Bringing Back the Good Times to the Conga Room
The Pachuco Boogie Show, inspired by Don Tosti's 1954 Momentos Alegres TV show, rocks the stage on April 27
This month, the world-famous The Conga Room, Humble Media & 51 Buckingham are taking you back to the good old times with The Pachuco Boogie Show, a revival of simple and happy Mexican American fusion musical creations of the 1940's and 1950's post-war era, presented on Friday, April 27th, from 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Published on LatinoLA: April 2, 2012
Dedicated to the memory of Lalo Guerrero, Raul "Lito" Diaz, Los Pachuco Boogie Boys, and Don Tosti, whose 1954 TV show Momentos Alegres (Happy Moments) was the first entirely Chicano entertainment program to air on television, the evening is a flashback to a time when music would generate a feeling of good times, inspiration and acceptance - all with music that makes the heart sing and dance.
A night defined by its feel-good throw-back music, this is a one-of-a-kind experience with raw natural energy and an allusion to a time when life just seemed easier.
Tickets to The Pachuco Boogie Show at The Conga Room are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Visit The Conga Room www.congaroom.com to purchase and for more information. The Conga Room is located at LA LIVE, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015.
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The Pachuco Boogie Show features Boogaloo Assassins with their fusion of 1960's East Harlem Latin Cha Cha Cha, bits of Samba and Mambo and a whole lot of Latin culture, as well as 1950's R&B, Rockabilly and Rock 'N' Roll sounds of Luis and the Wildfiresand The Frantic Rockers.
The show includes DJs Jorge Dean , Joe Rated, Sloe Poke, Frankie Z, Doughboy, Dave El Salvaje and special guest DJ Sal from The Bamboo Lounge, playing in three different rooms, rhythms like 40s, 50s, and 60s Mambo, Boogie, Cha Cha Cha, Jivers, Strollers, 80s New Wave, Rock en Espa??ol, Afro Latin Soul, Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Bachata and More - a veritable mix with fun for everyone.
Check out a night of The Pachuco Boogie Show!
About Boogaloo Assassins
Winners of The 2012 OCMA for Best Latin Band! The Boogaloo Assassins' name might hint at homicide, but their efforts are strictly life-saving. Dedicated to re-creating and re-interpreting the boogaloo craze that swept East Harlem, the Latin Caribbean and South America from 1965 to 1969, the Los Angeles nine-piece band attempts to do to R&B, doo-wop, Afro-Caribbean jazz and salsa fusion what the Dap Kings do to classic Stax soul.
Genre: LATE 60′S LATIN BOOGALOO, CHA CHA CHA, SON MONTUNO, GUARACHA, SALSA, PACHANGA, Y GUAJIRA'S
About Luis and the Wildfires
Luis & the Wildfires play thunderous late 50s early 60s rock n roll. Luis and his gang go for broke on their savage debut album! Wildfires blend together such influences as Johnny Carroll and Slim Harpo with a garage whomp and a solid nod to their Mexican musical heritage with a cover of Tony Casanova's Yeah Yeah Come Another Day. The Wildfires continue to tear it up on stages at major rock n' roll festivals from Spain to Japan. After witnessing their insane show, astute talent scout Todd Abramson was led to remark, "I've just seen the new Los Locos Del Ritmo!" The band was recently nominated for an AVN award for Best Porn Soundtrack to Vivid Video's THE REBELLE ROUSERS
About Frantic Rockers
Bio: The Wild! Raw! Savage! And out of control sounds of The Frantic Rockers! Part Sonics - Part Bo Diddley - All Rock n Roll. They bring a mix of late 50s rock and roll, early 60s ÔÇôsoul/rhythm in blues.ÔÇô The Frantic Rockers dangerous and desperate sound makes parents want to lock up their daughters!
About The Conga Room
The world famous The Conga Room is a nightclub and concert venue located at L.A. LIVE, the downtown entertainment district across from Staples Center and the Nokia Theatre. Since opening in 2008, The Conga Room has been the hub for industry after-parties and high-profile events such as the ESPYS, People's Choice Awards, American Music Awards and numerous NBA parties. Our stage has received historic performance including the Gypsy Kings, Alejandro Fernandez, Black Eyed Peas, Prince and a weekly R & B industry night with GRAMMY winner Jamie Foxx called Foxxhole Live. The Conga Room is co-owned by will.i.am, Jimmy Smits, Jennifer Lopez, Paul Rodriguez, Sheila E., Amaury Nolasco and NBA players Baron Davis and Trevor Ariza.