Third generation in a family of professional musicians and dancers, Raphael Geronimo committed himself at age seventeen to serious musical studies under the direction of his father Boying Geronimo, and made his professional debut one year later.
Continuing his training he studied in Cuba at the Laboratorio Internacional de Folklore en la Habana and in New York City at the Harbour Center of Performing Arts. Raphael continues to lead and direct the band, Rumba Calzada.
More info below or on the Electropical Facebook event page for our gig this Saturday, March 24.
[flickr id=”6403710539″ thumbnail=”small” overlay=”true” size=”large” group=”” align=”right”]Say sayonara to winter and salaam to spring at Electropical on Saturday, March 24.
(Due to a St. Patrick’s Day event at the Backstage Lounge, Electropical happens on the fourth Saturday of the month in March only. In April and beyond, we’ll get back to our usual third Saturday of the month residency.)
Join DJ Marc Fournier and me at the Backstage as we serve up seasonal sounds from the five continents to the most open-minded and diverse crowd in the Pacific Northwest.
UPDATE: We’ll give away two tickets to the Soweto Gospel Choir concert on Saturday, April 7 at the QE Theatre.