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Havana NRG! One of two headliners to close out the Latin Sol Fest at Bomb Factory to a energetic crowd!

This concert a the Dallas Bomb Factory was billed as the  “Latin Sol Fest”, an all day indoor festival catering to the lovers of Old Skool Funk with the likes of Lakeside, Evelyn Champagne King, Howard Hewitt, Tierra, SOS Band and also the hot Salsa, Merengue, Top 40 remake stylings of Havana NRG!

From the onset as guests began arriving you had two radio stations advertising to their prospective audiences, Magic 94.5FM for the Old Skool audience and Ritmo 95.5FM to the Tropical music lovers! Together this created a blend of music appreciation from both ends of the spectrum.

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By the time the day had moved passed through live sets by Evelyn Champagne King, Howard Hewitt and LA/Chicano legends Tierra, the crowds were super charged and ready to hear musica Latina! Salsa, Merengue and much more so when Havana NRG! one of the two final acts for the night hit the stage the Dallas crowds jumped out of their seats and dance the full hour straight through. From the band’s current hit single remake “I Ain’t Your Momma” to “24K Magic” and “Ladies Night”, all Merengue remakes from the original hit songs to their Salsa Cubana to other selections, Havana NRG! gave the crowd what they came for. Mariela Suarez, band director of Havana NRG! stated “This was an honor and humbling to have been placed at the closing timeline as we performed right before the Old Skool closer S.O.S. Band.”

Havana NRG! wishes to thank the producers of the Latin Sol Fest, all media partners and most of all their fans. Follow Havana NRG! via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter today! For bookings and media relations contact us Creative Juice Online 214-549-1201 or rikkirincon@creativejuice.mobi. 

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Rikki Rincon

 

Olga Tañon, Merengue Superstar set to perform at The Bomb Factory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 2, 2017
Contact: Rikki Rincon 214-549-1201

(Dallas, Texas) Merengue superstar from Puerto Rico, Olga Tañon is set to perform at The Bomb Factory, Dallas, Texas, on Thursday, August 17th, 2017. Ms. Tañon will bring her orchestra and bring her power packed energy she is known for to her die hard fans.

In the first half of the 1990s, the Puerto Rican merengue singer Olga Tañón rocketed to fame behind a series of fizzy, kinetic, jubilant records. On albums like Mujer de Fuego and Siente el Amor, her band existed in perpetual forward motion, propelled by juicy lines from the hot-stepping horn section, bright spurts from the accordion and streams of single bass notes audibly high in the mix. Tañón skipped along, hovering above her musicians, reveling in giddy speed.

She drove dancers into a frenzy by issuing rough screams — see “Piel a Piel” and “Presencie Tu Amor,” where it’s as if James Brown suddenly popped into the studio during a merengue recording session — and cheerful interjections of onomatopoeic goofiness: “brrrrrrr!” And she was shadowed by precise, piquant backing vocalists, who sometimes echoed their leader, and sometimes engaged her in a vocal boxing match.

The combustible combination proved immediately successful — Tañón breached the top 20 on the Hot Latin Songs chart with her debut single, “Una Mujer Rota” — and durable: in April, “Asi Es el Amor,” a collaboration with Wisin, cracked the top 10 on the Tropical Airplay Songs chart. It’s her 27th top 10 on that chart, the most by any female singer, and a good omen for the release of her latest album, Olga Tañón y Punto, which hit shelves on Friday (May 12).

The arc of Tañón’s career, in some ways, has paralleled that of Marc Anthony: both performers pumped a series of records onto the charts in the early 1990s, reinvigorating traditional forms — merengue for Tañón, salsa for Anthony. Both gradually moved away from the driving style of their early days to make room for stately, dramatic ballads later in the decade. And both eventually tacked back towards the hard-nosed music that initially won them fame.

Brought you by the Esparza Group and the Bomb Factory, this is an ALL AGES EVENT/21+ to drink. The Bomb Factory is located at 2713 Canton St, Dallas, Texas in the Deep Ellum District. You may visit http://www.thebombfactory.com and PRE-SALE TICKETS ON SALE NOW! at http://tinyurl.com/y6w4gpqz

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Rikki Rincón

Los Van Van brought the house down in Dallas!

Saturday, June 18th was a date on our calendar that my wife and I anticipated for many weeks since the surreal news arrived that the world renowned Los Van Van from Havana, Cuba would actually perform in Dallas, Texas for the first time.  To most fans of this amazing orchestra this concert was more than a concert, for Cubans in general, this was finally a night of returning home to Cuba as the Bomb Factory hosted more Cubans and other nationalities in one room that proved that Dallas truly is a multinational marketplace. Cuba! Puerto Rico! Colombia! Mexico! Peru! Argentina! Bolivia! Brazil! Spain! Central American! Chile! Dominican Republic! and so many more represented this night.

This concert was my first experience with my favorite, all time group and experiencing this with my wife Giselly was a moment I will never forget as it took us back, if only for one night, to Havana, Cuba where we first met. I will carry my most special moments walking the streets in Havana holding hands and getting to know who has now become my wife for almost 10 years. This concert was more than a concert, it was the lifting of spirits for most in attendance as Los Van Van wonderful mix of Songo, Timba, Son, Guaguancó  and Salsa Cubana took everyone to places that a typical “Salsa” orchestra just cannot duplicate. This is the very core of the music and the only thing that would’ve made this evening 100% perfect is if we could have recorded it, but that also speaks it’s own story that each of us must have to tell our own story.

Los Van Van will return to Houston, Texas on Tuesday, June 21st to perform at Scouts Bar and it is very tempting to hit the road and experience them one more time! Click here to see their entire tour calendar!

 

 

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Rikki Rincón, Founder/Creative Director