The explosive Los Habaneros are a force to behold live. Mixing musical styles from their native Cuba with the diversity of sounds in the musical melting pot of New York City, Los Habaneros transcend traditional musical genres to create a real fusion that whisks fans into hip-shaking abandon. The band is comprised of a young generation of Havana-trained musicians, including director and singer Gerardo Contino, artistic director and pianist Axel Tosca Laugart and percussionist Yusnier Sanchez Bustamante.
The band's debut album, Somos Latinos (2013), was produced by Latin GRAMMY-nominated Luisito Quintero, and included five-time GRAMMY Award-winning bassist John Benitez. Los Habaneros have toured in Peru, Canada, Qatar and all throughout the United States. They have played at the Kennedy Center for the Arts as official performers for TEDMED, as well as acclaimed stages such as the American Folk Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, BB King Blues Club, and many others. Praised for their “energy and charisma” by WNYC and hailed as “Best Cuban Dance Band of 2017” by New York Latin CultureMagazine, Los Habaneros are a delightful dance band that gets everyone moving and grooving.
Opening Act: How's About Charlie?
NeighborWorks® Blackstone River Valley
2019 Levitt AMP Concert Series Winner • June 14 – August 23, 2019
The Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series will return for the second year, enlivening River Island Art Park — an urban green space within steps of the city’s Main Street — and reinvigorating what was once a scenic and bustling public gathering place in the heart of the city. Through engaging, family-friendly concerts that bring residents and local businesses together, the 2019 series will continue to catalyze cultural, community and economic growth in the center of Woonsocket.
Presented by the NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, a nonprofit community development corporation that works to enrich neighborhood life throughout Northern Rhode Island, in partnership with the City of Woonsocket Office of Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, Downtown Woonsocket Collaborative, Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, St. James Baptist Church and College Ready Communities.