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Since its establishment in 2004, Picoso has evolved from a trio playing on the streets of Seattle into a smoking seven piece band that regularly lights up venues around the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Their original music innovates while remaining rooted in the fundamental extemporaneous groove and feeling of The Cachao Descarga Sessions. Grounded in the Afro-Latino sounds of the Caribbean, Picoso’s all original music spans a dynamic spectrum from traditional Cuban son and Cha Cha to dubbed out Cumbia and Reggaeton, and of course their mainstay, Salsa. Picoso makes any event a party, and whether in clubs, festivals, or private functions Picoso brings a fire that is sure to get things moving. The urban Latin flavor in Seattle is championed by Picoso...they are not afraid to stretch beyond what is comfortably known as Latin or world music. The vibe is urban and very street, without losing the relationship to the ancestor sound.

Integrating a fully capable horn section with hard-hitting rhythms, the dance floor is blazing from the first note. The lyrical delivery, led by Puerto Rican Cantante (singer) Alfonso Gonzalez and backed up by 7-part harmonies is both passionate and playful, drawing in audiences like a warm hearth in winter. Time and again Picoso proves their ability to control the stage with facility and to send their audience home full of joy and asking for more. Organizer Pete Welch says "….come prepared to dance!".

This is an all-ages show until 11pm, then 21+ after that. The cover charge for this show is only $5.

Friday, June 17, 9pm.
At the Red Bicycle, 17618 Vashon Hwy