Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
Get excited! The re-emergence of a sensational dynamic group comprising nine talented world musicians will perform the ‘new taste’ in music at the Subiaco Arts Centre this weekend.

Sabroson are a nine-piece ensemble that offers a contemporary take on Afro-Cuban music. Their mix of salsa classics, original songs and popular current tunes reworked with a Latin flavour is highly infectious and guaranteed to be a hit with audience members, young and old.

Some of the finest and hottest ‘salsalicious’ salsa, Latin, jazz, blues and sexy energetic original music will be heard storming from the bandstand. Sabroson combines traditional percussive rhythms alongside a fistful of well textured horns producing their own blatantly awesome grooves and arrangements.

Sabroson’s repertoire is unashamedly, though not exclusively, Latin; drawing from the vast pool of musical richness from Cuba, Puerto Rico, North America and Australia. The influences are unmistakable, Tito Puente, the Buena Vista Social Club, Eddie Palmieri, the Afro-Cuban All Stars, Santana, Ozomatli, James Brown, Cubanismo, The Cat Empire, Cold Play, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon and more.

Mark Gale, Sabroson’s bassist, said that Latin music has universal appeal.

“We always look forward to playing in front of a diverse audience and seeing the music emerge as a common thread,” Mark said.

Sabroson’s ‘essential nine’ combine the sounds of a big power-horn section with Adam Hall - Trumpet and lead vocals; Tilman Robinson - trombone and vocals; Ben Collins – saxophone and vocals; Joseph Naimo on congas and vocals; Steve Richter – timbales, percussion and vocals; Adolfo Chavez – lead vocals; Chris Tarr – drums; Greg Howieson on keyboard and Mark Gale on bass.

Sabroson’s play list is a fine argument for the notion that infectious dance grooves and lusty musical arrangements are the driving force behind a successful and highly entertaining performance.

Tickets are free and are available on the day from 1.15pm, with concerts starting at 2pm and finishing at 3.30pm, including a short break to enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine from the Subiaco Arts Centre bar.

The [email protected] series is a free community concert series that covers a mix of themes and genres suitable for all ages. The series runs every Sunday through to 3 October at the Subiaco Art Centre, 180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco. For more information visit or contact the city on 9237 9222.

Season at a glance

19 September Sabroson – Contemporary Afro-Cuban music

26 September The DomNicks
Classic rock ‘n’ roll with Perth’s rock legends

3 October Justin Freind
Perth’s favourite tenor

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This media release relates to the next performance of the City of Subiaco’s [email protected] concert series being held this winter. The concert series is now in its twenty-third season and aims to provide the community with free accessible entertainment for the local Subiaco residents to enjoy.

Please feel free to include information on this upcoming concert in your public community announcements or media publication and help let the local community know about the wonderful free entertainment being presented. If you would like to arrange an interview or would like more information please contact our media representative, Leigh Jarrett, on 1300 159 950 or [email protected]
Leigh Jarrett
P: 1300 159 950


City of Subiaco, [email protected] winter concert, free musical event, 16 September, 2.00pm to 3.30pm, Subiaco Arts Centre



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