El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, commonly known as El Gran Combo, is a Salsa music orchestra. It is the king of the classic Salsa rhythm and a source of pride for all Puerto Ricans. El Gran Combo has a reputation for having a powerful live band and an extraordinary choreography that inspires spontaneous dance fever. It has been a giant of the salsa genre for more than 50 years, serving as a reference point for all singers, musicians, dancers, and lovers of Latin music. During that time it has helped popularize salsa across the globe, releasing more than 40 albums, landing numerous Latin Grammy awards, and creating dozens of timeless classics that have become standard tunes for the genre.
When: Friday, September 9, 8PM
Where in Queens: Colden Auditorium, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11367
Admission: $39 – $89
This is part of India’s New Wave, a monthly showcase for contemporary Indian films that go beyond the Bollywood spectacle. In the September film, a panoramic vision of life in modern Mumbai unfolds through three alternately absurd, funny, and tragic vignettes. From the story of a humorless office worker venturing outside his cubicle for a mandatory day of forced fun to a portrait of an unhappy family drawn into a fantasy soap opera world, Island City explores issues like gender roles and urban alienation with insight, humor, and a touch of the surreal.
When: Sunday, September 18, 6:30PM
Where in Queens: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, NY 11106
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