04/20/13 By Kimberly Chmura
KCC Productions presents Conjunto Progreso
Wednesday April 24, from 6-9 pm, North Shore Bandshell, Collins Ave and 73rd Street.
KCC Productions presents Conjunto Progreso at Miami Beach's Food Truck and Music Festival, Wednesday April 24, from 6-9 pm, North Shore Bandshell, Collins Ave and 73rd Street.
Miami's own Conjunto Progreso was nominated for a 2005 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album for their CD "Masters of Cuban Son" on Pimienta Records dist. by Universal Music. Their New CD titled "Master Sessions: Descarga &amp; Son: was release in early 2008 on Warner Latin/Union Music/Mojito Records.
Ever since its inception in 1998, the traditional Cuban Son ensemble Conjunto Progreso has taken audiences back in time to the nostalgic era of early Cuban popular music. They've been called "Cuban Son Masters", "Super Group", "21st Century Soneros" and "Keepers of the Flame" just to name a few. Grammy Nominated in 2005 fro "Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album" the group attended the Grammys later in February 2006. Also Conjunto Progreso was voted "Best Latin Band" Miami New Times 2010 and given a proclamation to the City of Miami in 2009.
Led by Johnny Aguiló, son of Cuban trumpet legend and band leader Rolando "El Ruso" Aguiló (Lecuano Cuban Boys, Orquesta Hermanos Castro, Conjunto Casablanca, etc) and grandson of Cuban Bass player Mario Aguiló (Conjunto Yumuri, Orquesta Saratoga, Conjunto Casablanca, Nat King Cole) , the group is an ensemble of middle age and young, aggressive Cuban musicians, who bring to the table a one of a kind traditional Cuban music experience. They are one of the hardest working bands in the nation, and there is never a weekend where the band is not performing. The orchestra (conjunto) sound, replete with powerful &amp; deep-groove descarga jams, is inspiring, moving, amazing &amp; out of this world!
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