Angelucho CopaCabana / Cuban Music in Houston
A commanding voice on the tropical music scene.
Origin / Cuba—The Cuban singer, Angel “Angelucho” Bermúdez, has long been Houston’s most elegant Salsa artists and boasts one of the most commanding voices on the tropical music scene, a graceful baritone that handles slow Boleros with romanticism and lively Salsas with verve.
His vibrant interpretations of the hot modern Latin rhythms with resonating brass and piano runs hearkens back to the golden age of Cuban music of the 1950s as well as the brassy and modern sounds of the New York Salsa and Cuban-influences Miami-sound rhythms. Angelucho’s excellent timing, unique inspirations, and his overall Latin soul have made him a favorite in Houston and other parts of the nation for many years.
His new recording under the guidance of producer/composer Rainel Pino features such great artists as the one and only Papo Lucca of “Sonora Ponceña” fame on piano, René Lorente on flute, and Kachiro Thompson on congas. He is also accompanied by Douglas Guevara on timbal, Jorge “Cro Cro” Orta on congas, and Ernesto Camilo Vega on saxophone.
The musical production is entitled “Soy Latino” and contains ten songs that range from Montuno, Bolero, Cha Cha Cha, Charangón to today’s popular Salsa. As always, Angelucho’s voice is endearing and the arrangements are modern and swinging, making his new Compact Disc a must for serious “Salsero”.
Myth Kafe / Greek Food in Houston
To us, “Siga, Siga,” means all good things take time.
Origin / Greece—Myth Kafe is a warm, inviting, hidden treasure in the southeast corner of Downtown Houston. Not easy to find, the restaurant is nonetheless a favorite of many working men and women who pour in during the lunch hours and gobble down gyros and lemon chicken with the housemade “mystic potatoes” which are seasoned with lemon, mustard and rosemary.
During the evening the pace slows down and residents of the East End and Midtown come to enjoy a long, leisurely dinner with a carafe of the complimentary house wine. (The cafe does not have a beer and wine license but does offer wine, as it’s part of the Mediterranean tradition to offer wine to your guests.
Patrons are also welcome to bring their own wine or beer without a cork fee.) The pace of the restaurant is slow, thus their slogan “Siga Siga,” or “Slowly slowly,” meaning all good things take time. Being patient has its rewards, though, and here it comes in the form of perfectly moist meat, vegetables that aren’t abused or hidden in sauces or cream, and genuine Greek desserts that are made from scratch in-house.
Myth Kafe is owned by Georgios Petrou, his wife, and the cook, Charalambos, or “Harry” for short. The team is a small one but all having worked in tourism in Athens, are very sensitive to the needs of their diners, including when to leave them in peace to eat and converse without interruption, as is customary in Europe. Regulars know to flag down George when they’re in need of something else, and George- knowing the regulars by heart- usually doesn’t even have to ask what it is they need.
Find Myth Kafe at the Conservatory
1010 Prairie St, Houston, TX 77002
Also Myth Kafe is open for lunch Monday-Friday
11am to 3pm at it’s original location
1730 Jefferson St, Houston, TX 77002
Mon: 11:00 am to 12:00 am
Tues: 11:00 am to 12:00 am
Wed: 11:00 am to 12:00 am
Thurs: 11:00 am to 12:00 am
Fri: 11:00 am to 2:00 am
Sat: 11:00 am to 3:00 am
Sun: 11:00 am to 12:00 am