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New Meetup: Philly Salsa Meetup @ World Cafe Live (Bio Ritmo Concert)

From: Steve
Sent on: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 10:15 PM
What: Philly Salsa Meetup @ World Cafe Live (Bio Ritmo Concert)

When: Friday, July 23,[masked]:00 PM

World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Philly Salsa Meetup @ World Cafe Live
Live salsa w/Bio Ritmo
Also featuring Spanglish Fly (Latin soul/boogaloo)

Show info: World Caf? Live Tickets $13 advance/$15 door (
Show starts at 9pm

The pioneers of new-style ?old school? salsa, BioRitmo is bringing the fiesta this summer to World Caf? Live on July 23rd. Joining them for an all-out performance is Spanglish Fly, a Latin soul/boogaloo band straight out of Brooklyn, NY as well as Grammy winning DJ Aaron ?El Kosherican? Levinson, who is also working on BioRitmo?s upcoming album, 2010?s La Verdad.

BioRitmo is well recognized for a funky mix of sounds that are catchy and danceable including salsa classica, afro beat, Brazilian samba, Middle Eastern grooves, and even rock and roll. The group?s eclectic repertoire stems from the bands diverse members who are known for ground-breaking song writing and passionate performances.

Since its last appearance in the Philly area, the group has been promoting two great albums, including 2008?s Bionico which was rated as top ten best album on iTunes Latino-tropical list and La Verdad, due out this fall. Get a taste of what?s to come with free access to Verguenza, their latest single, newly released at

Check out the performers: Spanglish Fly

SPANGLISH FLY is New York City's only band dedicated to playing Latin soul/boogaloo, the music style created by the late Joe Cuba. SPANGLISH FLY mixes mambo and motown, playing classics like Cuba's "El Pito" and Pete Rodriguez's "Micaela." Other selections from SPANGLISH FLY's upcoming CD include hot Latin Boogaloo arrangements of "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" and "Time is on My Side," plus original compositions and rarely heard Latin boogaloo classics.

Bio Ritmo
Leaders of the ?new ?old-school? Salsa movement?, Bio Ritmo, founded in 1991, is internationally recognized as one of the leading bands preserving the roots of "Salsa Classica" while taking this music to its next level. Compositions are original, inspired by the Nuyorican Salsa craze that raged during the 1970's, while incorporating a wide variety of new sonic influences such as Afro-Beat, Brazilian Samba, Disco, Electronica and Middle Eastern Grooves. Bio Ritmo has not only inspired and gained the highest respect of dancers and Latin-music connoisseurs but are also celebrated for traversing the typical boundaries and stigmas of Latin music, attracting a wide variety of fans and admirers from across the listening spectrum. Their last release Bionico, was ranked in the 2008 Top-Ten Best Latin Tropical albums and hailed as ?One of the best Latin releases of the year!? by the San Francisco Bay Guardian. ?Ringing cowbell and zapping synthesizer?stylish and innovative, Bio Ritmo has morphed into a suave, sexy rhythmic beast.? (Washington Post). They are currently working with Grammy Award winning engineer Aaron Levinson for their 2010 album release, La Verdad.


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