Cito - El Cantante (the singer) at Le CanardLe Canard Restaurant
A first of its kind for SA audiences: renowned singer Cito presents a programme of his Spanish favourites, proudly hosted by Le Canard's Supper Club.
Back by popular demand, now with his brand new show; “Cito – El Cantante”, Cito heads back to his Puerto Rican roots, performing his unique acoustic versions of the Spanish classics that he grew up listening to.
Cito was born in Los Angeles, California and most of his childhood was spent in a 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 award-winning rock band, WONDERboom; now celebrating their 16th year on the local music scene. Showcasing his diversity in recent years, Cito has had media and audiences alike raving at his heart-stopping portrayal of Jesus in the hit musical Jesus Christ Superstar; Frederick Trumper in Chess - The Musical and more recently singing Queen's music in Queen at the Ballet.
Performing alongside Cito in Cito – El Cantante is old high school friend and flamenco guitarist extraordinaire, Michael Dix.
And with Cito also on guitar, audiences will be provided an evening of pure delight, seeing Cito in this intimate setting as never before.
The rhythms and styles of tango, mambo, tejano, mariachi and traditional folklorica are included in the musical line-up. Pop favourites presented in Cito’s unique arrangements include Cielito Lindo, La Bamba, Besame Mucho, Cancion del Mariachi, En Mi Viejo San Juan, El Cuarto de Tula, Mi Tierra (Gloria Estefan) and Sobrevivire (I Will Survive)
Says Cito, "These classics are part of my best childhood memories, singing them around our home constantly but have never performed them on stage before.
I'm thrilled to be back at one of my favourite venues, Le Canard, ready to head outside my comfort zone and perform these songs to an audience for the very first time. I think that my mother would be proud. I'm nervous and excited at the same time; I can't wait!"
Chet Diepraam of Le Canard adds to the air of excitement, “We have had quite a few “firsts” this year, and this Supper Club event in particular is going to be quite special. Nervous energy and professionalism of these entertainers and the sexy Latin French cuisine will present an exceptional and avant-garde evening. Olé!”
A specially prepared 4-course menu of Spanish Latin influence, with choices, will be enjoyed by diners. Expect a few passionate red chilli notes mixed with cool salsa surprises, but still keeping the French influence of Le Canards award-winning kitchen, with guidance from Chef Patron Freda Appelbaum.
The exclusive wine partner for the event is award-heavy Graham Beck Estate, beginning with the luscious Brut Rose, then a selection of the Game Reserve range in proud support of Cito’s rhino-awareness and Peace Starts campaign.
Saturday 17 November 2012, 7pm
Tickets for the soiree are at R390, and are all inclusive of dinner, wines and show.
Bookings are on 011 884 4597 or email@example.com
Enquiries and interviews:
011 884 4597
Web site: http://www.lecanard.co.za
Le Canard Restaurant, 163 Rivonia Road Morningside Sandton Johannesburg Gauteng South Africa