Photo: Doll Mohead
Formed in 1983, Arto Lindsay's band Ambitious Lovers performed live at The Kitchen on February 6, 1984. The group included Lindsay, David Moss, Mark Miller, Jorge Silva, and Toni Nogueira. This performance featured special guest Orlando "Puntilla" Rios, a Cuban percussionist belonging to the group Nueva Generacion. Rios prepared a group for the performance, including Daniel Ponce and Gene Golden playing congos and batá, and Olufemi Mitchell singing and playing percussion.
The Ambitious Lovers combined Brazillian percussion with extreme vocals. At The Kitchen, in addition to performing their original work, they played Brazillian pop and 1930s sambas.