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Cubanarama and friends from Hudson County remember the way we were and where are we going….
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Dave is a New York City based singer songwriter. He was raised in Puerto Rico and currently performs his mesmerizing version of polyglot Spanish and English rock and reggae songs in clubs around New York City. He has just released his new album of Spanish Rock songs called “Cuentos de la Porta Del Sol (Capitulo Uno); available on iTunes and other online outlets. Dave is a New York City based singer/songwriter. His work is characterized by island-tinged rock rhythms underpinning consistently mesmerizing pop/rock songs. He is joined in the studio and onstage by a roving group of musicians that go by the name the “Mojo Conga Jam”. Regular members of the “MCJ” include David Patterson on guitar (alumnus of Atlanta Singer/songwriter Shaun Mullins and the Indigo Girls), David Gomez on percussion (internationally acclaimed Latin Jazz percussionist and Hiram Bullock/Omar Hakim collaborator), and various other luminaries of the NYC music scene. Dave incorporates varied rhythms into his writing, including reggae, rock and salsa, to name a few. The end results are sometimes playful, sometimes soulful, sometimes down-right rockin’, but always evocative tunes that the NYC crowd has begun to call “rhythmic rock”. Dave grew up in Puerto Rico and incorporates Spanish into many of his songs along with the random Hebrew rap and snippets of Yoruba chanting. His songs have appeared on television shows, feature films and international DVD releases and have been played on the radio all around the world. He has also worked with such stars at Richie Havens and has pitched songs to internationally acclaimed artists including Norah Jones and Carlos Santana.
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I love Miami, Ocean Drive, Art Deco buildings. I love Latin Salsa, Merengue, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba and Conga. And the food…. I love the food! The only thing missing in our lives is Tony Mendoza’s Art. When you experience the whimsical, humorous and vibrant colors of the vignettes in Miami’s Latin City Scape you will want to bring Miami and the Latin flavors home!
Born in New York City to Cuban parents, Mendoza grew up in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami where you can see the impact the Cuban influence has in his art. You can almost hear the sounds of the Rumba music coming out of the buildings, the hustle and bustle of every day life. You can hear the children’s laughter and smell the tobacco and cuban cafe! Come along for sneak peek into this amazing Artist’s work.