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Latin Dance Band To Perform
At UW-Eau Claire Nov. 15
MAILED: Nov. 1, 2002
EAU CLAIRE — Cabaret Diosa, a nine-piece Latin dance band from Boulder, Colo., will take the stage Friday, Nov. 15, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Doors will open at 8 p.m. for the show in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. The 420 Allstars, a funk/hip-hop group from Minneapolis, and the popular Eau Claire jam-band Day Old Bread will appear as special guests.
“Experiencing a Cabaret Diosa show is like mamboing into an other-dimensional tiki club,” wrote Thirsty Ear magazine. “You find yourself swirling in a conga dreamland with a classic 1950s Latin big-band soundtrack.”
Playing what they call mambo exotica — a mixture of Latin beats and psychedelic rock — Cabaret Diosa aims “to make you dance as if it were your last night on earth, as if your pants were aflame with the fires of carnal desire.” The band has taken the exotic and sensual mambo, cha-cha-cha and rumba to packed houses coast to coast, and has opened shows for such legendary artists as James Brown, Harry Belafonte, Santana, Maceo Parker, The Wailers and Buddy Guy.
“Dancing often becomes compulsory at a Cabaret Diosa show,” wrote the Union County (Ky.) Advocate. “The body simply has no choice once the mambo-rock begins — the cells of every living organism conspire to unite in a riot of jubilant expression. And it feels nice.”
Tickets are $9 ($7 for UW-Eau Claire students) at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, and will be sold at the door. The show is open to all ages; proof of age is required in the bar area.
Patrons may charge their tickets to MasterCard or Visa when they order by phone. Call the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727 — or, outside the immediate Eau Claire area, call toll-free (800) 949-UWEC. A $3 handling fee will be added to all telephone charge orders.
The concert is sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate and Students for a Sensible Drug Policy.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: November 1, 2002