Submitted by ub on Wed, 10/12/2011 - 00:51

Tonight's concerts featured Orquesta Aragón, traveling from their native Cuba to New York to recreate the ambiance of some of the top dance halls of the 20th century, like the Palladium, the Village Gate, Havana San Juan and the Corso. These venues consistently drew diverse crowds dancing to the sounds of Latin luminaries, including Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Machito, Beny Moré, and La Lupe.

The Havana, Cuba-based Orquesta Aragón was founded in 1939 by Orestes Aragón Cantero in Cienfuegos, Cuba. They were lauded as the best Charanga band of that era, made their American debut at the Palladium and continues to enjoy a loyal following today.

To document this historic appearance, the performances were also be filmed as part of a documentary being produced about the band and its place in Latin music.

The private party was at the Metropolitan Pavilion, located at 125 W. 18th Street, with two New York City exclusive performances at 7pm and 10pm tonight.

Here are several video-clips of them performing. I am sending you these below...