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"Nostalgia"  / Boleros  (1)
"Nostalgia"  / Boleros  (1)

Fri, Jun 14


Terraza 7

"Nostalgia" / Boleros (1)

Celebrate the debut single "Mi Gran Pasión" from Nostalgia, releasing this Cinco de Mayo. Led by Benjamín Schnake, the group revives the romantic spirit of the 1940s to 1960s, blending classic melodies with fresh rhythms. Experience their passionate tribute to a bygone musical era.

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Time & Location

Jun 14, 2024, 10:00 PM – Jun 15, 2024, 12:30 AM

Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst NY 11373

About the event

"Nostalgia"  / Boleros 

Presented by Terraza 7

Date: Friday, Junio14th , 2024

Time: 10:00 pm.

$20 Cover charge Mezzanine.


  • Franco Valdes / Guitar, lead vocals. 
  • Benjamín Schnake / Requinto; guitar; vocals. 
  • Fabio Puentes / Bongo; congas; cajón; percussions. 
  • Dan Martínez / Bass.

About Nostalgia:

Nostalgia is formed by musicians who share a passion for connecting with people by evoking emotions of the past. Their music is inspired in traditional boleros from the 40s to the 60s, known for its melancholia and romantic lyrics, which have long been Latin American’s ultimate expression of love and suffering, and have a rare multi-generational appeal. Along with the upbeat son and waltz, they recreate the musical landscape of that time, as well as innovating with original and contemporary compositions. These Chilean players, with bandleader multi-instrumentalist Benjamín Schnake singing and on the requinto, a small traditional guitar of música criolla, along guitar player and deep singer Franco Valdés, and with Fabio Puentes on the fiery percussions, they’ve founded the band in 2022, and with their last addition of Puerto Rican bass player Dan Martinez during 2023, they have become part of the New York local music scene, where they perform regularly in such places as Barbès in Brooklyn, and Terraza 7 in Queens. Nostalgia plans to release their first single recording titled “Mi Gran Pasión” on Cinco de Mayo, May 5, 2024.

About Benjamin Schnake: 

Benjamin Schnake is a Chilean multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator. He began classical and popular guitar lessons at 10 and studied Andean instruments with renowned musician Danny Rodríguez. He performed in well-known festivals and won awards, such as 1st place at the Festival of Alcántara 2005. He studied classical guitar at the School of Music SCD and earned his Bachelor of Music from Arcis University in Chile, self-learning mandolin and participating in traditional festivals.

He’s been a bandleader, composer, and arranger of various bands, performing across Chile and with the Soundtrack band of HBO’s “Prófugos.” He’s performed internationally and released albums with El Quinto Invitado, Los Sayas, and Huari, achieving accolades at major festivals. Benjamin pursued his M.M. in jazz studies at Howard University and transferred to NYU, studying with renowned New York musicians. He was an adjunct guitar instructor at NYU and earned his Master of Music in Instrumental Performance, winning 1st place at the Festival of Osorno 2019. His album “The Joy of Playing” was released in 2021, featuring well-known musicians in a blend of jazz and South American styles. Currently, Schnake performs with various projects in NYC and Chile, including his ensemble and Latin American band Nostalgia. He’s collaborated with metal band Non Residents and continues to perform in Chile. His latest achievement was 1st place at the Festival of Huaso de Olmué 2023, and he plans to release Nostalgia’s first record in 2024. For more information visit

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