Nelson Leader : March 28th 2013
12 THE NELSON LEADER, MARCH 28, 2013 ARTS Put more money in your back pocket with.... Talk to Harcourts Now. New Zealand's # 1 Real Estate Company Contact Harcourts Nelson 03 548 3034 5202646AB PHARMACY 03 548 6495 11 TAHUNANUI DRIVE (OPP KFC) HARLEYS PHARMACY SPECIAL: $46 for 4 A $24 for 2 $13 for 1 (Family Pack) 5240256AA Get Your Body Ready For Winter Up to 3 months protection from the bacterial complications of colds TAPS Approval NA 2885 HELPS PREVENT: Sore Throat Runny Nose Sneezing Coughing Offer valid until 13th April. Protect yourself and your family NOW. Phone 546 6336 or 0800 167 167 5196074AA South American flair: Cafe Latino play their first gig at The Playhouse this Saturday. From back left, Jack Cristiano, New Zealand, bass; Sueli Arenhardt, Brazil, vocals; Karen Allende, Chile, vocals; Uli Rainbow, Germany, percussion; Javier Rey, Chile, lead guitar; Trevor ''Casador'' Hunter, New Zealand, keyboard. Front left, Hector Chirinos, Venezuela, drums, Luli Val, Argentina, lead vocal. Absent: Andrew Leachman, England, saxophone. Feel the rhythm of lively Latino music By PHIL BARNES A band of musicians and singers who are mainly from South America but living in Nelson are performing pub- licly for the first time this Saturday at The Playhouse near Mapua starting at 7.30pm. The group's founder, percu- ssionist Uli Rainbow, said the band, called Cafe Latino, was founded last year and members from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Venezuela, Eng- land, Germany and New Zea- land have been practising together ever since. I was considering opening a multi-purpose cafe in Nelson specialising in everything Latin as I have been organis- ing and DJing for Latin dance parties for over eight years,'' he said. And it was always my dream to include live music. But the high cost of getting other bands here to Nelson prevented it as Latin bands traditionally have large numbers.'' However, Uli said that because Nelson has a substan- tial number of Latin music and dance enthusiasts, and because the number of visitors from South America to New Zealand had increased in recent years, he and his Brazilian partner, Sueli Aren- hardt, decided to start a local band. And we soon found musicians who were interes- ted to join us.'' He said while most of the members were already living in Nelson, the band's lead singer, Argentinian Luli Val, from Buenos Aires, was just passing through. Uli said Luli was also a tal- ented artist, actor and ballet dancer but she had enjoyed playing with Cafe Latino so much that she had decided to stay in Nelson for the time being. Uli said Cafe Latino would only be playing covers of well know Latin songs initially as they wanted to perform music that people were familiar with and that they could dance to. Our music is really for dancing to rather than for just standing and looking. Even people not familiar with Latin music will probably know most of the songs we are playing.'' Uli said the band may eventually include some of their own material but this was not their main focus at the moment. Following their gig at the Playhouse, Cafe Latino will perform at The Boathouse on May 11, June 29, and August 10.
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