PONCHE! (pronounced "Pone-CHE!") is an 7 piece, High energy salsa
Whose members are comprised of talent as near to us as Humboldt County
As far as Argentina and Spain. These players have been in many Latin , jazz
and reggae Bands, and from this WELL of professional experience, bring a Musical
To create an evening of Irresistible Dance Rhythms.
The musical inspiration for the group is the new evolution of Afro-Cuban
"Timba", (pronounced "Teem-bah"), which combines Funky Rhythmic Grooves
The Bold and Exciting melody lines of Salsa and Jazz, into a Blistering
Polyrythms that simply pull people to the dance floor and keep them
The Modified Drum Set with the addition of Timbales and Latin Percussion
instruments, Congas, Guiro, Piano, and Electric Base Guitar form the foundation
the soaring Saxophone, explosive Trumpet, and Trombone section.
With these elements, the merging of the sounds of Salsa, Rhumba, Songo, Jazz,
Funk, and tones of Hip-Hop, represent the Blending of Cultures African,
Spanish, and French, giving testament to the Beautiful Diversity and far
reaching appeal of the
Ever changing face of the music of CUBA!!
Originally an instrumental dance band, PONCHE! now performs mostly vocal
tunes, creating a whole new level of Excitement and Authenticity.
PONCHE! Has performed at numerous festivals, such as the Oyster Festival, The
Summer Arts Fair on Benbow Lake, and REGGAE on the RIVER.