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11-Piece Salsa Band Ritmo Masacote at Ryles Feb 18th

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Posted by Ana on February 16, 2010 at 11:04:12:

Ritmo Masacote is an irresistible, percussive-driven project full of Boston's best talent. Joel Massicot leads the group through a unique set of compositions and arrangements with focused directions in Timba, Salsa, Latin Jazz grounded in Cuban roots, all wrapped up for dancers and music aficionados alike. Everyone can Relate. Ritmo Masacote has a strong cast of well seasoned musicians, the majority of which are from Berklee College of Music, with Special Guest from New York, Christelle Durandy. Join us on Thursday, Feb 18 at 8:30pm for this special party with Ritmo Masacote.

“Creating the bridge between music and dance”

Entrance to the night is only $10, and if you pay only $3 more, you have access to Temporada Latina at Ryles upstairs between sets, where DJ Rob Suave will be spinning. PLUS, all attendees of the Ritmo Masacote concert will also have FREE admission to Club Caribe after. So get ready to party hop as we have 3 parties for only $13 happening in one night.

Show time is 8:30pm!! The 11-piece band will be playing THREE sets between 8:30pm and 12:30am. Meanwhile, both Temporada Latina Ryles and Club Caribe will be staying open until 1:30am for those who want to get some extra dancing in.

Read the Facebook event page, with over 140 confirmed guests, at:

What they're saying about Ritmo Masacote:

"Joel and friends deliver an irresistible, percussive-driven project, which is hypnotic to listeners and toe-tapping to the swinging dancers." -- Rudy Mangual, Latin Beat Magazine

"Irresistible, toe-tapping, hip, and head-shakingly groovy. Everyon can relate." -- Kevin Ball, former Host/Producer of Jazz Gallery (WGBH 89.7)

"Pianist Joel Massicot leads his group Ritmo Masacote through a unique set of compositions and arrangements on Fantagious that mix a wide palette of musical spices into a fantastic dish. Several tracks draw upon a straight-ahead Cuban influence, interpreted with a modern edge." -- Chip Boaz, The Latin Jazz Corner

"There is an independent spirit at work here, a sense of playfulness and adventurousness... The Ritmo Masacote band are a fabulous bunch of players, and on this date their talent really shows. Massicot’s piano playing is fluid and inventive, easily switching from intense Latin figures to gentle, almost classical ruminations...Highly Recommended." Pablo Yglesias, Editor's Pick,

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