Poncho Sanchez’s Latin Beats Return to Wisconsin Union Theater

Poncho Sanchez, one of the performers
Poncho Sanchez, one of the performers
Wisconsin, USA – The Wisconsin Union Theater has announced the return of the Poncho Sánchez Latin Jazz Band on Friday, October 21, 2005 at 8 pm. Following his sold-out performance in 2002, Sanchez comes back to create another night of hot rhythms, beats and dancing. And the music doesn’t end when the band stops playing.

Ticket holders are invited to a free dance party in the Rathskeller after the show. Tickets start at $18 for the general public, $10 for UW-Madison students. Call the box office at 262-2201 to order tickets, or order online at www.uniontheater.wisc.edu.Sanchez’s eight-piece band sets the standard for snappy salsa beats, mambo sets and even traditional jazz arrangements. More than anything else, Poncho Sanchez is a storyteller, with his congas and seasoned ensemble doing the talking. Live in concert or on recordings, they spin vivacious tales that pay homage to the glories of a half-century tradition that was born when Afro-Cuban rhythms merged with bebop.

The show is sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate Theater Committee with additional support from WORT, 89.9 FM. Tickets start at $18. UW-Madison students tickets are only $10 each. For more information, call the box office at 608-262-2201.

Buy Poncho Sanchez’s CDs:

Do It!, Soul of the Conga, Latin Soul, Conga Blue, Outa Sight, The Ultimate Latin Dance Party, Latin Spirits, Papa Gato, Afro-Cuban Fantasy, and
Soul Sauce.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.