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Tributo a las Divas Cubanas Set for Harris Center, 6/27

Tributo a las Divas Cubanas Set for Harris Center, 6/27

Fans of Afro-Cuban-Latin music who love high-energy performances will be treated to the exciting song stylings of Cuban vocalist and former member of Bamboleo, Yordamis Mergret, as she takes audiences on an electrifying musical journey. Yordamis pays homage to legendary Cuban Divas Celia Cruz, La Lupe, Celeste Mendoza, and Graciela as the first performer in Harris Center for the Arts' Four Slices of Cuba, a Cuban music festival.

Backed by the West Coast Salsa Orchestra, Yordamis will perform songs that have memorialized each Diva in her own right and still continue to be steadfast favorites.

Tributo a las Divas Cubanas - A Tribute toThe Cuban Divas will be presented Friday, June 27, 2014 at 8 pm. Tickets are priced at $19-$29; Premium $39; Students with ID $12. Tickets are available online at www.harriscenter.net or from Harris Center Ticket Office at 916-608-6888 from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Parking is included in the price of the ticket. Harris Center is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, CA, facing East Bidwell Street.

Yordamis Megret was born in the province of Oriente in Cuba where she enchanted all kinds of audiences acting and singing at Teatro Guiñol from the age of 5. In 1995 at 18, she graduated from Havana's esteemed music academy, Escuela Nacional de Arte (ENA) [National School of Arts] and shortly after her graduation Yordamis performed at a "Contest of Singers" in Havana. As a result, this beautiful Cuban talent quickly gained notice and she was provided opportunities to perform internationally.

Yordamis was first introduced to international audiences in countries such as Mexico and Guatemala. She sang with several bands like PG (El poder de la Generacion), directed by a prestigious musician Jose Luis Cortes (El Tosco), founder and leader of NG La Banda. Later, in 1998 she became part of the well-known Orchestra Bamboleo after a long tour through Mexico with former musicians of Roberto Faz Orchestra.

As one of Bamboleo's front singers, Yordamis Megret sang on the latest CD recordings, played in concerts and shared stages with Latin icons such as Gilberto Santa Rosa, DLG, Albita Rodriguez, and Charlie Saa, among others.

In 2002, after four years of successful tours and performances with Bamboleo, Yordamis launched her solo career, remaining in the United States to work on her new dreams and ambitions. While in Miami, Florida she shared the stage with former singer of Los Van Van, Israel Kantor, and trombone player and director Juan Pablo Torres.


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