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Burst into spring with wine and song

Written by Friday, 02 September 2016 19:30

Griffith has certainly excelled on the event front this year. But if there’s one event you won’t want to miss it’s First Friday Live’s inaugural “Budburst” Concert. Friday 2nd September will see McWilliam’s ‘Hanwood Estate’ Cellar Door host this special event featuring the Afro Cuban sounds of Clave De Son. The fine venue and music will be complimented by the fine food of Sugarmill Patisserie.

So who is this five-piece band set to entertain Griffith? If you take members of Clavemania, a popular Latin jazz group from Melbourne, and combine them with a talented salsa band from Canberra, and their bandleader, percussionist Sinuhe Pacheco – you get Clave De Son.

First Friday Live co-founder Livio Mazzon enthusiastically announced, "We knew something exciting was unfolding when we secured McWilliam’s for the September First Friday Live. We had Clave De Son booked and when Sugarmill came on board it was as though the planets aligned. It’s shaping up to be a memorable FFL.” 

Tickets are $25 per person and include a complimentary glass of wine on arrival. They can be purchased from McWilliam’s Wines, Lesley's of Griffith and Beelbangera General Store. Sugarmill Patisserie will be offering $20 mains and $5 desserts – payable at the time of ordering via cash or EFTPOS. For tables of 6 or 12, tickets must be pre-purchased from ticket outlets. Wine tasting will begin at 6.45pm with the show starting at FFL’s usual time of 7.30pm.

To learn more about First Friday Live call Livio Mazzon on 0428 235 871 or visit

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More information:

For the September “Budburst” event the following musicians will come together to create the ensemble Clave De Son: Sinuhe Pacheco (percussion), Jonathan Cohen (piano), Elizabeth Obando (bass and vocals), Jamal Salem (drums), and Nitya Bernard Parker (flute, saxophone).

Sharon Halliday | Mobile: 0419 217 112 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.