Descarga a lo Cubano!
With: Gloria "La Niña" Rivera, Frank Rivery

Songbyrd + Agua Society Present
Downstairs, 18+

DOORS: 9:00 PM // SHOW: 9:00 PM

$12 / $15


AGUA Society + Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe Presents:

Descarga (desˈkaɾɣa) – Impromptu jam session between musicians on Cuban music themes.
Featuring: internationally known Cuban timba musician Barbaro Fines (Director and Pianist of the group Barbaro Fines y Su Mayimbe), and his guests: the talented vocalist Gloria "La Niña" Rivera, daughter of legendary Niño Rivera (one of the fathers of the Cuban Descarga); and Frank Rivery, accomplished Cuban percussionist, vocalist and hiphop artist. DJ Darwin will be spinning the best of timba, salsa, bachata and more in between sets.
Doors: 9pm // 12am
Cost: $12 Advance // $15 Day of Show

This amazing trio will share the same stage for one night only!

Barbaro Fines of Barbaro Fines & Su Mayimbe, known affectionately by his fans as "Barbarito", is the Director and Pianist of the famous Cuban-Peruvian band Barbaro Fines y Su Mayimbe. A native of Havana, Cuba, Barbaro brought his vision of the energetic Cuban popular dance music of timba to Peru and formed Mayimbe, currently one of the world's hottest timba bands. Describing his style as son with congo, Fines' music is a delicious explosion of traditional Afro-Cuban rhythms and elements of classical music mixed with son, montuno and timba.

Gloria "La Niña" Rivera, was born into a family of musical prodigies in Havana, Cuba. Daughter of the well-known Cuban tres player and composer of Cuban music, "El Niño" Rivera, and cousin to the famous ex-Van-Van lead singer Mayito Rivera, Gloria is a gifted musician in her own right as a chekere player and vocalist, having performed and appeared on national and international stages with such artists and musical ensembles as Chuchito Valdéz, La Orquesta de Joseito Fernandez, Los Van Van, Orquesta Revé, Son 14, Irakere, and others.

Frank (Frankie) Rivery Garcia aka DNA, is a professional percussionist, vocalist, composer and hip-hop lyricist from Havana, Cuba, having studied in Escuela Nacional de Instructores del Arte (ENIA), one of the most prestigious music schools in Cuba. Influenced by Benny More, Lauren Hill, Tupac Shakur, Busta Rhymes, and Notorious BIG, Frank's music reflects a cross pollination of styles mixing traditional Cuban music with hip hop and other Afro-Caribbean rhythms such as reggae. Frank has opened shows for Prince Royce, 24 Horas, Rakim y Ken, and Don Omar.