Sunday, June 8, 2008

Grupo Ashe Returns!...

Pedrito and Friends returned to Nectar last night! They had the crowd shak'in it till they turned the lights 'ON'! ;) For me, the best G.A. show to-date. My 'despelote hangover' is on today, but I'm still smiling! Thanks to everyone who made this show off-the-chain! Also, thanks to Eglis and Ruth for adding Cuban sabor with their dancing on stage.

The best decision Pedrito made since deciding to form the group, was to invite this woman named Mikaela Romero to sing a few songs with them. Did she drop from the heavens?? When I first heard her voice at their RockSalt show, i couldn't believe my ears, my jaw dropped - She sounded just like Yeni of Los Van Van!! Thanks Mikaela for bringing your wonderful vocals, in the midst of machismo. It's great to hear. I'll be Groupie #1.
Check out these small, average quality, videos & photos from the show! (they don't do them justice..) You can click on the photos to make them larger.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Pedrito Vargas y su Grupo Ashé's Debut!

Seattle's First Timba Band?! That's right! Pedrito has given us what we wanted! Thank you Pedro.
Well, like the reputation of timba music... this new group of artists, the crowd, and the vibe was electric, hot, and a lot of FUN! at Nectar on 4/3/08! Sabroso!
Here are a few small clips from my little camera, therefore sorry about the's just a taste.
Was it a success??......Well, I think this image tells me better than anything = There was a moment in the night when John started leading some moves and I joined the salsa suelta. After a few moments I looked behind me, and there were 3 ROWS deep of synchronized "line dancing"!!! That might be the first time I've seen that in Seattle, for a live band! Nice dancing everyone...look'in good! Goosebumps.
Here is the clip and a few others from the evening.