Zlatne Uste & Mariachi Flor de Toloache Cinco de Mayo Celebration at DROM, NYC-Saturday, May 5, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012.
10:30pm until 4:00am.
DROM – 85 Avenue A (between 5th St & 6th St), New York, NY 10009
Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/JeyQLw
From kolos to Kusturica, experience the rich sounds of driving Balkan brass!
Zlatne Uste (Golden Lips) is an internationally known group of American-born musicians playing traditional music of the Balkans, primarily representing Serbian, Macedonian, Bulgarian and Romany (Gypsy) traditions. Four-time invited guest at the Dragachevo Brass Festival in Gucha, Serbia, the 12-piece band is among the foremost presenters of traditional Balkan dance music in the United States.
Each year Zlatne Uste hosts and produces the Golden Festival, New York’s biggest and best Balkan music festival with an astounding 40 or more bands and something for everyone.
Mariachi Flor de Toloache is the first and only established all female mariachi band founded in New York city in 2008 by Mireya I. Ramos. Originally a trio, the band has grown to 9 members with all the essential and traditional instruments, violins, trumpets, guitarron (bass), vihuela (5 string guitar) and guitar. In addition, each members’ cultural background adds even more diversity to their already unique sound and appearance as an all women band spanning the globe from Puerto Rico, to Mexico, Germany, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and the United States. Their goal of representing Mexican music and adding their own edgy and versatile sound comes together incredibly naturally and seamlessly. Although as individuals their talent has allowed them to grace stages worldwide from stadiums to acclaimed theater venues, they perform together like a band of sisters, with grace and vibrant beauty casting a spell over their audiences like the legendary and magical Toloache flower that is still being used in Mexico as a love potion. Mariachi Flor de Toloache has performed for the Mexican Consulate, Queens Museum, El Museo del Barrio, high profile private events, the annual St Cecilia mariachi festival, annual Guadalupe festivities in dozens of churches, and recently a 5 week tour in Spain summer ’11 and continues to perform in many more exciting and preserving the richness of the Mexican culture.