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Mario y su Timbeko @ Freight & Salvage // Berkeley

Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 8:00 PM
The Freight & Salvage is conveniently located in Downtown Berkeley at 2020 Addison Street.

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A concert series of diverse Latino (American) music representing hemispheric creativity in a wide range of formats interpreted by several of the most dynamic interpreters in the field. The term America in its true sense refers to North, South and Central America as well as the Caribbean islands. Accordingly, Latin American music defies brief descriptions. Folk styles and rhythms in traditional and evolutionary settings, dance music and jazz play seminal roles in this series.


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A Cuban Salsa Dance Class will be taught by Ryan and Sidney of Rueda Con Ritmo before the show from 7:10 to 7:45pm. Two separate levels will be offered simultaneously, Beginning and Intermediate/Advanced.

“Timbeko Back in The Bay”

Ayla Dávila: Bass and Coros
David Lechuga: Electric guitar
Jordan Wilson: Coros and Keyboard
Mayombe Cruz: Coros, Güiro and Saxophone
Carlitos Medrano: Congas
Jason Moen: Piano and Producer
Mario Salomón: Lead vocal, Timbale and MD

“In our concert we will be performing original songs written by the Cuban composer Mario Salomón, co-arrangements with Jason Moen and Daymar Calvario. We will premiere a new song entitled “Dale pa’ fuera”, and classics from the Afrocuban Jazz repertory. ” – Mario Salomón.


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A band formed by the Cuban singer, songwriter and percussionist Mario “Mayito” Salomón.

Timbeko featured: Carlitos Medrano on congas, bass player Ayla Davila, guitarist David Lechuga, pianist Jason Moen, vocalists and saxophone player “Mario “Mayombe” Cruz, vocalist and guitar player Jordan Wilson. They made their debut on the streets of Oakland at the 2018 Temescal Street Fair. Timbeko incorporates elements of R&B, Gospel, Jazz and Funk into the sounds of popular Cuban Salsa, also known as Timba. They have performed in multiple festivals: Oaktaberfest, Hayward Latin Jazz Festival, San Francisco Carnaval and best clubs in the Bay Area such as Bimbo’s 365 Club in San Francisco, La Peña Berkeley, also performed a live set for “Con Sabor” on KPFA Radio.

They are considered the Bay Area’s hottest latin band, on one of their shows they featured musicians from Los Van Van, Grammy Award Winners and one of the best bands from Cuba. On their single “Nadie sabe nada/Se coge pa’ eso”, they feature Yordys Larrazabal, lead singer of Maykel Blanco y su Salsa Mayor.


  • Parking:
  • Center Street Garage, next door to The Freight, has re-opened and is currently open nightly until 11:30pm. See also Downtown Berkeley’s parking info.
  • Bicycle:
  • Bike Station: 2208 Shattuck Street. Secure free bike parking 7am to 9pm; inexpensive bike parking through BikeLink 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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