Pachanga at ‘Music by the Lake’ June 12

Published 1:45 pm Friday, June 10, 2011


The June “Music by the Lake” concert at Blue Ridge Community College will present Pachanga on Sunday, June 12 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Pachanga, the Latin sound of the low country, is a three-piece band from Bluffton, S.C., that started in 2003 as a percussion band playing African and Latin rhythms (Afro-Cuban) using various instruments such as congas, bongos, shakers, cowbells, maracas and cajon. The following year they chose to become more than a percussion band adding keyboards and vocals and evolving into Pachanga.

Musicians in the band are Juan Buzo on drums and vocals, Jesus Hernandez on keyboard and vocals and Fuzzy Davis on percussion and vocals.

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In recent years they have been playing only Latin rhythms, all danceable music, such as salsa, merengue, cumbia and bolero. They often perform the music of musicians such as Ricky Martin, Celia Cruz, Santana, Angeles Azules, Sonora Santanera, Joe Arroyo, Sonora Dinamita and Buena Vista Social Club.

Pachanga chooses to play a variety of selections, the classics, new, old and the most popular songs to which audiences enjoy listening and dancing.

The public is invited to bring a picnic and lawn chairs to enjoy an evening of music with friends and family beside the College lake. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will take place in the Thomas Auditorium in the Sink Building.

For more information contact Martha Howell at 828-694-743 or at

– article submitted by Lee Anna Haney