Grupo Fantasma this Sunday, July 19

15 07 2009
Grupo Fantasma Sunday July 19th

Grupo Fantasma Sunday July 19th

While we’re on the topic of hot Cleveland treats such as the Beachland’s Food Network moment and our upcoming Rock N’ Roll BBQ,  let us tip you off to some sabor verdadero: Grupo Fantasma plays here this Sunday, July 19th.

Need we really sit down and pull up a powerpoint presentation detailing this band’s deep, homegrown mix of salsa, cumbia, merengue, son, and other Latin music? We’ll let some live joints by this jumpin’ orchestra speak for themselves:

Here’s  Grupo’s hilarious vid for their single “Gimme Some”. This dope groove recalls the 1968 “Acid” period of famed percussionist Ray Barretto‘s career. And yeah, maybe a little bit of War, Santana, and some other funky combos from a smokier, dankier era:

Making this night even more special is a performance by Cleveland-based Afro-Brazilian drumming group (bloco or bateria) Samba Joia, led by Cindy Hill and Brazilian percussion master Marcos Santos.  Here’s a clip of a recent performance at lauded Brazilian restaurant Sergio’s Saravá at Shaker Square:

Advance tickets are also available at Arabica (Cleveland/Lakewood border) Heights Guitars, Music Saves, Square Records (Akron), Visible Voice Books (Tremont), Ultrasound Records (Willoughby). You may also charge by phone by calling us at 216.383.1124. Please note that Ticket Web is the only online ticketing agent that The Beachland Ballroom uses.





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