The party was already on as I joined a crowd of ecstatic concert-goers, halfway through Rumba Calzada’s set. The Latino beats and grooves had many people dancing and cheering at the Maple Tree Square in Gastown. I was amazed to see how band leader Raphael Geronimo was able to send the groove into hyperspace with his small percussion set. The solid rythm section was quite enjoyable to watch and hear too.
It’s too bad I didn’t have time to write this article earlier for you guys, as the band was set to play another free show at the CBC Studio One Jazz stage on Tuesday (yesterday). I’m sure many people took note of it when the band announced this other gig of theirs. :) Let’s hope they come to your neighbourhood soon! ;)