About JuanMa y su Sonido Costeño:
JuanMa y su Sonido Costeño was founded at NYC Lower East Side (LES) in 1979 through the collaboration of JuanMa with the Nuyorican Poet Bimbo Rivas writing the music score and songs for Bimbo's original off Broadway plays and thanks to the sponsorship of the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), LES community organization CHARAS and Joseph Papp's Public Theater.
The band has released seven full length albums: “Waiting”, “Al Bembe”, “De Parranda”, “Decirte Mas”, “Señora”, “Vacilon” and “En Clave” which have been received and well-liked by Latin music lovers here and abroad. “Señora's” single “Las Gaviotas” received the Billboard Latin Music Songwriting Award.
Sonido Costeño features JuanMa on the National instrument of Puerto Rico, the Cuatro, and Vocals. It plays hard Salsa for the “salseros” and they also play: Son Cubano, Nueva Trova, old school Boleros & Ballads, Cha, Mambo, Guaguanco, Latin Jazz, Latin Pop & Rock, and are known
to play Merengue and Bachata on occasion.
Their solid reputation to deliver the best quality entertainment has lead them to perform at New York City's best Clubs, Theaters, Public Libraries, Museums, Botanical Gardens, Restaurants, Cultural Institutions, Private and Corporate affairs, and outdoor Festivals such as: Celebrate Brooklyn, Grand Central Station, Highline Park, Brooklyn and NY Botanical Gardens, Museo del Barrio, Central Park, Brooklyn Museum of Art (BMA), SOB's, Havana Central restaurants, Gonzalez & Gonzalez, etc.
For more info on Sonido Costeño and to listen to their music go to: www.sonidocosteno.com
What the press has to say about Sonido Costeño:
"This Latin outfit covers the whole spectrum, from the fans at El Museo del Barrio to the suits at Citigroup"(Oumano)
-The Village Voice
"Put on your dancing shoes for the Caribbean-Latin rhythms of Sonido Costeño."
-The Brooklyn Papers
"Sensation is gone from the Brooklyn Museum of Art, but the fun continues at BMA's First Saturdays with the Salsa group Sonido Costeño."
-Time Out New York
"Cada vez que Sonido Costeño toca, es una fiesta no solo para los bailadores, sino para todos los musicos que interpretan nuestros ritmos."
("Every time Sonido Costeño plays, it is not only a celebration for the dancers, but also to all the musicians that play our rhythms.")
-El Diario/La Prensa
"JuanMa y su Sonido Costeño play some of the Hottest Salsa, Cuban Son and Merengue in New York City."
"JuanMa not only wrote the score, he gives a most engaging performance."
"Sonido Costeño's interactive approach doesn't allow you to just sit back and watch the show. If you're there on Salsa night, then you should be prepared to DANCE!"
-Park Slope Reader
Sonido Costeño follows the tradition of El Gran Combo, Celia Cruz, Hector Lavoe,Ruben Blades, Fania and adds the influence of Santana and Yomo Toro to Salsa and Latin music creating a unique sound that attracts all generations and ethnicity.
Birthday Party (Adults) in New York, NY on 05/19/2007
"Sonido Costeno lead by Juan Ma was fantastic. All the members of the band were top notch musicians and played all the favorite Salsa/Merenge hits. Also, Juan and his band enjoy having fun and keep the partiers engaged.
If Sonido is available on the day you need talent, look no furhter!"
In addition to Brooklyn, Sonido Costeno will also travel to Jamaica, Flushing, Far Rockaway, Arverne, Inwood, Long Island City, Cedarhurst, Lawrence, New York, Valley Stream, Woodmere, Atlantic Beach, Elmont, Floral Park, Hewlett, Glen Oaks, Lynbrook, Malverne, Bronx, East Rockaway, Franklin Square, Hoboken, Jersey City, New Hyde Park, Garden City, Great Neck, Island Park, Long Beach, Oceanside, Paramus
and many other locations in and around the Brooklyn area.
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