Party on the Plaza: Pura Vida Orquesta

Hult Center Plaza
Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 5:30 pm
Free; no ticket required

Hult Presents

Pura Vida Orquesta is an eight piece Latin band based out of the Pacific Northwest, Portland, OR. The band plays Salsa, Timba, Cumbia, Cha Cha Cha, Latin Jazz, Merengue, Bachata, and Latin Funk. Led by Saxophonist and Vocalist Gabriel (Paquito) Martinez from Costa Rica, Pura Vida Orquesta has been a mainstay in the Portland Latin Music Scene and includes amazing musicians from diverse backgrounds.

This is a band mainly composed by musicians from Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Cuba, and USA who have studied in the different musical schools of their countries, putting together a contagious and energetic project of Live Salsa Band genre in Portland; among its successes we can mention it's periodical performances in prestigious Portland salsa venues. Several of the band’s musicians have also played in many cities in the United States such as New York, Miami and Seattle and throughout Washington and Oregon states. The band's performances are very diverse and allow the public to explore a variety of Latin rhythms to complete the festivity flavor that makes dancers enjoy the dancing. The band is currently in pre-production for their upcoming release on Mae Records, a subsidiary of Sony Music.


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