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Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros is NYC’s best Cuban Salsa dance band

Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros is NYC’s best Cuban Salsa dance band. It’s led by Gerardo Contino, Axel Tosca Laugart, and Yusnier Bustamante Sanchez.

Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros in NYC

Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros by Gigi de la Torre

Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros | Gigi de la Torre

The band plays the Highline Ballroom in Chelsea on August 18, 2017 from 11pm – 4am.

About Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros

Año Nuevo, December 31, 2016

Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros is a band that is getting hot in 2017. The core of director and singer Gerardo Contino, artistic director and pianist Axel Tosca Laugart, and percussionist Yusnier Sanchez Bustamante, are all Havana Cubans.

They call Gerardo “El Abogado de la Salsa Cuba” (the lawyer of Cuban Salsa). He is an intellectual property (IP) lawyer. Rubén Blades is another lawyer who plays Salsa. Contino was born in Havana. In Cuba he was the lead singer of NG La Banda. Contino founded Los Habaneros when he came to New York City.

Axel has a great band of his own and also plays for his mom, Cuban vocal legend Xiomara Laugart.

Los Habaneros first album, Somos Latinos (2013) earned critical acclaim. But it’s their live shows that get people talking, and dancing. “People who can’t even dance were trying,” said Alicia Olatuja of NPR/WNYC about a live performance. Look for a new album, Los Habaneros in 2017.

Past Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros Concerts

July 2017

The band plays the Zafra Jams AfroCuban Block Party at The Woods in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 3-10pm.

June 2017

The band plays the Habana Nights, Saturday June 10 Midnight-2am, and the Closing (for now) party Thursday, June 13 at 11pm at Subrosa in the Meatpacking District. No cover

May 2017

Contino is singing with FANIA All-Star Larry Harlow and the Latin Legends at the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, Thursday-Sunday, May 25-28. It’s a powerful show and Larry Harlow is a really great guy. The only problem is there isn’t much space to dance at the Blue Note. You will want to dance.

The band plays Subrosa in the Meatpacking District Saturdays in May at 11pm. No cover

Gerardo hosts the “Cuba Caliente Happy Hour” at Subrosa Thursdays in May at 6pm.

April 2017

The band plays Subrosa in the Meatpacking District Saturday, April 1, 8, and 15 from 12-2am.

Gerardo hosts the “Cuba Caliente Happy Hour” at Subrosa Thursday, April 6, 13, & 20.

March 2017

The band plays Subrosa in the Meatpacking District March 11 & 25 from 12-2am; the Copacabana in Midtown March 23; and the Bronx Museum March 24, 2017.

Contino hosts the Cuba Caliente Happy Hour at Subrosa 6-10pm Thursdays March 16, 23, and 30.

February 2017

BAMCafe Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 9:30-10:30pm

Subrosa Saturday February 18, 2017 from 12-2am.

January 2017

Subrosa Saturdays in January 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017, midnight

Gonzalez y Gonzalez CubaCaliente! January 18 & 25, 2017, 9pm-1am

For more information visit www.LosHabanerosNYC.com

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