Fiesta is a unique music ensemble that performs popular and folkloric songs and dances from Mexico and other Latin American countries such as Venezuela, Chile, Brazil and the Caribbean. A FIESTA! performance delights the eye and ear as it introduces the audience to the Music and Culture of Mexico. Dressed in colorful outfits, the versatile musicians of FIESTA! use song and native instruments, like the guitar, requinto, guitarron, accordian, trumpet, folk harp, marimba, violin and a variety of percussion to render authentic versions of Music from Mariachi to the many diverse Mexican regions. Active since 1984, this Hartford based group has enjoyed successful performances throughout New England at major college campuses, schools, libraries, outdoor concerts, senior centers, Wadsworth Atheneum, International Festivals, the Big E for the CT Governor and, recently, at the opening of Linda McCartney's, "Roadworks" exhibit at the New Britain Museum of American Art. FIESTA! is a 12 year member of the CT Commission on the Arts. Funding may be available to you. FIESTA! offers 30 and 45 minute programs and workshops geared around the Mexican Holidays: CINCO DE MAYO-Mexican Independence Day, DAY OF THE DEAD, FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE, THREE KINGS DAY and other International Festivals. A FIESTA! Workshop includes a discussion of the instruments and translations of popular songs like 'Cielito Lindo', La Cucaracha' and 'La Bamba'. FIESTA! members demonstrate how Music is woven into the Everyday Mexican Life of birthdays, funerals, political and religious celebrations, romantic serenading and more. A hallmark of a Fiesta! Performance is the wonderful audience participation of Singing, Dancing, Hand-clapping, Maraca-shaking, and joining in on the 'Gritos'. Energetic and uplifting, a musical presentation by FIESTA! provides an insight into the Spirit, and Mystery and rich Culture of our Neighbors to the South.
The MUSIC of the 80's has always been about FUN! and the cover band Orange Crush has always been about the 80's. Orange Crush most recently won Best Cover Band in the Valley Advocate for 2003 & 2004. (An award the group has received in 4 out of the last 5 years!) Since forming in 1996, the band has performed thousands of shows at hundreds of clubs, colleges, weddings, private parties, corporate events, Jack & Jill's, radio events, and benefits all over the country. You simply won't believe how many songs Orange Crush knows from that classic decade, and how well they play them! Starting with smash 'One Hit Wonders' that will hit you from out of nowhere, and then adding the most popular songs by the best known artists from the 'Golden Age' of MTV Orange Crush does 'em all! From the hard rock heroics of Twisted Sister, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake Journey and AC/DC, to the quirky genius of the Beastie Boys Talking Heads, Men at Work and REM (& everything in between) If you are looking for the BEST EXAMPLE of what the music of the 80's was all about then. . . Orange Crush is what it's all about right now! Don't miss out on a night of good times and great tunes by a band that has come to be known as legendary all over New England and beyond. Make it an Orange Crush night!
Three kids from West Hartford writing and playing some kick ass punk music. We'v been around for a while and have lots of experience.
2 For 3 Dollars is based out of Enfield,CT. A small town rock band that has and gets people talking. They are CT's finest and youngest indie/rock group and have played with a numerous amount of national acts. They are looking to perform any time and at any venu.