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State Theatre Presents Grupo Niche
(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents Grupo Niche in their State Theatre debut performance on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 8:00pm. Grupo Niche’s hits include “Cali Pachanguerno,” “Cali Aji,” “Sin Sentimientos,” “Una Aventura,” and “Gotas de Lluvia." Tickets range from $29-$85.
Founded in 1980 by Jairo Varela and Alexis Loano in Cali, Colombia, salsa group Grupo Niche is one of Latin America's most popular acts. Grupo Niche’s first major success was the release of Querer es Poder and the single “Buenaventura y Caney.” In 1984, the band produced its signature song “Cali Pachanguerno,” a hit tribute to the world salsa capital.
Grupo Niche is referred to as the “Salsa Experience” with its vigorous, up tempo dance music as well as slower-paced romantic numbers. Among its best known hits are “Cali Aji,” “Del Puente Pa’llá,” “Sin Sentimientos,” “Una Aventura,” “Etnia,” “Gotas de Lluvia,” “Han Cogido la Cosa,” “Mi Pueblo Natal,” “Hagamos Lo Que Diga Corazon,” “Duele Mas,” “Nuestro Sueño,” and “Canoa Rancha.”
We’ve lost many rockers in recent years, but Pat was one of us. When I first heard about his passing, I instantly recalled one special night at The Strand in Lakewood. DiNizio was part of a Backstage Pass show (one that turns the theater into a listening room with the audience sitting on the stage with the artist) in which Pat played a few songs and shared stories about his life. He was very introspective that night and might have given us a special New Jersey version of his old Las Vegas show “Confessions of a Rock Star.” These were stories about growing up in New Jersey, raising a daughter after a divorce, first successes with the band, and the moment he realized he wanted to play rock and roll for the rest of his life. The show was broadcast live on our internet radio station and after searching through old hard drives, the recording was found. What follows is one night with Pat DiNizio in his own words…
Light of Day Winterfest 2018 Photos
Light of Day Concerts were held throughout Asbury Park in January and photographer John Posada was on hand to shoot many of them. We gathered about 40 of his photos for a slideshow gallery across two pages in New Jersey Stage magazine.
Featured Music Video: "Gimme Gimme Rockaway" by Steve Conte
This month's featured music video is "Gimme Gimme Rockaway" by Steve Conte.
Bongo Boy TV - January 2018
Each issue of New Jersey Stage Magazine contains an episode of Bongo Boy TV showcasing music videos from around the world.