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Downtown Thursdays Featuring Orquesta Afinke
August 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
THE 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF DOWNTOWN THURSDAYS WOULD NOT BE COMPLETE WITHOUT A DYNAMIC LATIN SALSA NIGHT TO END THE 2019 SERIES.
We bring you the always memorable Orquesta Afinke featuring International Salsa Legend Van Lester
Orquesta Afinke: A Latin musical group featuring a dynamic percussion, a swinging rhythm section and harmonic brass sounds, including genres such as Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and Bolero. They perform the music of notable Latin artist’s such as: Hector Lavoe, Willie Colon, Grupo Mania, Frankie Ruiz, Oscar D’Leon, Tito Puente and many others.
Check out Oquesta Afinka at www.afinke.com
In 1989, Van Lester’s recording career took off professionally when he recorded two compact discs titled ‘Puerto Rico 2013′ and ‘Banda’lla’ along side ‘FRANK FERRER and PUERTO RICO 2013′. VAN LESTER gained popularity with the Puerto Rican public with the two hit singles of these productions. ‘Hermano Hector’ and ‘Mi Mama No Quiere’ The similarity between VAN LESTER and HECTOR LAVOE captured the attention of producer RALPH MERCADO. He immediately signed a recording contract with FRANK FERRER for RMM Record under the label ‘SONERO’ to record VAN LESTER. This recording contract makes VAN LESTER part of the permanent ‘Stellar Salsa Scene’ and helps launch his international singing career with his first CD titled ‘Soy La Voz’.