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Saturday, October 6, 2018
8:00 pm Littlefield Concert Hall

Salsa, Timba y Son


Rumbaché has established itself as one of the hottest Bay Area Salsa Bands! On vocals, Rumbaché features 2014 Grammy Winner Omar Ledezma Jr., Bay Area Native Jordan Wilson, and recently from New York Christelle Durandy. Fusing salsa, timba, bomba, funk and whatever else they can find to spice up the mood, they provide a hard-hitting style of playing. And while you can hear them interpreting the classic and contemporary Cuban and Salsa repertoire, they are not shy with their own expression, as evidenced by their hit debut CD “Llego La Fiesta”, released in April of 2011. Rumbaché is the voice of youth for San Francisco's Salsa & Timba scene, and ignites enthusiasm in dancers and musical connoisseurs alike.

Rumbaché plays Cuban styles of music, with heavy influences in funk and jazz. Their rhythm section is one to be rivaled with in the San Francisco Bay Area and will make sure to get you up off your feet! Female/Male vocals and a kickin’ horn section round out the group to create an exciting show! With a renewed commitment to public performance in 2017, Rumbaché has led a rigorous schedule of performance throughout the Bay Area, including festivals (San Jose Jazz Festival, SF Jazz Summer Series, Benbow Summer Arts & Music Festival, Salsa Rueda Festival) and club dates (Sausalito Seahorse, The Cigar Bar & Grill, NICA Lounge, Oakland Museum, etc.).

Rumbaché features Omar Ledezma (Vocals), Christelle Durandy (Vocals), Jordan Wilson (vocals), Patricio Angulo (Traps with Timbal, Musical Director), Sergio Duran (Congas & Vocals), Bill Ortiz (Trumpet), Darren Smith (Baritone Sax, Coro), Jeff Cressman (Trombone), Jason Moen (Piano), and Ernesto Mazar Kindelan (bass).



…They've successfully added several extremely difficult Timba classics to their set list, but even their standard fare is now packed with modern Timba ideas—gear changes and numbered bloques spontaneously signaled by timbalero/leader Patricio Angulo, creative tumbaos from pianist Jason Moen and bassist Mike Lazarus, and interesting original coros, nicely executed and harmonized by a front line consisting of no less than four lead singers…
–Kevin Moore,

Percussionist Patricio Angulo is one of the rising talents on the Bay Area Latin music scene, and tonight he plays the Shattuck Down Low Lounge in Berkeley with his band Rumbaché (formerly Quimbombó) . . . . . A rumbero with a firm hand on conga drums, Patricio draws inspiration from Cuba and passes it on to his audience with an excellent repertoire designed to spin you onto the dance floor.
–Jesse “Chuy” Varela, East Bay Express

…which reminds me that one of the highlights of last weekend's San José Jazz Festival was an electrifying and deeply-timbafied version of Adalberto's "Si No Vas a Cocinar" played by the Northern California band Rumbaché, one of the few American groups to take up the challenge of playing Timba.
–Kevin Moore,

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