Con mucha salsa… y Azuquita

Sunday, April 22, 2012, 2 to 5 pm

María Rivas "Azuquita"

María Rivas a.k.a. "Azuquita"

Thanks to the legacy of one of Cuba’s greatest entertainers, a legend among legends, salsa will forever live in the hearts of millions of fans of Cuban popular music the world over. Her authentic musical style, regal demeanor, and generous spirit have also inspired many talented singers, including María Rivas, better known as Azuquita, who has said that her admiration for Celia Cruz is unmistakably the motor that drives her fabulous performances.

Inspired by her idol’s distinctive timbre and cadence, whether singing a bolero or a rumba, María Rivas delivers a masterful resemblance, and her shows are nothing less than spectacular. Indeed, it was under her stage time, Azuquita, that María entered as a contestant in Sábado Gigante’s “Ídolos de la Canción.” Needless to say, she won the Grand Prize.

This is an exclusive presentation of the Cuban Cultural Center of New York in recognition of salsa, one of Cuba’s most enduring contributions to popular music, and to expose audiences to the remarkable talent of María Rivas. Those who love and miss salsa’s most beloved entertainer will want to join us in this festive luncheon, where we will enjoy a succulent Cuban buffet with drinks, and dance the afternoon away to salsa’s greatest hits. Come take a trip down memory lane and give a big round of applause to… Azuquita!

Havana House Salad: Simple salad of mixed greens, tomatoes, and thinly sliced onions; served with roasted garlic vinaigrette dressing and a lemon wedge on the side.
Maduros: Sweet Plantains
Pollo Asado: Herb roasted plump chickens glazed with our signature mango ginger sauce.
Ropa Vieja: The most classic Cuban dish made from an old family recipe- marinated shredded steak, peppers, and onions.
Pernil: Succulent slow-roasted pork that melts in your mouth.
With the choice of saffron or white rice and red or black beans

Flan: Classic rich vanilla bean custard.
Includes soda, coffee and tea

Plus: Choice of the classic mojito or premium sangria

Havana Central
Broadway bet. 113th & 114th Sts., NYC


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This event is supported, in part, by the New York City Council of Cultural Affairs, and made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs New York State Council on the Arts