Sat, September 14, 2019
HUDSON SQUARE, NYC ~ Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a Colombian big band at SOB’s
New York City’s oldest world music club is in Hudson Square (West SoHo)
SOB’s opened in 1982 when New York City was another world. Downtown was edgy, and that is being polite. It was so long ago now that we don’t even call it “world music” any more.
The owner, Larry Gold, likes Afro-Latin music. Over the years, many legends of Black and Latin music have played SOB’s. We’re talking about people like Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Drake, Kanye West and many others.
Today, SOB’s mostly books mid-level bands, tributes and theme parties. Some of these bands will be headliners in just a few years. The occasional superstar shows up and SOB’s is one of the places everybody goes to dance. Manhattan keeps losing its cultural heritage, but SOB’s remains an important part of NYC’s Latin music scene.
Monday, October 28, 2019
WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn ~ The Colombians get everybody dancing at Brooklyn Bowl
Wed, September 4, 2019
HUDSON SQUARE, NYC ~ Eduardo Cabra of Calle 13, one of the producers who seems to be unlimited in the types of Latin music he makes well, brings his latest project, Trending Tropics to SOB’s
Saturday, July 20, 2019
HUDSON SQUARE, NYC ~ One of Colombia’s most famous vallenato groups celebrates Colombian Independence Day
The Bomba and Plena virtuosos are 4-time Grammy nominees.
World Music Institute
Hudson Square, Manhattan (West SoHo)
Sunday, September 16, 2018