San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) June 04, 2012
Outdoor concerts, dinners, cocktails, picnics, dancing, playground
ORQUESTA LA MODERNA TRADICION
Sat. Aug. 4, 2012 @ 7pm
The final concert of the 2012 Summer Nights festival brings Latin music, dancing, food and fun to San Rafael.
As one critic put it “Imagine a blend of Tito Puente and a tango, and you'll begin to get an idea of the power and beauty of this music.”
When performing their traditional repertoire, Orquesta La Moderna Tradición transports you to an era of sensual danzones and swinging cha-chas – the music of the Havana social clubs of the 1950s. The only band in the United States that specializes in Cuban danzón, the 12-piece ensemble captures the romance and style of a memorable era in Cuban dance music. When playing their own brand of modern charanga, with a blazing rhythm section and swinging strings along with the fine tuned vocals of Herrera, the Orquesta has people cutting the rug at festivals, night clubs and parties.
The JCC's own Norma Prieto leads a pre-concert dance lesson with Latin moves that will add to the fun on the dance floor.
Throw a blanket on the turf, secure a picnic table next to the playground, bring a picnic or purchase a dinner from Sol Food on site, sit on chairs, get up and dance, family or date night, the evening is yours and the music is Afro-Cuban.
THE SUMMER NIGHTS FESTIVAL is a series of five celebrations for all ages with live music, dance instruction, food, and family fun. Presented by The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts, each celebration brings in hundreds of guests for an evening of culture and community under the summer skies.
One of the most remarkable aspects of Summer Nights is the venue. The outdoor field and playground where the concerts take place are part of the larger campus serving the JCC and Brandeis Hillel Day School. Located uphill from the JCC, Swig field is surrounded on all sides by the Marin Hills and the JCC building, creating a self-contained, safe, outdoor park-like environment that is expansive and open, yet accessible only through the JCC and removed from the street.
Sat, 7/7: Bluegrass Night - Bill Evans Banjo opens for Hot Buttered Rum
Sat, 7/14: Cultural Fusion Night - Rupa & the April Fishes
Sat, 7/21: African Music Night - Oliver Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits
Sat, 7/28: Cajun Night - Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
Sat, 8/4: Latin Music Night - Orquesta La Moderna Tradicion
About the Osher Marin JCC – A Marin Non-Profit Center
The Osher Marin JCC is the community center of Marin County. Epitomizing the essence of Marin, with a range of authentic cultural experiences enjoyed by many generations, the Osher Marin JCC offers award-winning facilities, abundant physical and educational activities and world-class programming relevant to our entire community today. Since the Osher Marin JCC’s founding in 1947, the center has become recognizable for its rich history of Jewish traditions and values with an unparalleled all-inclusive community spirit.