Aurora & Zon Del Barrio

Dance Band from New York City, NY - Will travel up to 10 miles
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If you like Salsa Dura, we do it hardcore; if you like it like that, we do it like that w/ bilingual boogaloo & if you're nostalgic for the Island breezes we do Boricua roots of plena & bomba while bopping it with Afro-Cuban traditions.

ZDB is a hi-octane Salsa Dance Band that is intergenerational w/roots in oldskool music from the streets of Latin N. Y. to the urban sounds of Latin jazz & reggaeton. Featuring Fania All-Star Yomo Toro & Sammy Ayala, ZDB brings a bi-lingual & bi-cultural musical experience from Spanish Harlem.

The Official House Band of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, the NY Knicks and the Hispanic Day Parade, Hispanic Magazine calls "Spanish Harlem's Zon del Barrio, an outfit steeped in nostalgia while exploding into the future." Zon del Barrio brings it's foot-stomping Latin dance drive from the streets of Spanish Harlem to Global Stages.



Zon del Barrio is a play on words for the musical genre of "son" found in all the "barrio zon"es of Latino communities world wide. Bringing dance style classic Afro-Antillian music from the barrios, Zon del Barrio bring its energizing, foot stomping, funk based classic salsa (Afro-Cuban), plena, bomba (Afro-Boricua) & boogalu & reggaeton (urban) to their live performances.

Old skool classic salsa gets a new beat with Zon del Barrio's particular dance tunes expressing the musical soul of the barrios in the style of Puerto Rico's most popular exponent, Cortijo y su Combo. Cortijo's band broke through the color barrier in Puerto Rico in the late 1950s and Zon del Barrio is a tribute to those efforts and a celebration of Afro-Antillian music.

From the plena (popular during the turn of the last century) to the saucy strains of salsa amid the back beat of reggaeton laced with jazz, Zon del Barrio brings the beat of the streets to the hearts of dancers everywhere.
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Aurora & Zon Del Barrio played for my fiancee's surprise 50th birthday party and made it a truly special day. Not only are they extremely talented musicians, they are wonderful entertainers and clearly enjoy what they are doing. Our guests had so much fun, danced all day, and loved the beautiful music.

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