“Asado De Las Americas"
Celebrating the diverse cultures of the American Continent
Sunday, October 27th
Festivities 12:30pm - 3:30 pm
Come and join for a great BBQ "potluck style" + BBQ Sauce/Chimichurri Contest
Bring something for the grill, side dish/dessert, beverage. Come to have a good time in company of friends and friends to be!
Everyone welcome! Families and children encouraged.
BBQ sauce contest: Bring your traditional BBQ Sauce/Chimichurri (pebre, vinagrete, etc) to enter a contest with great prizes ;-)
Should anyone have a fun idea for the event or would like to volunteer please send us a note! Would love to hear from you.
Special Concert with
Katia Cardenal of Nicaragua
Sunday, October 20th
Show time: 7:15pm
Doors open at 6:30pm - Bring your own beverage
$20 General Admission, $15 Full Time University Students and Esquina Members & 65 and over. Children under 12: Free!
About Katia: Katia Cardenal will perform a concert of her classic "Nueva Trova" canciones as well as presenting her new compositions. Formerly part of the Duo Guardabarranco with her brother Salvador Cardenal, she will perform on Oct. 20, 2013 in Austin at Esquina Tango, the premiere venue for Latin American music and dance presentations. On this evening, she will sing accompanied by her talented daughter Alfonsina "Nina" Cardenal on guitar and backup vocals.
Regarded as an important figure in the new generation of Latin American folk music, Katia is a down-to-earth mother of five who still performs all over the world, despite the loss of her brother Salvador in 2011. Katia Cardenal (born June 19, 1963 in Managua, Nicaragua), as a member of the Duo Guardabarranco, is known for classic songs like Guerrero del amor, Guardabosques, Casa Abierta and Colibri. As a solo artist, Katia Cardenal has released six albums with the Norwegian label Kirkelig Kulturverksted and two with Nicaraguan MOKA Discos. During her career she has
performed in the United States, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden,
Czechoslovakia, Cuba, Russia, Panama, Ecuador, Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, Switzerland, Canada, Chile, and others
Halloween Celebration with
Salsa and Cumbia night
Friday, November 1st
9:00pm - 1:00am
Doors open at 9pm. Music 10:00 with DJ on breaks.
Suggested Donation - $8
Don't forget your costume!!!
Bring your own beverage
About the Band: La Frenetika plays wonderful music to dance all night long. Some of the musical style they play are Son, Paseo, Merengue, Puya, Cumbia, Guapacha and Rumba. Their rich cultural background is reflected in the diversity of rhythms they play sharing the joy of dance with everyone in Austin Texas and the world.
Arely Del Bosque - Voz
Andres Junca - Voz - Guitarra - Piano - Gaita
Sahabel Porto - Voz
Santos Cosme - Acordeon - Teclados
Erick "El Pollito" Lopez - Caja - Maracas
Javier "Panchillo" Villareal - Guiro
Andres "El Parce" Acevedo - Bajo
Johnatan Jimenez "El Papa de Kaleth" - Timbales
Jose Costilla "Junior" - Congas
Click here for more info
Second Annual Mather's Day Sing-A-Long with
"Leticia Rodriguez y La Banda"
Sunday, May 13th, 4:30pm – 6pm
Doors open at 4:00pm. Concert starts 4:30pm
Children 10 and under, $7 (under 3, free)
Bring your own beverage
Chocolate, flowers and coffee will be served to all arriving Moms and guests!
Leticia Rodriguez celebrates Mother’s Day at Esquina Tango by bringing classic boleros to share with your family. These songs, sung by Latina mother’s the world over, share Latin culture and are passed generation to generation. Their repertoire also includes bossa novas, tangos, sambas and jarocho.
Friends and families invited to share in revisiting beloved Latin boleros. Special guest artist, Mauricio Callejas, singer/songwriter, opens the show, with selections from his newest CD release, Helado Pop.
Click here to check out Leticia's website
About the Artists: Leticia Rodriguez also an actress and dancer, recently played a role in the award winning theatre company, Teatro Vivo's production of "Petra's Pecados." After a successful three weekend run at the Salvage Vanguard Theatre, Michael Meigs, Austin Live Theatre said, "Rodriguez, an electrifying singer/performer, blows all the circuits with this one."
"The heart connection of this music reaches across many generations," Rodriguez explains. "My parents' generation knows this music so well, they sing along. My generation grew up hearing it. And my children's generation is intrigued by it because it's their cultural heritage. My audience often includes students researching Latin American culture."
Most songs are presented in Spanish, with cultural anecdotes in between songs in English to enliven the show. Her own family's musical history provides personal inspiration. Her Aunt was international singer, Eva Garza, the renowned "Sweetheart of the Americas, during the 1940s - 1960s. Rodriguez began her singing career as a backup singer with award winning singer/songwriters and brothers, David Rodriguez and Philip Rodriguez.
Rodriguez began performing classic boleros in 2007 to revive the music of her ancestors. She is also an accomplished artist, artistic director and producer. She is the founder and artistic director, of Performance Encounters, whose works targets art with social conscience. In a June review, the Austin Chronicle called the recent Performance Encounters play, Home Entertainment 2009, "...well worth the encounter."
Saturday, August 31st
'Tis Time to dance salsa, merengue & more!!
Doors open 9:00pm
9:30pm El Tule
*DJ on the brreaks
$8- (cash or check only)
Bring your own beverage
About "El Tule": For eight years El Tule (el TOO-lay) has been honing its unique sound combining influences of Cumbia, Afro-Cuban, Rock, Merengue, Salsa and Reggae. The music is influenced by art, history and culture often focusing on legends and tales of the mystical. Simple, El Tule is for those who love to dance, feel good and enjoy the positive expression of music.
Check them out!
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