Saturday August 10 at 8: Arts Garage presents Leslie Cartaya. Traditional Cuban music runs in her veins and jazz and American funk have shaped her artistic personality. Leslie admits to have discovered traditional Cuban and Brazilian music as she reminisces about her family, in particular her cousins. They were the first to teach her nursery rhymes and accompany her on the guitar while she sang.
Caribbean, Afro-American, Afro-Latin, and Latin American musical rhythms create a harmonious fusion in her debut CD, “No Pares,” a 19-track production, 18 of which she composed. “In this CD, my first experience as co-producer and musical arranger, I had the opportunity of working with renowned musicians who supported me every step of the way,” said this attractive brunette, who defines herself as a happy, adventurous, inquisitive, expressive, but most of all a perfectionist woman. With the release of “No Pares,” Leslie went up to the fifth position on the Miami Latin Reverbnation Charts and got nominated for the 2013 Latin Grammy as Best New Artist. In 2015 Leslie released her second solo album titled “Llevame Contigo.”
Arts Garage is located at 94 NE 2nd Ave in Delray Beach. Tickets are $30-$35-$40 at artsgarage.org or 561-450-6357. BRING YOUR OWN ... WHATEVER! The theater boasts cabaret-style table seating, where patrons can bring their own food and drinks, including alcohol. Music courtesy of KCC Productions.
Video: Live at Ball and Chain: https://youtu.be/P59R4a1ohJk