Ticket Tuesday Giveaway: Poncho Sanchez at the MIM
It’s Ticket Tuesday yet again! Get ready for a soul-touching, musical masterpiece: Poncho Sanchez.
The Los Angeles Times stated, “As Elvis is to rock and James Brown is to soul, Poncho Sanchez is to salsa.” A living legend, percussionist Poncho Sanchez illuminates conga rhythms by expertly blending African beats with Caribbean sounds and a little homegrown California soul. Elements of Latin jazz, swing and be-bop come together with the patented Poncho panache to create a show like no other. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience such a unique and mesmerizing concert! This Ticket Tuesday, we’re giving away two tickets to see Poncho Sanchez live at the Musical Instrument Museum!
A native of Southern California, Sanchez grew up listening to and playing an eclectic combination of sounds. His music draws upon influence from idols including John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Cal Tjader, Mongo Santamaria, Wilson Pickett and James Brown. With over 30 years of experience as a percussionist and bandleader, this Grammy Award winner is coming to the Valley of the Sun to share an unforgettable night of salsa, jazz and rhythm.
“The Latin jazz of Poncho Sanchez rolls on like a well-oiled machine, showcasing the verities that have made him North America’s (if not the world’s) most popular conguero-bandleader.”—JazzTimes
To enter our Ticket Tuesday giveaway, tell us in our comment section about what music makes you just gotta dance. Perhaps it’s a classic Cumbia or a throwback Jitterbug swing, let us know what gets your dancing shoes fired up. We will select a winner using random.org. We’ll allow 24 hours for commenting. Winners will be notified by e-mail sometime on Wednesday, August 24th. Comments are moderated and may take some time to appear. Please do not resubmit your comments — one is plenty.
Best of luck on this Ticket Tuesday! Be sure to check out all the excellent music, movies, books, video games, collectibles and more at your local Bookmans Entertainment Exchange. Our family-friendly events are always fun and free (and air-conditioned). For more information, visit our Events Calendar.
Tony Young August 23, 2016 at 10:24 am
If it has a beat and I can dance to it. I kid! Honestly, whatever my kids want me to dance to. Lately that’s been a lot of the Justins (Bieber and Timberlake) with some Beyonce thrown in.
Jacalyn August 23, 2016 at 1:21 pm
Ain’t nothing like a clave beat to get this boriqua booty shakin!
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Actually salsa music! A great friend of mine used to make me salsa dance with her everytime we went out.