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Dinner:
Monday-Wednesday
5:30pm to 9:00pm

Thursday-Saturday
5:30pm to 10:00pm

Sunday
5:00PM to 9:00PM
*Open 2 hours before the show

Happy Hour:
Mon-Sat
4:30-6pm



Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero West
Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 510.238.9200


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ALBITA

Mar 11-Mar 12, 2011


Grammy Award Winning vocalist!

Friday 8pm &10pm $30

Saturday 8pm &10pm $30

 

Honored with highest award given to selected artists in Cuba , the “National Culture Award of Cuba”, Grammy and Emmy-winning Albita is the most authentic Cuban singer hailing from Havana that has been able to move the world through her music. Albita is “the reincarnation of a 1930's European chanteuse, a Berlin Cabaret singer transfused with Latin blood" says Los Angeles Times. As a young singer through her authentic roots, she made herself noticed by her dynamic contribution to the renovation of traditional Cuban music and adding a very personal style to her compositions, musical arrangements and singing.

Since arriving in Miami, FL in 1993, her electrifying and mesmerizing performance of contagious Cuban music has elevated her career to an international level, performing all throughout Europe, Latin America, Australia, Africa and Malaysia, where she has shared the stage with such greats as the late Celia Cruz, Tito Puentes, Oscar de Leon, Gilberto Gil, Juan Luis Guerra, Tito Nieves, Daniela Mercury, Miriam Makeeba, Phil Collins, Melissa Ethredge, and Tony Bennett.

While performing in Little Havana in Miami, she began to attract the attention of famous celebrities like, Gianni Versace, Quincy Jones, Madonna, Sly Stallone, Paco de Lucia, Marco Antonio Muniz, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, among others. Her high energy performance combines all genres of Cuban music: Rumba, Mambo, Son, Afro-Cuban rhythms and Folk. She does it with true authenticity to her Cuban roots. Her live performance is riveting and unforgettable, portraying a true artist who is here to stay.

Albita has recorded 8 albums in the states which all have been Grammy nominated. In the year 2004, she created her own independent record label, Angels’ Dawn Records, where she recorded and released the two time Grammy winning album titled “ALBITA LLEGO” which won in the category of “Best Contemporary Tropical Album of the Year” and for “Executive Producer” of the album.

In 2005, Albita signed a contract with producers from Broadway for a major role in the Musical Play “The Mambo Kings.” Albita’s role as Evalina Montoya received outstanding reviews portraying her as a charismatic and outstanding performer with a commanding presence on stage through the power of her voice and performance:

“…….famed Cuban singer Albita as nighclub performer Evalina Montoya, produces enough power to light the Las Vega strip for several weeks……”
Pat Craig
Contra Costa Times

“……Grammy award winning Albita is both worldly narrator and nightclub owner Evalina with her gorgeous and throaty voice,  she displays  tremendous  stage presence…..when she sings La Guantanamera she does so in her very unique  and uncomparable style .”
Chad Jones
Oakland Tribune

“……Albita prowls the stage as narrator and helpful owner of the small club, projecting a commanding presence through the power of her voice…….”
Robert Hurwitt
San Francisco Chronicle

“……As the sultry nightclub singer Evaline Montaya, we get a taste of Albita’s greatness.  This taste leaves us only hungry for more……”
Jennifer Carolyn King
Rugged Elegance, LLC



Albita has performed in four presidential inaugurations.  She was the Queen of Carnaval Calle Ocho for 2005, one of the largest Latin festivals in the United States attracting over 1 million people every year.
In 2008, Albita is the host of her own national television show with MEGA TV called “La Descarga Con Albita.” It is a musical entertainment show where Albita interacts and performs with top international artists.  Albita wins an Emmy award for “Best Arts & Entertainment Program” and the show wins two Emmys for “Art Direction, Graphics and Animations.”

In 2009, Albita released her latest production called “Mis Tacones” which includes a duo with international singing sensation Gilberto Santa Rosa. As executive producer, singer, composer and arranger, this album promises to be another Grammy contender.

Albita, without a doubt is one of the most versatile artists of our times.