Los Van Van
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Style: Cuban Salsa

Dance Instructor: Carlos Mateu teaches Timba

DJ: Ron McGugins

The word “legendary” doesn’t begin to capture the influence of the Cuban superstar band Los Van Van, founded in Havana 50 years ago by composer, arranger, and bass player Juan Formell. Since his passing in 2014, Juan’s son Samuel has stepped up to lead the renamed Formell y Los Van Van, continuing the group’s five-decade tradition of innovative charanga, salsa, son, and songo. While their Grammy-nominated 2018 album Legado is a tribute to their founder, it’s also “full of a stimulating and current sound” and has made the band “an international reference point for popular Cuban music” (ElDesconcierto). You won’t want to miss being on the dance floor at this special New York City appearance by living interpreters of Cuban music history. As Juan Formell’s famous song says: “Here, he who dances wins!”

““La música [que vino a estrenar el grupo a Chile en esta Vuelta] es una declaración de historia yactualidad.””
El Desconcierto
““Y además Legado podrá tener un título de los que suelen ser usados para vender antologías o discos degrandes éxitos, pero en manos de Los Van Van es propuesta nueva y siempre vibrante.””
ElDesconcierto

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Venue

Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St.

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible seating
    Wheelchair-accessible seating
  • Assistive listening devices
    Assistive listening devices

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

For ticketing information and general questions, please call 212.721.6500.

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Formell y Los Van Van

The dance floor is sold out. Damrosch Park is open with first-come, first-served admission.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 6:00 pm Damrosch Park

Dance floor opens at 6:00 pm
Dance lesson at 6:30 pm
Live music at 7:30 pm

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