Linda Lucero, from Yerba Buena Gardens
in San Francisco, introduces us on our 20 Year Celebration Concert (2007)
Original Band Member, trombone virtuoso, Mr. Jeff Cressman.
The first couple stepping out!
Salsa Rueda de Casino (a dance style)
on the side of the stage.
Taking of during my solo.
Natalie and Jeff Cressman.
Omar Ledezma, Timbalero in action!
Abel Figueroa (Back) and Julio Areas
Master Bassist and also a Candela veteran, David Belove, taking a "serious" look at the chart!
From Left: Abel Figueroa, Marty Wehner, Jeff Cressman, and guest flutist John Calloway, playing John's arrangement of
"Canta Para El Mundo Entero"
Roberto "Bob" Karty, playing one of his trade mark "montuno" rhythms on the piano!
Dancing in the front and "working the crowd"
Vocalist-percussionist, Sandy Cressman.
Band leader Edgardo Cambon, on congas and lead vocals.
Nice shot of Edgardo, with the Yerba Buena Poster display on the back.
Julio Areas on Quinto drum during
"Respeto Pa' Los Mayores" one of our original songs.
Drummers from as far as Uruguay, wearing traditional Carnival outfits, joined us in celebration!
For aditional excitement, we brought the Candombe (Uruguayan rhythm) drumming group. Lonjas Del Golden gate" to play the song "Ayer Te Vi" with us. Fun!
The audience joined us!
Uruguayan Drummers "Lonjas Del Golden Gate," plus members of LA group "Urucandombe."
The drums walk towards the stage.
A big part on the afternoons fun was to get make up for over 21 people!
Party and Salsa Dance Time!
Daniel (left) and friend (unknown) Candombe drummer, during make up session.
Edgardo and Joni, playing the Uruguayan
Tamboriles de Candombe (Candombe Drums.)
Omar and Daniel : Venezuela & Uruguay!
More crowd fun!