VIVA! – Ran Kan Kan
March 12, 2022 to March 12, 2022
Standard: £12, On door/pay more: £15, Pay less: £10
Ran Kan Kan are back – conjuring the mambos, rumba and son montuno classics from the golden years of Cuban big bands. With virtuoso keyboards, bass and tres (Cuban guitar), heart-stopping melodies led by vocalists Melisa Akdogan and Karla Peña, and lavish brass and woodwind, Oxford’s 20-piece Cubanista big band bring you an evening of syncopated rhythms and live dance music.
Arrive in time for a dance class from 8pm led by the charismatic and talented Cuban DJ, Ariel Rios, who will get you in the mood to shake your stuff Cuban-style, and keep it caliente on the dance floor, spinning tasty Latin and salsa tunes through to midnight.
“Super-hot percussion keeps the audience moving, the brass section provides a lavish opulence to proceedings and the powerful vocal harmonies impress. Thoroughly exhilarating.” George Fogarty, Morning Star
7:30 doors open
8pm DJ Ariel Rios
8:30 pm dance class Ariel Rios (30m)
9pm Ran Kan Kan (45m)
9:45 DJ Ariel Rios
10:15 pm Ran Kan Kan (45m)
11pm DJ Ariel Rios
Old Fire Station, George St, Oxford