Thursday, October 12, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

MAXIMA ALERTA @ La Havana 59

The internationally acclaimed musical group MAXIMA ALERTA will play a especial concert at the biggest Halloween Party in New Jersey on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 beginning at 7:00 PM at La Havana 59 located at 110 Moonachie Avenue, Moonachie, NJ.

Free Admission + Prizes for Best Costume + & much more

This will be the place to be on this Halloween!!!

Make your reservations today.  Call 201-964-9515

Monday, August 7, 2017

Havana On The Hudson

Havana On The Hudson
Special concert with Maxima Alerta

The musical group Maxima Alerta will be performing a special free outdoor concert on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Hoboken Amphitheater located at 525 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken, NJ.  Everyone is invited to attend.  Maxima Alerta was one of Cuba's best known fusion bands.  The group has been touring the NYC area and are getting ready to release a new production.  Audiences can expect a variety of musical styles.  If you want to experience high energy Cuban music, don't miss this special one night only concert.

Havana On The Hudson
Special concert with Maxima Alerta
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
7:00 PM
Hoboken Amphitheater
525 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, NJ
Free Admission

About Maxima Alerta

Multi-award winning group Maxima Alerta“Latin Group of the Year” by Communitarian Media Network; Premio ARTE 2017 for “Best Latin Band”, “New Jersey’s Best Latin Group” by Cine & Novelas; Union City Artist Award; and final entry on the Latin Grammy’s.  

Maxima Alerta was one of Cuba’s best known and loved fusion bands.  The group has moved to the US and it is now based in the NYC area.  It is known for its fusion of Cuban Music and other genres forming a fresh hip sound.  From son cubano to conga, from cumbia to merengue, from rap to ballads… all with a fresh modern sound taunting audiences on their feet to dance and have a good time. 

The group became a local favorite, and for four years Ray worked hard to develop their unique sound and build a following.  In 2003 Máxima Alerta exploded on the national scene, hitting radio and television stations with two songs, “Echar pa’ lante” and “Adegüello 1895” which very quickly became popular throughout the country. Thanks to these successes, in 2004 they delivered their new album “Llegaron los Alertas”, recorded at Abdala Studios owned by renowned singer/composer Silvio Rodriguez with the French company Lusafrica, and joining their catalog and sharing the stage with popular groups such as La Orquesta Aragón, Polo Montañez, Anacaona, Isaac Delgado, Osdalgia, among others.

In 2005 Máxima Alerta was nominated to Cubadisco as “Best Album Rap, Dance and Hip Hop” which garnered the group great popularity both nationally and internationally, as well as topping the charts. Later in 2009 the group returned to the top of the charts with the song "La Figura" (“Ay Lola”) recorded with the multi-award winning and internationally renowned group Gente de Zona.

Later in 2011, they released the CD “Alertas para Todos”, recorded and produced by Nando Pro in Havana, Cuba. This is an album containing fourteen tracks, of which six featured special guests: Yulien Oviedo and Dantes (Charanga Habanera); Alexander Delgado y Randy Marcos (Gente de Zona); Sisto Llorente "El Indio" (Orquesta Aragón); Los Cuatro; and Alain Daniel and Ramón Lavado (El Chacal). The CD also features a song dedicated to one of the greatest Cuban baseball players, Victor Mesa.

After enjoying much success in Cuba, the group resettled in the United States, where they recorded a new production. In October 2015, Maxima Alerta was reborn in the US performing in two SOLD OUT concerts in New York City with legendary merengue singer Fernandito Villalona.  In 2016, Maxima Alerta released its new song "Vive la Vida" with an accompanying music video:

Subsequently the group had a SOLD OUT concert at the legendary Maxwell’s in Hoboken;  a SOLD OUT concert with bachata super star Anthony Santos at the historic 1,500 seat Park Performing Arts Center; a SOLD OUT concert with Los Van Van at the Infinity Yacht, and has performed at many large outdoor venues including the Cuban Parade Of New Jersey.  Most recently, the group also released a new single “Que Viva USA”.

“Cuban Music with more Flow”

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

NoHu presents AMELUK

AMELUK by Mimmo Mancini

USA Premiere in Union City

(Union City, NJ)  The City of Union City, Mayor Brian P. Stack and Board of Commissioners in conjunction with the NoHu International Film Festival present the USA Premiere of the feature film AMELUK by renowned Italian actor, director, writer, producer Mimmo Mancini on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Union City Performing Arts Center, 2500 Kennedy Boulevard, Union City.  Mimmo Mancini is one of the most highly-regarded and respected of filmmakers from Italy.  The event will be moderated by Hudson County filmmaker Frank Gigante.  Q & A and reception following the screening.  Free Admission.  Parking available at the 23rd Street parking deck located between Summit and Kerrigan Avenues.  

The story of a small town Muslim who happens to bear the cross… of reconciling Islam, Christianity, and Judaism.

Ameluk is a dramatic comedy about Italy’s internal struggle with immigration and social integration.  The movie deals primarily with religious issues through the eyes and the life of the characters, but, as customary in Italy, the conversation inevitably assumes political undertones.  The story is a light comedy punctured at times by dramatic moments born out of the depth of the issues and the stories of characters looking for an identity and a sense of belonging.

