The 25th Annual Summer Series of live music, dinners, cocktails, picnics, dancing, a Kid Zone, and fun presents it’s 4th summer concert on Saturday July 29th with Afro-Cuban beats from RICARDO LEMVO & MAKINA LOCA.
Congo born musician and singer, Ricardo Lemvo, arrives with his band, Makina Loco, along with their blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms with pan-African styles, for an evening of innovative music. And dancing on the wooden dance floor under the stars!
Having established himself as a multi-cultural music pioneer, Ricardo is the embodiment of the Afro-Latin Diaspora, connecting back to Mother Africa via the Cuban clave rhythm. He is equally at home singing in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Lingala and Kikongo.
Since forming his Los Angeles-based band Makina Loca in 1990, Lemvo has refined his craft and vision, raising his joyous voice with strength, singing songs that celebrate life, and most importantly, inspiring his audiences to let loose and dance away their worries. The wooden dance floor will be set out on the turf and the evening offers a pre-event Salsa class from the instructors at Santa Rosa Salsa for this special evening.
“Lemvo and his band, Makina Loca, manage a blend of Cuban and Central African traditions that is seamless and organic – and infectious.” – The Los Angeles Times
The Osher Marin JCC’s outdoor music series has been created to celebrate diversity, find commonalities, and bring generations together through live music. Five consecutive Saturday nights of great music, under beautiful Marin skies in an intimate and beautiful setting. Five evenings of community building through the arts.
TIMING 6:00pm Doors open for sponsors, Century Circle members, and
Reserved ticket holders
-Concessions and bar open.
6:15pm Doors open for general admission seating.
6:40pm Pre-concert salsa dance class from Santa Rosa Salsa 7:00pm Concert begins – all concerts over by 10pm
FEATURING Dinners available on-site from: Toast Novato offers Cubano flavors!
WHAT: Outdoor family- friendly concerts, fun, and dining for all ages.
WHO: All are invited. No membership/affiliation required. Kids 17 and under free.
TICKETS: From $25. Kids 17 and under FREE.
VIP, Reserved tables & General Admission choices
WHEN: Sat. July 29, 2017
WHERE: The Osher Marin JCC, 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael,
1/2 mile E off 101
PARKING: Ample FREE lot and on-street parking available.
TICKETS: Available at www.marinjcc.org/arts
The Outdoor Venue is perfect for picnicking and offers the choice of purchasing delicious and affordable meals on-site from local pop-up restaurants. No alcohol is allowed to be brought into the venue, but is available for purchase.
THE 25th ANNUAL SUMMER NIGHTS SERIES
7/8: Americana – Brothers Comatose
7/15: African – Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited
7/22: Latin Big Band – Pacific Mambo Orchestra
7/29: Afro-Cuban – Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca
8/5: Celebrate the Summer of Love – Melvin Seals & JGB
The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts is the Performing Arts Department within the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center in San Rafael, California. All are welcome, no membership is ever required to attend. The Center is a long-standing Marin non-profit, centrally located in Marin County and just 1/2 mile east off Hwy 101