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Chukale

Posted on Sep 18, 2015

Chukale

Chuckale for MAS Entertainment

Directed by percussionist and singer Gustavo Cereijo, Afro-Cuban Salsa Ensemble “Chukale” have been delighting Australian audiences since 2005.

A benchmark for Latin music in Australia, Chukale has supported international Salsa icons Sonora Carruseles from Colombia, Venezuela’s Grammy Award-Winners Los Amigos Invisibles and Grammy Award-Winning Cuban cultural institutions Los Van Van, Chucho Valdes’ Afro-Cuban Messengers and Juan De Marcos’ Afro-Cuban All Stars.

Chukale, dedicated to showcasing the cream of international Latin talent have recorded and performed with artists such as:

  • Felix Baloy
  • Polo “Polito” Tamayo
  • Antonio “Leal” Rodriguez
  • Sixto “El Indio” Llorente
  • Marialy Pacheco
  • Gonzalo Porta

The band has built its reputation performing at a variety of venues and events, such as:

  • Cloudland
  • Byron Bay’s Beach Hotel
  • Woodford Folk Festival
  • Bellingen Global Carnival
  • Darling Harbour’s Fiesta Festival
  • Sydney Salsa Congress

Band Members:

  • Gustavo Cereijo: Percussion & Vocal
  • Alex Nesevski: Timbales
  • Sacha Kloostra: Drums
  • Daniel Guerrero: Percussion
  • Steele Chabau: Bass
  • Christo “El Pulpo” Iconomidis: Piano
  • Robert Schultz: Trumpet
  • Shannan Marshall: Trumpet
  • Shane Hannan: Trombone
  • Joseph Roberts: Baritone Sax & Flute
  • John Sanchez: Lead Vocal
  • Stefania Serna: Lead Vocal

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