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5th Anniversary Tito Puente Latin Music Series

Thursday evenings in July: 7:00–9:00pm

FREE music and dancing at two Boston Parks

1) Mozart Park in Jamaica Plain
Corner of Mozart Street and Centre Street

July 9 Orquesta Bacharengue

 

2) O’Day Park in the South End
85 West Newton Street, Boston, MA
Adjacent to Villa Victoria Center for the Arts (formerly the Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center)

July 16 Javier Arroyo and Salsa Night Band
July 23 Obbini Tumbao
July 30 Victor Mendoza

Rain Contingency: In the event of rain, these three concerts will be moved indoors to the Villa Victoria Cultural Center.

Presented by Berklee College of Music, IBA’s Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, and the Boston Parks Department.

Sponsored in part by SalsaBoston

 

 

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THURSDAY JULY 9, 7:00PM
Orquesta Bacharengue

Mozart Park, Jamaica Plain (corner of Centre and Mozart Streets)
Led by master percussionist and Berklee College of Music faculty member Ricardo Monzón, this ensemble joins the talents of some of the best students and alumni from the college to celebrate the rich Dominican musical heritage. This ensemble is dedicated to perform Merengue and Bachata.
This performance will have the very special appearance of musician and producer Henry Jiménez.

 

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THURSDAY JULY 16, 7:00PM
Javier Arroyo & Salsa Night Band
O’Day Park, 85 W. Newton Street
Javier Arroyo & Salsa Night Band had its New England debut at the Puerto Rican Festival 2002 in Boston. With twelve pieces and some of the best musicians in the Northeast, Salsa Night has become one of the best and in-demand Salsa bands in the region. Javier Arroyo & Salsa Night Band will feature music from their latest CD Release “La Cadena Se Rompió”
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THURSDAY JULY 23, 7:00PM
Obbini Tumbao
O’Day Park, 85 W. Newton Street
Cacao Música recording artists and winners of the 2006 Phoenix Best Music Poll “Best World Music Act,” Obbini Tumbao deliver a double shot of high-energy music that makes audiences want to get up and dance! Rebecca Cline, pianist from Athens, GA, joins forces with Anita Quinto, percussionist from Caracas, Venezuela, to produce a compelling new sound associated with the Buena Vista Social Club.

 

. THURSDAY JULY 30, 7:00 pm
Víctor Mendoza
O’Day Park, 85 W. Newton Street
Considered by critics around the world as one of today’s finest Latin jazz artists, Mexican vibraphonist and composer Víctor Mendoza’s career includes performances around the globe. Presentations include guest appearances with the World Festival Orchestra under the direction of Paquito D’Rivera, the Milan Svoboda Orchestra in Prague, sold-out shows at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and in Tel Aviv, and as soloist with the Carlos Chávez Symphony Orchestra in Mexico City.
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