Heat up the Kimmel Center each month at La NOCHE! Experience the hottest live bands as you turn up the steam on the dance floor, led by host/dance leader Kevin Ngo.
Each month, we kick off the party with The La NOCHE Band, led by master percussionist Arturo Stable. We then welcome a different guest group to light up the floor.
8-9PM – The La NOCHE Band
9PM - Fulaso
Fulaso, short for Funky Latin Soul, is an unparalleled dectet impassioned by mixing classic salsa and boogaloo arrangements fueled by Latin World rhythms with slammin' funk and soul. Led by Los Angeles born front woman, Erica Ramos, with “…Broadway star power and control over an audience, a neo-blues-mama personality and pipes to match that fit the repertoire perfectly (Dave Coyne, Glide Magazine 2017), this tight troupe is committed to igniting bodies and minds with rhythmic reactions so powerful, it wakes and shakes the unconscious!
From the David Rubinstein Atrium at Lincoln Center and notable festivals like the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, and GreenRiver Music Festival, to the notorious NYC night clubs Brooklyn Bowl, Nublu, and SOBs, Fulaso is spreading a high energy dance party epidemic with a signature sound that emanates the 60’s and 70’s of Spanish Harlem in New York City since its inception in 2014. This unique ensemble has opened for iconic legends Joe Bataan, Harvey Averne, and Ismael Miranda. They have also been fortunate share the stage with contemporary favorites Pedrito Martinez, Troker, Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, and Karikatura, to name a few.
Fulaso's music is a pure window into the band’s incredible soul and original live sound. Fulaso boasts two self-produced EP’s recorded live to analog, and a third recorded this past November at The Creamery Recording Studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Following their first EP, Funky Latin Soul released in 2015, The Funky Basement was released on a two-sided vinyl 45 of La Rumba, backed with My Little Baby courtesy of Peace & Rhythm in association with Enlace Funk. Fulaso expects to release their third EP no later than summer 2018 and can’t wait to share the newest additions to their signature brand of Funky Latin Soul!