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Thursday, 24 December 2009, 11:01 AM



Todo el mundo con la mano pa'rribatodo el mundo con las manos pa'rriba....

As the premiere of AVATAR 3D courses through the hi-tech veins of the Bay Area, there were other accounts on an intense visual spectacle. After 9 years very long years, David Calzado y su Charanga Habanera delivers its now signature timbatón -timba con reguetón- concert to 800+ in attendance in San Fransisco on Tuesday night just past. More pictures and analysis to follow from Tom Ehrlich and Kevin Moore, but here are some quick juicy bits so you can get a taste of what you missed...click on the images to check out the video clips. 

Charanga en San Fransisco

Charanga Habanera en San Francisco

For the musos I'm happy to report that Charanga has incorporated the bomba gear into its arsenal. They used it very tastefully and of course its proved useful in the despelotera challenge, where the ladies competed to see which one got the best crowd approval.

Charanga tira la bombaits not just the tiny camera -  the sound system could not hold
 under the weight of Charanga's assualt 

We are happy to report that sound engineers who travel with Charanga Habanera, Eddy Portillo and Amilkar Mila told the producers of this historic show that the sound and backline set up and prepared for them was one of the best they have ever experienced in all their international tours. Mauricio Acevedo of Digit Sound, SIR rentals in San Francisco, and musician Omar Ledezma put in hours and hours of hard work to guarantee the sound systems for the show. 

That said, it is the opinion of many of our local musicians and TIMBA.com alike that Charanga needed more from the the sound system. For future shows we hope that Club Cocomo is better prepared by adding more control over the hi-end. Too many diffused highs added a white-noise cacophony while the lows just weren't tight and overly "boom-ey". The concern was not over the bass volume, but the definition and clarity of the low-end. But what does that matter when you are laughing and having fun? Once the despeloteras began facing off the vibe rose to a randy, contagious peak that could not be shaken off for the rest of the show. San Francisco did REPRESENT and we are happy that the home team won. Home girl broke it down and got down.

despelotera peruana con la Charanga Habanera Mexico and Peu are known world-wide for their love of TIMBA and
they did not disappoint. Can anyone help us confirm if she was
 representing Mexico? She really got the crowd going.

despelotera cubana con la Charanga HabaneraAfter that tremendous display David calls out for
 "una cubana" & she took it up a notch. 

SAN FRANCISCO REPRESENTSTo everyone's surprise, including Calzado, a San Francisco native
home girl steps up to the plate and hits it out of the park!
 Un FUERTE aplauso para la chica de la YUMA.

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