Orquesta Aragon

Legends of Cuban music, together since 1939, Orquesta Aragon has at various times been the kings of danzon, cha-cha-cha and charanga, with their sounds exported to the States via RCA Records during a golden era in the mid-1950s. Known as great players, singers and sometimes dancers as well, Orquesta Aragon injected a heavy dose of African percussion into their sound in the 1960s and ’70s, no doubt to keep pace with the salsa explosion. But string-laden charangas remain the band's hallmark, and Orquesta Aragon is still going mighty strong. Tom Surowicz

Price: $35

Where

Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

1010 Nicollet MallMinneapolis, MN

When

Date: Ended 04/17/14

Upcoming events

03/09 – David Sanchez
03/12 – CJ Chenier
03/14 – Nikki Hill
03/16 – Sofia Rei
03/21 – Nachito Herrera
03/22 – Andy McKee
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03/27 – Storm Large
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03/30 – Sierra Hull
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04/06 – James Hunter
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05/02 – The Pines
05/03 – Paul Thorn
05/08 – Suzy Bogguss
05/20 – Red Molly
06/22 – Kurt Elling
07/03 – Booker T. Jones

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