Warapo has come a long way since its early days as a college band in Cuba in the late '90s. The four-man, two-woman Cuban fusion band secured multiple nominations at Cuba's most prestigious music awards in 2008 with their second album, "Tengo Nada," earning nominations in the Fusion, Pop, Graphic Design and DVD Multimedia categories. The sextet was founded in Santa Clara, Cuba, in 1998 by six university friends. Playing radio-friendly Latin fusion rhythms steeped in the Cuban tradition, Warapo immediately found broad support, winning the title of "Best Amateur Band" in November 1998 at the 14th Artist College Festival in Holguín. Show starts at 8:30 p.m. No cover.
"Celtic music means fun, lively, diversified music," says Kheltica's founder, Jean-Claude Dhuez. "But it's principally means sharing good time together." That sentence captures the spirit of Kheltica, who came together in 2009 for a St. Patrick's Day gig and, fueled by the show's surprising success, kept on playing. Kheltica's eclectic mix of songs and dances from Brittany blended with traditional Irish and Scottish folk music is rivalled only by that of the band's make-up: a singer and a mandolin player from Scotland; a British piper; French drummer; Russian guitarist; South African bass player; Malaysian violinist, and French flautist. "We had a Khmer violinist," says Jean-Claude Dhuez, said flautist, "but since he got married, he's disappeared!"Show starts at 8:30 p.m. No cover.
With his iPod and a library of Latin jazz, DJ Jimmy Campbell brings the spirits of 1950s Havana to The FCC Phnom Penh, where salsa partners will turn The FCC's upstairs dining room into a dance floor. Dancing starts on Saturday 21st Jan at 8:30 p.m. until late, and the more experienced dancers are always happy to dip and twirl with new followers of the craze. No cover.