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Latin American Folk Singers Headline West Bay Cafe at St. Kevin’s March 9

[CREDIT: West Bay Chorale] Czésare Santana and Hugo González Koppman headline the West Bay Chorale's West Bay Cafe March 9 at St. Kevin’s Church.
[CREDIT: West Bay Chorale] Czésare Santana and Hugo González Koppman headline the West Bay Chorale's West Bay Cafe March 9 at St. Kevin’s Church.
[CREDIT: West Bay Chorale] Czésare Santana and Hugo González Koppman headline the West Bay Chorale’s West Bay Cafe March 9 at St. Kevin’s Church.

WARWICK, RI — The West BayChorale’s annual spring coffee house concert, West Bay Café, is back, this timeat their new, more spacious home, St. Kevin Church, with headliners Czésare Santana and Hugo González Koppman

performing Latin American folk and love songs at their new Warwick home, St.Kevin’s Church.

Santana, asinger-songwriter of Latin Alternative Folk/World Music, hails from theDominican Republic, and lives in Providence. Koppman, a vocalist originallyfrom Chile, also lives in Providence.

“We’rereally excited about them,” said Jeni Luther, West Bay Chorale president.

Thetwo often play as a duo in Pawtuxet Village tea house Schastea, andInternational House, among other venues.

“Hugois a wonderful singer,” said Luther,” He doesthese glowing, luminous folk songs.”

The second half of the showwill feature performances by West Bay Chorale members and friends singing,performing dance or poetry, and playing instruments. One additional performer will be the Chorale’s

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accompanist, John Boutcher, a skilled pianist and teacher who is invaluable tothe Chorale, said Luther.

“There will be a nice mixof entertainment and every time we’ve held this event, people are dismayed byhow quickly the night has gone, wanting to stay and hear more. It isreally a fun evening out,” said Luther.

Regardingthe Chorale’s move away from their former home at Edgewood Congregational Church in Cranston,Luther said the move was necessary to accommodate the group’s growingfollowing.

“We just needed to find aplace that could handle a larger crowd,” Luther said, adding that Edgwood was a“wonderful” home for the group.

The West Bay Cafe will be held in the hall at St. Kevin Church, 333 Sandy Lane, Warwick March 9, from 7 – 9:15 p.m. Tickets, available at the West Bay Chorale website, are $17 in advance by March 2, and $20 at Door ($10 Children).

Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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