Friday, June 22 @ 10:15pm
Old Market Square
Founded in 2006 by flautist Doug Little, Minneapolis-based Charanga Tropical performs with an instrumentation that dates back to the roots of Cuban music featuring a sizzling Latin rhythm section, three violins, vocalists, and flute. Their repertoire includes rarely heard danzones and a spicy variety of salsa, cha cha cha, and timba.The music is rich in harmony and melody, fantastic for listening and superb for dancing. City Pages describes the group as “a musical delight and a visual spectacle” while Minneapolis Star Tribune raves about the band’s “distinct Caribbean sound.” Smooth strings, Caribbean beats, and and a sound that inspires visions of Old Havana at sunset: this is Charanga Tropical.