Mar 10, 2018 | 8:00 PM | Saturday
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts presents the return of GRUPO NICHE for a dazzling concert celebrating their 37th anniversary on Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at 8pm. One of the world’s most popular Salsa groups.
Start on : March 10, 2018 8:00 PM Saturday
End on : March 10, 2018 11:00 PM Saturday
LEHMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS presents
One of the Most Popular Salsa Groups in the World!
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts presents the return of GRUPO NICHE for a dazzling concert celebrating their 37th anniversary on Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at 8pm. One of the world’s most popular Salsa groups, Grupo Niche is known for both uptempo and vigorous dance music as well as slower-paced salsa romántica numbers. Produced by Lehman Center and José Raposo.
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is on the campus of Lehman College/CUNY at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468. Tickets for GRUPO NICHE on Saturday, March 10h, 2018 at 8pm are $100*VIP, $65, $55, and $45, and can be purchased by calling the Lehman Center box office at 718-960-8833 (Monday through Friday, 10am–5pm, and beginning at 12 noon on the day of the concert), or through online access at www.LehmanCenter.org. *VIP Reception: The HAVANA CAFÉ, Havana Club Rum and Lehman Center special VIP pre-concert wine, beer, Havana Club Rum & hors d’oeuvres reception will start at 6:30pm. VIP tickets include the reception and the best seats in the house. At the reception meet other patrons and the staff of Lehman Center. Sponsored by Havana Café Restaurant and Havana Club Puerto Rican Rum. Lehman Center is accessible by #4 or D train to Bedford Park Blvd. and is off the Saw Mill River Parkway and the Major Deegan Expressway. Low-cost on-site parking available for $5.
GRUPO NICHE was formed in Cali, Colombia in 1980 by songwriter, vocalist, arranger, and producer Jairo Varela, who began his music career at age eight with the group La Timba. Comprised of young musicians from the state of Chocó, Grupo Niche was conceived as new, alternative salsa with a more international style and flavor. Their first album, 1980’s Al Pasito, put Colombia on the map of the world of salsa. As Varela broke away from existing musical structures, he also took on Afro-centric issues in all their social and ethnic implications, singing to his homeland, Chocó -- its problems, its marginality, and its poverty. The group’s second album release, Querer es Poder contained their first hit song “Buenaventura y Caney” which led to their first US tour
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