I was so saddened to learn that we’d lost one of the brightest and most beautiful souls of our dance community. It truly breaks my heart. Yuka-San was the epitome of elegance, grace, and class. We had the honor of sharing the stage with her on numerous occasions, and her talent and smile never failed to light up the room. Until we meet again, may she Rest In Peace and love.
Posted by Eddie Ortiz and Son Caribe on Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Multiple Selections As Best Of Honolulu By Honolulu Magazine – The City’s Best Live Music – Eddie Ortiz and Son Caribe – Hot Latin Nights! The Son Caribe Band Is Hawaii’s Band Of Choice For Live Latin Music! They have performed along side and opened concerts for almost every major Latin music event since 2000. Most recently they headlined their 3rd series of performances at the prestigious Blue Note in Waikiki – Hawaii’s premiere live music venue! Son Caribe is frequently called upon to perform internationally throughout the Far East, with performance tours in Japan, Korea, and the Philippines. The band has been featured on K5 TV’s popular summer music series Heineken’s Hot Hawaiian Nights! They’ve also received repeat selections as one of Hawaii’s top LIVE bands in Honolulu Magazine’s prestigious Music Issue! As well, Son Caribe has performed for numerous network and local television broadcasts. The band has recorded music for television and radio commercial broadcasts – among them international clothing company 88 Tee’s and University Of Hawaii Sports Television. Son Caribe’s CD “Salsa From Hawaii II” was a #1 Best Seller In Hawaii, and received ©GRAMMY Award Consideration for 2004 Best Salsa/Merengue Album! Son Caribe has performed as the opening band for ©GRAMMY winning Latin music luminaries CELIA CRUZ, ISMAEL MIRANDA, and PONCHO SANCHEZ. The Son Caribe Band has performed and shared the stage with Latin music recording artists LUISITO ROSARIO, JOHNNY POLANCO, CHINO ESPINOZA, TITO PUENTE JR., FRANKIE MORALES, YOKO MIMATA, JIMMY BOSCH, MARK GONZALEZ and HERMAN OLIVERA! Along with it’s Latin music, Son Caribe also performs numerous other music genres including Big Band, Jazz, Motown, Rock & Roll, Pop, and Contemporary & Top 40.