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Los Van Van Play Exclusive Dates at Conga Room, Dec 14-15

'The Rolling Stones of Salsa,' GRAMMY Award winning Cuban group to perform exclusive dates at The Conga Room,

By Susie Albin-Najera
Published on LatinoLA: December 10, 2010


Los Van Van Play Exclusive Dates at Conga Room, Dec 14-15


After rescheduling the opening of their U.S. Tour at The Conga Room in Los Angeles, GRAMMY Award winning Cuban band, Los Van Van have confirmed their LA appearance for Tuesday and Wednesday, December 14 and 15.

"Fans will be treated to a show of a lifetime," said The Conga Room owner, Brad Gluckstein. Ten years after receiving their GRAMMY at the Conga Room amid significant political turmoil, Los Van Van's much anticipated, exclusive LA engagement will definitely sell out."

Los Van Van, who touched down on U.S. soil last Friday, were originally scheduled to kick off their first U.S. tour in more than 10 years at The Conga Room Los Angeles, but, since missing the dates due to government delays, they went on with their next scheduled stop in Houston where they played to a sold out crowd. Their three New York concert dates this week have already sold out.

"We are extremely excited about this tour and pleased with the support we have received from fans, venues and people in the media" stated Hugo Cancio of Fuego Entertainment and promoter of Los Van Van.

Formed by Juan Formell in 1969, Los Van Van are innovators of the Cuban style of a genre known as 'Songo,' a reshaped version of the traditional sound combining Afro-Cuban, rock, hip-hop, funk, and disco. In 1999, Los Van Van received a GRAMMY Award in the Latin category of Best Salsa Performance from their album "Van Van is Here" (Lleg?? Van Van). It was at The Conga Room that they received this award.

Arriving Monday, December 13th in Los Angeles for a scheduled press conference at The Conga Room at 3:00 p.m., Los Van Van is expected to attend 'Foxxhole Live' a weekly, R & B variety series with GRAMMY Award winner Jamie Foxx, hosted by Mark Curry which includes surprise appearances from top talent including Stevie Wonder, Tyrese, Macy Gray and others. Mr. Foxx will be celebrating his birthday in what promises to be a great prelude to the two Los Van Van concerts.

The Conga Room and KPFK will present Los Van Van in their exclusive LA appearance on Tuesday December 14th and Wednesday, December 15th, 2010, at The Conga Room at L.A. Live, located at 800 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015. Doors open at 8:00pm on Tuesday, Dec 14 and at 9:00pm on Wednesday, Dec. 15. Tickets $40-$50 (general admission) and $85-$150 VIP. For more information, call (213) 745-0162 or visit http://www.congaroom.com.

The World Famous Conga Room is a nightclub and concert venue located at L.A. LIVE, featuring authentic Latin-style tapas cuisine, a broadcast control room and 1,000-person capacity. Performances have included the Gypsy Kings, Alejandro Fernandez, Black Eyed Peas, Prince and a weekly R & B industry night with GRAMMY winner Jamie Foxx called Foxxhole Live. Founded by real estate entrepreneur Brad Gluckstein, The World Famous Conga Room is co-owned by Jimmy Smits, Jennifer Lopez, Paul Rodriguez, Amaury Nolasco, Sheila E., will.i.am and NBA players Baron Davis and Trevor Ariza.

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