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ERNEST “CHICO” ALVAREZ PERAZA is a Cuban-American author, songwriter, vocalist and bandleader who currently leads his own band. He has been a performer for the last five decades and was also the host of a long running radio show, “New World Gallery”, which aired from 1986 until 2017 on Saturday and Sunday afternoons over commercial-free WBAI radio (99.5 FM).

As a performer, he has appeared on stage at various music festivals, such as Summer Stage, Celebrate Brooklyn, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Avery Fisher Hall, Damrosh Park, NJPAC, Queens Theatre in the Park and Flushing Town Hall, Harlem Jazz Festival, Battery Park Music Festival, African Street Festival and at The Skirball Center.

Since 2009, Chico has been teaming up with Panamanian musician MAURICIO SMITH, Jr. and together they have performing with the group Ran Kan Kán. Mauricio is also featured on Chico’s second album with THE PALOMONTE AFRO-CUBAN BIG BAND has now been released.

$20/pp donation to the musicians.


06 Jan 2023


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm






BeanRunner Cafe
201 S. Division Street Peekskill, NY 10566