Ameluk is an ensemble film that deals with modern days Italians.  Jusuf’s participation to the staging of the “Stations of the Cross” brings to light the conflicts and taboos of Mariotto’s residents, which are also the same issues and concerns of many Italians: the co-existence of the Catholic faith with other faiths, the political turmoil, the search for instant notoriety, immigration.  In the background, a small town, which represents with its characteristics and common places - the church, the square, and the local café – the Italy of today.

Ameluk is also the personal story of an immigrant who tries to build a life for himself in a new country.  The movie talks about Jusuf’s efforts, loves, hopes, and attempts to resolve the disparity between a difficult past and a complex present, between the culture he left behind and the one he embraces at present.  In a situation bigger than he is, Jusuf will become the needle of the scale.

Brief Biography Mimmo Mancini:
Born in Bitonto (Bari) on May 18, 1960.

At seventeen he attends a professional acting course at the Piccolo Theatre in Bari and starts playing with local companies.  In 1984, he performs nationally in “The Merry Wives of Windsor” with Carlo Hintermann and Bianca Toccafondi, directed by Nucci La Dogana. After some cabaret, radio and TV experiences, he moves to Rome where he attends a specialized course for actors with Dominic De Fazio, member of the Actors Studio, and studies with him “cinema analysis”. He writes and stars in, along with Paolo De Vita, two theatre pieces: “ Non venite mangiati” and “Vi faremo sapere”. In Rome, “Non venite mangiati” opens at Trastevere Theatre in 1990 and is later presented at Teatro dei Satiri. More than one hundred performances are given throughout Italy. “Vi faremo sapere” opens in 1992 at Teatro dei Satiri and is later staged at Teatro Argot in Rome. “Sargassi”, a monologue written in collaboration with Vasco Mirandola, kicks off at Teatro Colosseo in Rome in 1995. His theatre work includes: “Buio interno” (1997), directed by Marinella Anaclrerio; “Notturno di donna con ospiti” (2000), written by A. Ruccello, with Giuliana De Sio, directed by Enrico Maria La Manna, who also directs the monologue “Lo Zì” (2006), co-written with Pietro Albino di Pasquale, staged for the first time at Auditorium Parco della Musica, and later at the Ambra Jovinelli Theatre in Rome and the River Side Studios in London, UK. To date, the show has run 43 performances throught Italy. His TV work includes: “L’attentatuni” (2000) playing special agent Orso, directed by Claudio Bonivento; “La guerra è finita” (2001) in the role of Sergeant Donati, with Alessandro Gassman, directed by Lodovico Gasparini; “L’uomo sbagliato” (2004) in the role of prisoner Poldo, with Beppe Fiorello, directed by Stefano Reali; “Distretto di Polizia 7” (2007), playing the villain Morace, directed by Alessandro Capone; the last series of “Maresciallo Rocca” (2007), appearing with Gigi Proietti. His cinema work includes: “Arriva la bufera” (1993), directed by Daniele Luchetti; “Colpo di luna” (1994), directed by Alberto Simone (special mention at the 1995 Berlin Festival); “A domani” (1997), directed by Gianni Zanasi (presented at the 56th Venice Film Festival); “Ospiti” (1997), directed by Matteo Garrone; “Lacapagira” (1999) directed by Alessandro Piva; “Il Caimano” (2005) directed by Nanni Moretti.  As a film director has made four short films : Shine on the sea - Arroganti- U su'- One Direction. Ameluk (2014 ) is the feature first film.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Bergen Performing Arts Center Presents

FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017 – 8PM
$99 (VIP ticket with Post Show M&G)-69-59-39-29

(Englewood, New Jersey-January 3, 2017) Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Willy Chirino - Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8PM. Purchase tickets at or by calling bergenPAC’s Box Office at (201) 227-1030.

Willy Chirino
Willy Chirino combines the musical traditions of Cuba with American rock and jazz, helping to create the “Miami Sound” of Salsa music.  The Cuban-born and South Florida-based vocalist and bandleader boasts a musical repertoire of over 100 songs and 30 albums making Chirino one of the most emblematic Tropical music acts around. More than 60 artists have covered his hit “Soy”, among them the Gipsy Kings, who sold more than seven million copies.

With a career spanning four decades Willy has racked up quite a list of awards for his musical and charity contributions to the Latino community: 2006 Grammy for Best Salsa/Merengue Album, 2007 Latin Grammy Nomination for Best Salsa Album, street named after him in Miami, a star on the famous and very Cuban Calle Ocho, a FACE award, and recognition by UNICEF and a Hispanic Heritage Award for his charity efforts with The Willy Chirino Foundation. 

Tickets available at: or Box Office (201) 227-1030

30 North Van Brunt Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 227-1030

About bergenPAC

Founded in 2003, the 1,367-seat Bergen Performing Arts Center, or bergenPAC, is the area’s cultural mecca. Housed in a historic Art Deco-style theater boasting one of the finest acoustic halls in the United States, bergenPAC attracts a stellar roster of world-class entertainment. The jewel in our crown is The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC – the innovative, educational performing arts initiative that, through programs, classes, outreach, school shows, and main theater presented shows, reach more than 30,000 students and community youth annually. The Performing Arts School provides community youth, age 2 months to 21 years, with unique, “hands-on” training in music, dance and theater by industry professionals. It is through the ongoing generosity of sponsors, donors, members, and patrons that the not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation bergenPAC and The Performing Arts School are able to thrive and enrich our community.

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