Alternate Routes: A Night in Havana featuring Jose Lorenzo and Timbason la Original

By | April 15, 2018
Alternate Routes: A Night in Havana
featuring Jose Lorenzo and Timbason la Original
7:30 PM on May 19, 2018
at Dominion Energy Center

Support Richmond Performing Arts Alliance (RPAA) by joining us for this special concert as part of Alternate Routes: A Night in Havana featuring Jose Lorenzo & Timbason la Original. Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts will come alive on May 19 as we are transported to the streets of Havana through the rhythmic beats of traditional and new Cuban music. Feel the spine-tingling effect of mambo, cha-cha, salsa, son, and bolero that inspire audiences to grab a mojito and hit the dance floor. Special guest dancers from Latin Ballet of Virginia will join the band onstage. Proceeds from this concert benefit the artistic and educational programs of RPAA.

About Jose Lorenzo & Timbason la Original 

Jose Lorenzo Reyna left Cuba in 1994 at the age of seventeen by swimming for three days to the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo. Eventually, he made his way to Richmond, VA to learn English, pursue his passion for music, and study Fine Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. He formed his band, Timbason la Original, in 1998.

Timbason takes its name from son, the most influential form of Latin music in the late 1800s, and timba, a Cuban version of America’s soul and funk. The newest and most provocative music out of Cuba, timba is like salsa on steroids. It incorporates Brazilian music, R&B, hip-hop, Latin jazz, and Cuban salsa. Son, on the other hand, is a style of dance music that originated in the Oriente province of Cuba. It is the foundation of modern salsa. Timbason combines all of this in a unique hybrid of modern Cuban music that is more up-to-date and more in tune with the real music that Cubans listen to today.

Tickets on sale now for $35 each!  Click below to purchase tickets online or visit the Dominion Energy Center Box Office at 600 East Grace Street between 10 AM and 2 PM Monday through Friday. For those interested in the full Gala experience, please visit our website or email Sara Greene at

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