DINNER WITH FRIENDS AT GUANTANAMERA CUBAN RESTAURANT CELEBRATING OUR GOOD FRIEND D.R MIGUEL BIRTHDAY GOOD FOOD MOJITOS LIVE BAND ALONG WITH CIGARS LOTS OF FUN
Guantanamera Restaurant • 939 8th Avenue • New York, NY 10019 March 15, 2011 I was in New York City for Spring Break 2011 and on my last day, I had dinner at this Cuban restaurant. Food was good but the music was better (in my opinion). I was dumbfounded with Ariacne jamming on a little casio keyboard and "soniando" simultaneously with her voice. Alvaro, the bass player knows his bass' neck like the back of his hand! Their performance made my food taste a lot better.I don't have a high end camera which explains why this video is a bit grainy. The Band: Ariacne Trujillo Durand --------Piano de Cuba Alvaro Benavides ---------------Bass de Venezuela Jhair Sala -------------------------Congas de Peru
The Pedrito Martinez Group performing "Que Palo" and "Memorias" at Guantanamera restaurant in New York City. Members include: Pedrito Martinez, percussion and lead vocals Ariacne Trujillo, piano and lead vocals Alvaro Benavides, bass and background vocals Jhair Sala, percussion and background vocals The Pedrito Martinez Group has its roots planted firmly in the Afro-Cuban Rumba tradition and in the bata rhythms and vocal chants of the music of Yoruba and Santeria. Ben Ratliff summed it up aptly for the New York Times (June 15, 2010) calling it, "complex, blenderized Africa-to-the-New-World funk." With its formation in the current lineup in 2008, the group has developed into an extraordinarily tight and creative unit. With a home base gig in Midtown Manhattan, the group has built a fan base that includes Steve Gadd, Ravi Coltrane, Taj Mahal, Eric Clapton, John Scofield, Roger Waters, Derek Trucks, Herlin Riley, and Will Lee ABOUT PEDRITO MARTINEZ: Pedro Pablo "Pedrito" Martinez was born in Havana, Cuba, Sept 12, 1973. Pedrito began his musical career at the age of 11, performing as vocalist and percussionist playing with such Cuban legends as Tata Guines, Munequitos de Matanzas. He was brought to Canada in 1998, by Jane Bunnett, to tour with her group, Spirits of Havana. His decision to remain in North America to pursue his career, proved to be an auspicious one when, two years later, the annual Thelonious Monk Institute Competition showcased Afro-Latin Hand Drumming for the first time ever. Pedro entered and won first place. Since settling in New York City in 2,000, Pedrito has performed, recorded, and/or toured with Paquito D'Rivera; Brian Lynch; Steve Turre; Me'shell Ndege'Ocello; Eddie Palmieri; Bill Summers and Los Hombres Calientes; Arturo "Chico" O'Farrill; Stefon Harris; Bebo Valdés; Cassandra Wilson; Joe Lovano, and Sting, (for his rainforest benefit, with Elton John and Bruce Springsteen). Pedro was also featured in 2,000, in the documentary film on Cuban music, Calle 54. Mr. Martínez was also a member of the highly successful, Afro-Cuban/Afro-Beat band,Yerba Buena with which he recorded two albums and toured the world opening for bands including the Dave Matthews Band, Willie Nelson and Ray Charles. Pedrito has also lent his talents to over one hundred records, including albums by Paquito d'Rivera, Issac Delgado, Eliane Elias, Stefon Harris, Steve Turre, Eddie Palmieri, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Conrad Herwig , Edie Brickell and many others. These include six records that have been Grammy® nominated and one, a collaboration between Eddie Palmieri and Brian Lynch, called "Simpatico", that was awarded a Grammy®. The group has released a live album recorded at their home gig in NYC. And plans are in the works for a studio album soon. TO SEE THE GROUP LIVE, VISIT PEDRITO ONLINE: http://pedritomartinezmusic.com
Merchant Cash and Capital funded one of NYC's best Cuban restaurants, Guantanamera. The restaurant used the funds to purchase new equipment, dining tables and as working capital.
About Guantanamera: Located @ 939 8th. Ave in Midtown Manhattan is the perfect ambience to come & relax in the comfort of an Old Havana Restaurant, Live Cuban music, a friendly knowledgeable staff, authentic Cuban traditional food, on the house hand rolled cigars, a wonderful décor with brick exposed walls, candles @ every table...For a different New York experience come and savor an array of Cuban dishes/ and feel the rhythms of CUBAN Music today & yesterdays! On Behalf of my FRIENDS @ GUANTANAMERA Bienvenido/Bienvenue/Bem-vindo/BienvenutoVoghjun/Ongi/Maligayang pagdating/Herzlich Willkommen/Kangei Composition: Salsa Mix ARTISTS: Gigliana Gilian
Nothing better for the digestion than some live music_ Pedro Martinez on congas & Miguel Vargas on piano. A blending of Cuban Cuisine & Cuban Music @ Guantanamera Restaurant
Francisco Repilado Muñoz expresó sus principios en las letras de sus canciones con la aplastante convicción del adolescente que a los 14 años tituló su primera composición "Yo Vengo Aquí para Cantar", o con la sencillez del artista veterano que en un pasaje de "Sabroso" declara "La franqueza vale mucho y la mentira muy poco" e hizo valer ambas cosas a lo largo de su fructífera vida. Inspirado e infatigable creador popular, inventó su propio instrumento, el armónico, síntesis entre la guitarra y el tres y reinterpretó el "Son" introduciendo una variedad de su propia inspiración conocida como "Coge el Paso", la cadencia y el sello personal del Compay Segundo. Compay Segundo fue el artista cubano más internacionalmente famoso y activo hasta sus 95 años de edad cuando murió en 2003. Su éxito mundial le vino en 1997 cuando tenía 70 años y desde entonces ha vendido más de 3 millones de discos en todo el mundo. Ahora se cumple el 10 º aniversario de su muerte y para recordarlo se edita un álbum titulado "Guantanamera - The Essential Album" que recoge sus 20 mejores canciones, incluyendo el tema ¿Y tú que has Hecho? perteneciente al disco Buena Vista Social Club con el que consiguió un Grammy en 1997. Ya puedes conseguirlo aquí: Itunes: http://goo.gl/3E9O9
Guantanamera José Fernández Diaz e Jose Marti, interpretation: Group Sand Pipers Guantanamera: Una cancion dedicada para la mujer de guantanamo Cuba. La perla del Caribe.
In its 5th year @ 939 Eighth Avenue ( bet. 55th & 56th ) Guantanamera Restaurant offers delicious Cuban delicacies & fine dining.Loyal customers & friends gathered for a well prepared buffet which included a mouth watering suckling pig & Cuban appetizers, a great friendly atmosphere with an attentive staff ! Among the guest enjoying the festivities were Paul Shaffer musical director of the " David Letterman Show " Orchestra,Trumpeter Lew Sollof & music producer/ongwriter Russ Titelman. Fun evening with Hot Cuban Timba. Music of Estrellas Envidia " Seis Perlas Cubanas "
Kimberly Edwards of http://CookingWithKimberly.com requests the song "Guantanamera" from a Mariachi band to be recorded for her mother @ La Parilla Restaurant in Cancun, Mexico