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Asalto Navideño: A PR X-mas in New York

Music from the FANIA Years with Spanish Harlem’s hottest group


w/special guests Fania All-Star Yomo Toro, King of the Cuatro, and Cortijo alum Sammy Ayala

Friday, December 28, two shows: 8 & 10 pm

204 Varick Street*

212.243.4990 or visit our website @ www.zondelbarrio.com*

Hear the hot salsa music from the Fania years alongside aguilnaldos, bombas & plenas.
The first 200 people will receive a free Fania music promo CD compilation “Que Viva La Salsa”

¡Sammy Ayala’s 75th Birthday!


SOB’S Concerts
& Aurora Communications invite you to celebrate:

¡Sammy Ayala’s 75th Birthday!
Friday, February 22, 2008

An original, co-founding member of Cortijo y su Combo, singer/songwriter Sammy Ayala was part of the first all-black orchestra featured over Puerto Rican television daily in 1954 ….. ten years BEFORE the civil rights act was signed into Congress in the U.S. Rafael Cortijo’s group fused the music of the great Antilles, crossing color and economic divides, to pave the way for the upbeat salsa music we enjoy today.

Active in his senior years, Sammy Ayala is a member of Zon del Barrio alongside Yomo Toro who will be celebrating Sammy’s birthday. Read their bios @ www.zondelbarrio.com.

Take a look, hear the music, and i’m sure you’ll agree that Sammy’s life makes for an inspirational evening.

204 Varick St @ W Houston

DIRECTIONS: IRT #1 Train to Houston St or IND Trains A B C D E F to West 4

Doors open at 6.00 pm Shows are at 8.00 pm & 10.00 pm
ADMISSION $12 FROM 6-8PM & $15.00 AFTER 8.00 PM

“Discover Latin America”

Zon del Barrio & Sammy Ayala, Arturo O’Farril & Sophia Tosello
“Discover Latin America”
@ the Harlem School of the Arts,
Friday, May 9 @ 6:00 pm


Zon del Barrio & Sammy Ayala

Friday, May 9, 2008 at
Harlem School of the Arts
645 St. Nicholas Avenue

New York, NY 10030

Tel: 212-926-4100

Cost : Adults $8; Seniors and Students with ID $6
All children under 12: FREE


Sammy Ayala’s & Yomo Toro’s 75th Birthday

…& Sammy Rosa’ & Aurora’s birthdays too
Celebrando los cumpleaños de los leones –y la leona– del Zon del Barrio

* *
Sammy Ayala, Nelson Mathew Gonzalez, Tito Gonzalez, Oreste Abrantes, Luis Arona, David Fernandez, Luisito Ayala, Sammy Rosa, Aurora, & *Yomo Toro*: the King of the Cuatro, El Rey del Cuatro

*Friday, July 25, 2008

204 Varick Street @ W. Houston
New York, NY
/Two shows: 8 & 10 p.m/.
For more info & table reservations: 212.243.4940
#1 train to Houston St.
A B C D E F trains to West 4


L to R: Mathew Gonzalez; Sammy Ayala; Pedro “Pocholo” Segundo; David Fernandez; Aurora; Tito Gonzalez; Luisito Ayala; Sammy Rosa and up front is Ruben Lopez w/ Yomo Toro.