Sædvanen tro bydes der også denne gang på salsa intro-undervisning/animation fra klokken 21-21.45 med charmerende Diana Meldgaard (Little Havana), hvorefter dette band af internationalt format går på scenen.
Without a doubt, Mario “Mayito“ Rivera,”El Poeta de la Rumba”, is one of the five leading Cuban vocalists worldwide! For more than 20 years, he has been the unmistakable voice and face of the internationally acclaimed Cuban band Los Van Van.
Son, Rumba, Afro, Salsa, Bolero or Timba – Mayito Rivera’s singing, tremolo and timbre are always topnotch. He already received several awards for his exceptional voice and won, together with Los Van Van, a Grammy award. His solo album “Negrito Bailando” was nominated for another Grammy in the category “Best Salsa Album of the Year”.
The diverse talent of the “poet of Rumba” is also highly regarded by fellow musicians, who invite him for guest performances worldwide: Salsa celebrities such as Oscar d´ Leon, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Isaac Delgado or Son Como Son, Timba live and many more.
After leaving Los Van Van in 2011, Mayito Rivera is now making his own way with his band “Sons of Cuba” – a sextet of young top-class musicians from his home country. Together they present an explosive mix of perfect arrangements and a completely new blend of modern and classical rhythms reaching from Salsa, Rumba, Afro and Timba to Jazz and Funk.
DJ El Radiógrafo (Salsaboyz) er ved sin DJ-pult under pausen og efter bandet for at give jer en god danseoplevelse med varieret salsa og andre beslægtede latino-rytmer til de tidlige nattetimer.