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On December 11, 2009, members of Mantrap, along with select musicians from other popular Miami bands, reunited for the first Back To The Open House event in over 30 years!
Mantrap continue the Open House tradition with an ongoing series of Open House events, as well as appearances in select clubs throughout the Greater Miami and surrounding areas.
Come see a historic group as they recreate a historic era, at a venue near you!
Jackie, Miguel, Nelson, Albert, Axel, & Danny
70's Open House Music
The fans remember: I could blame Mantrap for introducing me to " Skipping " school, but I won't. You see the first time I skipped class was to go to a Mantrap concert at Miami High.
Not only was I risking my life by getting in trouble with my father , but I was also taking a chance that I would be identified as a stranger at Miami High and that alone was reason toget beaten up there ,usually by somebody with a nickname like "El Vampiro" "Fosforito" or "Cabeza" Well needless to say we made it in with our lives , just in time.
The concert began . We sat in the balcony looking down , people were dancing in the isles, girls, lots of them yelled at the top of their lungs and the members of the group smiled looking at each other as if they knew "it didn't get better than this" Alex Gutierrez
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So much speculation about the name of the band, let's make it clear once and for all adopted its name after "The Man Trap" the first season episode of Star Trek: The Original Series.
It originally aired on September 8, 1966., and was the first episode to be shown on NBC.
Although it was first aired, it was not the first produced (the pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before" and several regular episodes had been produced before it).
The current official timeline considers "Where No Man Has Gone Before" to be set first.
Overview: An illusory, shapeshifting, salt-hungry creature terrorizes the crew of the Enterprise.
Well, Thank goodness this crew is seasoned with salsa, stationed here on earth and hypnotizing our planet with their music.
NELSON CORREA LEADER AND BASS PLAYER. MIGUELITO MARTIN LEAD VOCALS AND PERCUSSION, JACKIE MOLINARY LEAD VOCALS, DANNY JIMENEZ LEAD GUITAR AND VOCALS, JOSE (PEPE) ESKERT ON KEY BOARDS, ALBERT QUINTANA ON DRUMS. PAST MANTRAP MEMBERS THAT RECORDED THE SONGS ON OUR MY SPACE PLAYER ARE: JOE RUBIO AKA "TITO" ON KEYBOARDS AND LEAD VOCALS ON "BEWARE" AND "DIAS COMO HOY" AND RAUL RODRIGUEZ ON DRUMS AND LEAD VOCALS ON "NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE" AND "DON'T LET THE SUN CATCH YOU CRYING". SOUND ENGINEERING AND MASTER AUDIO MIX BY RAUL RODRIGUEZ. SONGS RECORDED AT FIG STUDIOS IN MIAMI, FLORIDA UNDER THE DIRECTION OF RAUL RODRIGUEZ.Member, X-Club, Miami Music Historian, Cuban Coffee drinker , Believer.
MANTRAP WAS PUT TOGETHER BY A GROUP OF FRIENDS DURING THE EARLY 70'S. WITH THE HELP OF THE POPULAR MIAMI BAND "THE ANTIQUES", MANTRAP REACHED STARDOM QUICKLY. MANTRAP PLAYED AT LOCAL ROCK DANCES CALLED BACK THEN "OPEN HOUSES" AND DREW VERY LARGE CROWDS. MANTRAP ALSO PERFORMED AT SWEET FIFTEEN PARTIES, SCHOOL DANCES AND PROMS. IN 1975 MANTRAP RECORDED AND RELEASED THEIR FIRST ALBUM SIMPLY TITLED "MANTRAP" THE ALBUM WAS MOSTLY ROCK MUSIC WHICH WAS THE POPULAR STYLE AT THE TIME. THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS MANTRAP RELEASED IT'S SECOND ALBUM IN 1977 TITLED "DISCO FANTASY" DISCO MUSIC WAS SWEEPING THE NATION AND MANTRAP SWITCHED STYLES TO PLEASE THEIR FANS. DISCO MUSIC WAS FABULOUS FOR MANTRAP. IT TOOK THEM TO NEW HEIGHTS AND MADE THEM MORE POPULAR THAN OTHER LOCAL BANDS. MANY MUSICIANS HAVE PLAYED FOR MANTRAP THROUGH THE YEARS AND THEY WERE ALL SPECIAL TO THE BAND AND IT'S SUCCESS. IN 2008 MANTRAP RELEASED THREE SONGS FROM THE UPCOMING NEW CD TITLED "LOST MEMORIES" WHICH CONTINUES TO BE A HUGE SUCCESS ON YOUTUBE. MORE SONGS WILL BE RELEASED SOON AND THE CD WILL BECOME AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE TO THE PUBLIC.
El Open House is a film dedicated to the music produced and performed by outstanding artists who have composed the soundtrack of our lives. The Cuban experience of exiles growing up in Miami.Their story was their own but it has reached and touched all of us throughout the USA and the world, the influence of Cuban music cannot be ignored. My guests: Director, Producer Joe Cardona & Miami Radio personality, Mike In The Night. Musicians featured in the film will be calling in to share their memories.
Hansel and Raul, Willy Chirino, The Judges Nephews, Emilio & Gloria Estefan, Clouds with Frankie Marcos, Miguel Martin, Jose “Pepe” Campos, Alex Cobos, The Antiques, Peter Fernandez, Coke, Eloy Cepero, Orquesta Tipica Tropical, Flager Street-Carlos Montiel, Gustavo Rojas, Opus, Grupo Alma, Clockwork, Carlos Oliva, Mantrap and many more.
Being sick is no fun, forgetting shows is even worse but nothing can keep Cubana down for too long.
Tonight, Cubanarama reads her personal emails on the air!
Yeah, all she can read in two hours plus music from her dear friends in NY. Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Miami. We'll make it up as we go along.
This ought to be fun!
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