The Palm brings back to the stage live Spanish Gypsy Guitars and hot Rumba, Cuban, and Flamenco rhythms, showcasing award-winning local and international musicians.
Latcho & Andrea; The Blond Gypsies are European recording artists who perform Gypsy Rumba and Spanish Flamenco Guitar music in Puerto Vallarta. Both of German descent, Latcho & Andrea’s music takes influences from around the world and back through time, authentically producing the mysterious and passionate sounds of Gypsy Flamenco music. They have recorded nine albums and a DVD chronicling their long musical career.
In order to trace the origins of this amazing sound, you have to go back some 30 years to El Sacromonte, the gypsy quarter of Granada, Spain, where Latcho lived and learned how to play Spanish guitar from the masters of Flamenco. Touring with his band Lailo, Latcho played with Antonico Reyes, and members of the Gypsy Kings family and other notable musicians of the time in Europe. Latcho & Andrea decided to leave Europe and relocate to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Since then, their local popularity has soared and they have been consistently performing throughout Puerto Vallarta. The Blond Gypsies return to The The Palm with three shows only Jan. 26th, Feb. 14th & 28th.
Luna Rumba, featuring Cheko Ruiz on vocals and guitar and George “Geo” Uhrich on violin, mandolin, Flamenco and electric guitars, also returns to The Palm. Luna Rumba is a fusion of Gypsy, Latin, Celtic, Flamenco, Middle Eastern and Rock, all spiced up with hot Rumba and Cuban rhythms. From beautiful, romantic ballads to fiery dance pulsations, the group will delight a diverse audience with its infectious sounds and rhythms. Their music has been judged “world class” in international songwriting competitions with Cheko as a finalist in the World Music Category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Another song from their CD entitled ‘Espiritu Amor’, written by Geo, was awarded “Honorable Mention” in the USA International Songwriting Contest and placed second in the world in the instrumental category. Their first CD entitled ‘Sin Fronteras’ was just awarded the Vox Populi (People’s Choice) winner in the Latin music category of the World-wide Independent Music Awards. Luna Rumba returns to The Palm for three performances, Jan. 31, Feb. 11, Mar. 3. See calendar link below for more information and showtimes.
The Palm is well-known for bringing top notch, cutting-edge entertainment to Vallarta. Inside you’ll find an intimate, completely refurbished 90-seat cabaret with outstanding sound and lighting, creating the ambiance of cabarets from days gone by. Shows are scheduled seven days per week with two different shows nightly through April, 2015. The Palm also offers matinees at 4:00 p.m. on selected shows.
The Palm is non-smoking (a patio is provided for smokers) and is located at Olas Altas #508, in the heart of Zona Romantica. Tickets may be purchased online 24 hours a day, and at The Palm’s Box Office, open at 11:00 a.m. daily. A full calendar of performances, information and online tickets are available at www.ThePalmPV.com. Box Office opens at 11:00 a.m. daily. You can also find the Palm on Facebook at The Palm Cabaret and Bar.