12 May Save The Date: MOLAA: Perez Prado: The Original Mambo King
OF LATIN AMERICAN ART (MOLAA) IN LONG BEACHGREATEST LATIN SOUNDS RETURNS
TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOR A NEW SEASONKicking off the series Saturday, June 25,
Perez Prado: The Original Mambo King
featuring Alex Acuña with CSULA Afro-Latin Ensemble
Long Beach, CA– May 2016.For the third consecutive year, Yambu Productions presents a summer concert series showcasing the diversity in music and dance from Latin American at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach, CA.
Following the success of the last three years, Yambu Productions will offer a series of live performances at MOLAA featuring contemporary artists, each celebrated and recognized for their contributions to the preservation of the traditional sounds of Latin American music.
2016 marks MOLAA’s 20th anniversary, celebrating Latin American Art in Southern California.The Summer Concert Series will be held at the Museum’s scenic Sculpture Garden, an open-air venue providing the perfect ambience for musical enjoyment and tripping the light fantastic.
The first concert will be held on Saturday, June 25 when CSULA Afro Latin Ensemble featuring master percussionist Alex Acuña will pay a tribute to the music legacy of the original Mambo King, Damaso Perez Prado.
Saturday, June 25
Perez Prado: The Original Mambo King featuring Alex Acuña with CSULA Afro-Latin Ensemble
Considered by critics and fans around the world to be the original “Mambo King,” Perez Prado was one the most influential pop orchestra leaders of the early 1950’s. This year, Cal State University Los Angeles Afro Latin Ensemble, under the musical direction of Dr. Paul De Castro will evoke the nostalgia of that important era. The ensemble will feature as a special guest, Peruvian-born master percussionist, Alex Acuña. Acuña as a teenager became one of Peru’s most accomplished session drummers, playing on many recording projects, as well as, film and television productions. Alex Acuña also earned a reputation for his outstanding live performances. So much so, that by the age of 17 he moved to the US when the great band leader, Perez Prado, asked him to join his band.
Tickets: General Admission reserved seating, $40 – Standing Room Only, $30
To purchase tickets, or for more information, call (310) 729-2706or visitwww.yambuconcerts.com
Summer Concert Series at MOLAA – A concert series showcasing Latin American music and dance.
The Sculpture Garden
The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802
Saturday, June 25| Perez Prado: The Original Mambo King, featuring Alex Acuña with CSULA Afro-Latin Ensemble
Sunday, July 31| Cumbia! The Dance of The Americas, featuring Viento Callejero and Eduardo Martinez y sus Tambores
Saturday, August 27 | El Bárbaro del Ritmo! The Music of Beny Moré, Chapter 2, featuring A Special Guest Singer from Cuba.
Sunday, September 25 | TBA
Doors open at 6:00 PM. Concerts begin at 8:00PM
Doors open at 3:00 PM. Concerts begin at 4:30PM
Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Seated: $40 | Standing Room Only, $30.
***Ticket prices at the door, if available will be higher