Angel Roque was born in Havana, Cuba on February 7, 1964. Studying piano as a child, he developed his technique at the Manuel Saumell Conservatory. On May 28, 1980, at age 16, he left Cuba due to political issues. Arriving in the United States, he temporarily left music to work full time to support himself. Then, in the late 1980s, he started his musical career over, forming a duet with piano and guitar, and began performing at night clubs and private functions. Focusing on different rhythms and styles, he formed the group Pop Caribe.
In 1994 he began performing on television and radio as Angel Roque and his Orchestra, and producing musical arrangements for other artists.
In late 1997, Roque realized his dream of becoming a professional piano soloist. He created his first production, “Tres Romances y El Piano de Angel Roque,” with bolero as the main theme. Playing old favorites with modern arrangements introduced a new era for Roque.
The May 18 performance will take place at 3 p.m. at the Union City Performing Arts Center, 2500 Kennedy Boulevard, Union City. Tickets are $30, $40, and $50 and can be purchased in advance at America’s Stationery, Inc., 4302-04 Bergenline Ave.
For tickets and information contact (201) 348-4332 or visit www.unioncitypac.com.