Cito’s El Cantante returns to the Cape

Cito’s El Cantante returns to the Cape

After the incredible response first time round at Berties Mooring in Gordon’s Bay, El Cantante returns for one night only on Sunday, February 2 at 6pm.

Cito’s El Cantante first visited this venue last year, and since then, has been receiving constant requests to return. Their visit this weekend has been the first opportunity to return and they will be obliging the audiences with reprising the programme of Cito’s (of WONDERboom fame) Spanish favourites from 6 to 8pm.

Guitarist extraordinaire, Martin Schofield will once again join him on guitar.

WIth El Cantante (the singer), Cito heads back to his Puerto Rican roots, performing his unique acoustic versions of the Spanish classics that he grew up listening to.

The rhythms and styles of bolero, tango, mambo, tejano, mariachi and traditional folklorica are included in the musical line-up, highlighting traditional favourites from countries including Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico and others. Pop favourites presented in Cito’s unique arrangements include ‘Cielito Lindo’, ‘La Bamba’, ‘Besame Mucho’, ‘Carnaval’, ‘Cancion del Mariachi’, ‘En Mi Viejo San Juan’, ‘El Cuarto de Tula’, ‘Mi Tierra’ (Gloria Estefan) and ‘Sobrevivire’ (I Will Survive).

Cito was born in Los Angeles, California and most of his childhood was spent in an Hispanic community in Queens, New York City. Both parents influenced Cito with their musical abilities – especially his Puerto Rican mother, who sang and played Spanish guitar.

Now living in South Africa since his teens, Cito is best known as the frontman of the legendary multi award-winning rock band, WONDERboom; now in their 18th year on the local music scene. Showcasing his diversity in recent years, Cito has portrayed Jesus in the hit musical ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’; Frederick Trumper in ‘Chess – The Musical’ and more recently in Cape Town singing Queen’s music in Bovim Ballet’s ‘Queen at the Ballet’ (which travels for the first time to Johannesburg in March).

 

* Berties Mooring is situated on The Boardwalk, Harbour Island, Gordon’s Bay.

No cover charge.

For more information, call 021 856 3343.