ Fabrizio Zorro who is also the band’s leader, bongo player and producer. As a salsa congress DJ who loves salsa clasica, mambo and guaguanco from the 60s and 70s, he wanted to put together a contemporary band that would play that style and have that sound. Their first track was premiered on the www.salsa.it compilation Vol 7 in 2010 and in 2013, they released their debut album “Regresando Al Guaguanco” to great acclaim. The tracks were loved by DJs and dancers worldwide, especially dance floor hits like “Pobrecita” and “No Sirvo Pa’Queso”. Tough and kicking salsa and the perfect tempo for dancers, something Fabrizio has made his mission with this band.

In 2015, their mambo/pachanga/cumbia single “La Gripe” (“The Flu”) went crazy worldwide with salsa dancers and especially in Cali Colombia. They followed this with their second album “Joseito” in autumn 2016. More great dance floor hits including guaguancos “Nunca Muere El Guaguanco” and “Te Quedaste Sola”,  the charanga of “Kun Kin”, and a Cuban son changuii called “Deja Eso”. Originally just a studio project with a producer and session musicians, they started gigging live in 2014 and by 2016, they were one of the top live salsa bands in Europe.

This night will be dedicated to great music for dancing from both the live band and from us DJs (Lubi, Fabio and special guest DJ from Bristol’s Abanico Salsa parties, Angus Peters). No salsa dance classes. No salsa dance shows. Just music and dancing from start to finish. Bring a change of clothes (or 3) as it will be hot and fuel up on Red Bull. This one  will be special.

This event is 18+ only

TICKETS :

Early bird tickets £17.50 (limited and available for only a few weeks)

Advance tickets £20.00
(any left when doors open available on the door at £24.00)

Ticket outlets :

Lunatickets

www.jumborecords.co.uk (advance tickets only)

INFO : www.djlubi.com – info@djlubi.com

***IF YOU LOVE SALSA DURA, MAMBO, GUAGUANCO AND CUBAN RHYTHMS, DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW***

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