For the third time since 2013, El Grupo Cubano will be stopping in Invermere on Wednesday, July 27th as part of their tour across Western Canada performing their award-winning music.
Since 1999, the famous Cuban five-person ensemble has been performing their music while being featured daily on Cuban National Radio. Theyve even had the opportunity to perform for former Pope Benedict.
In 2003, the group first began coming to Canada as both a quartet and a quintet until 2007. After taking several years off from travelling north of the 49th parallel, the group returned in 2012 and has returned to Canada each summer since.
Patricia Martinez, manager of the group, said that El Grupo Cubano enjoys coming to Canada every summer and is happy to make a stop in Invermere for the second year in a row.
They like to play in the small places because I think the people really appreciate and enjoy all the different types of music, she said.
Ms. Martinez said this ability to play all different types of music is what makes El Grupo Cubano as successful as they are throughout Canada and in Cuba.
They have different styles than other groups, she said, noting that the group tries to play music that will captivate audiences from two years old all the way to people in their 80s and 90s. They can even play music from Peru, Columbia, Mexico, Spain, so this is what makes them so different.
Of the five performers in the band, four sing vocals in their performance with Sigfirdo Borbon playing the percussion.
The group will begin their tour starting in Edmonton on Friday, July 22nd followed by stops in Calgary and Okotoks leading up the event in Invermere this Wednesday evening. The Invermere performance will be held at the Invermere Community Hall starting at 7:30 p.m. with tickets available for purchase at Inspire Floral Boutique for $20. Those looking for more information about the event or the band can visit their website at www.elgrupocubano.com. [caption id=”attachment_18309″