La Sirena y Orquesta Mar de Ashe
Cuba. Puerto Rico. Nicaragua. Venezuela. Mexico. Honduras. The Dominican Republic. Peru. Colombia. Guatemala. Chile. And, of course, the United States. These are among the rainbow of nationalities that harmoniously blend together into the mighty ocean of talent that is Orquesta Mar de Ashé!
Orquesta Mar de Ashé is an electrifying 10 piece band that specializes in Latin/Afro-Caribbean music—Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia, Latin Jazz, Son, Cha Cha, and Bolero. We sport a smokin' horn section, and a great traditional Latin rhythm section.
But what really makes us different from all the rest? We call it “Voces en Armonia”—voices in harmony. La Sirena and Oscar Daniel create a completely unique vocal blend, creating a balance between male and female lead vocals, with sizzling harmonies, and romantic duets. Add to that our bilingual approach, bantering with the audience and each other in Spanish and English; and top it off with our extraordinarily large repertoire, which makes it possible to fill a night with nothing but pura Salsa; or an evening of Cuban music or Latin Jazz; or Merengues, Bachatas, and Cumbias for a Central American event; or even a large selection of Salsa in English, to appeal to the full-spectrum audience – we can please any crowd, no matter how diverse! With its unique vocal sound, big brass, and traditional Latin percussion, Mar de Ashé plays both covers and originals, giving you something at once traditional, and yet completely fresh and new -- with its bilingual approach appealing to the full-spectrum audience.
We Have Performed At.
Corporate events for clients such as Macy's, Microsoft, Lawson Software, Univision, the Irvine Barclay Theatre, and the L.A. Galaxy -- often in large venues such as Knotts Berry Farm, Staples Center, Orange County Great Park, the AMC Walkway in Downtown Burbank, or the Home Depot Sports Center.
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Many, many parks, festivals, and city concerts, from Santa Monica to Palm Springs, such as.
Burbank's “Come Out & Dance Under the Stars”; “The Dinah”; Redondo Beach Lobsterfest; Irvine Global Village Festival; Camarillo Fiesta and Street Fair; National Orange Show; Laguna Beach Sawdust Festival; Fullerton 5 de Mayo Celebration; Summer concerts for cities like Downey, Santa Monica, and Bell Gardens; Watts Third World Arts Festival; Feria de Centro America; L.A. International Marketplace (sponsored by 94.7 the Wave); Taste and Sounds of Marina del Rey; Pico Rivera Sizzlin' Salsa Festival; etc. etc.
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Educational institutions like Campbell Hall – where we were fortunate enough to perform with “Dancing With the Stars” pro Louis Van Amstel!
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Philanthropical events such as Stand Up 4 Education, Puerto Rican Hurricane Relief, or for organizations such as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Boys and Girls Club of San Fernando Valley, or Cedar Sinai Medical Center.
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Business events such as mall openings (Santa Margarita Town Center), or the Black Business Expo.
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Fund-raisers for churches like Miraculous Medal and St. Benedict's.
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Weddings. -- we love Romance!
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And of course, numerous club/restaurant venues and private parties across Southern California.
The talented members of this 10-piece orchestra have played all over the globe for such diverse artists as Stevie Wonder, Dizzy Gillespie, Linda Ronstadt, Earth Wind & Fire, Diana Ross, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Luis Enrique, Bobby Caldwell, Luther Vandross, Doc Severinson, Mel Torme, Aretha Franklin, and James Brown, to name only a few.
So watch out--once the waves of Mar de Ashé wash over you, you'll be having so much fun, you won't know what hit you!
*La Sirena will work with you to create a detailed itinerary for your special day. You can even choose the songs you want to hear from our extensive list!
*We can MC in both English and/ or Spanish.
*So that the music never stops, we can play CD's between sets, or work with your DJ.
*We can also play soft music for your ceremony, dinner, or cocktail hour.
*And -- ***New***
In these trying economic times, Mar de Ashé offers an alternative for those who would still like world-class entertainment without the world-class price tag. For those with either a restricted budget or restricted space, we offer a trimmed down 7-8 piece band that still sounds dynamite, while making it easier on your pocketbook.
Mar de Ashé provides live music for all occasions.