2012 Summer Nights Festival of Outdoor Concerts
Latin Music Night at the Osher Marin JCC
Orquesta La Moderna Tradicion
Music, Dinners, Cocktails, Picnics, Dancing, Playground
Sat, August 4, 2012 @ 7pm
"Richly authentic... old wine
in a new bottle for a younger generation to savor"
The final evening of multi-cultural outdoor concerts brings violins and flutes weaving lilting melodies against the backdrop of driving Afro-Cubanrhythms. From the first note, you’ll want to jump out of your seat. The orchestra’s repertoire ranges from traditional Danzón and Cha-Cha-Cha to the latest salsa and timba grooves with surprising
twists: you should hear their spin on the old church tune “Golden Slippers.” 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.”
The dance floor will be set, a pre-event Latin dance instruction will get you in the mood and cocktails, dinners from Sol Food available on-site, dancing, and playground
makes for fun for the whole family. All outdoors under Marin skies. The night is filled with possibilities and music
is just right for dancing.
WHAT: Latin Music Night with driving Afro-Cuban rhythms, A pre-event dance lesson, wooden dance floor over the turf, picnics, dinner, playground, dancing cocktails, fun. Outdoors under the stars.
WHO: All are invited. Family Friendly
WHEN: Sat, Aug. 4 @ 7pm. Doors Open @ 6pm
WHERE: The Osher Marin JCC, 200 N San Pedro Rd. San
PARKING: Ample FREE parking. Accessing the Osher Marin JCC from Highway 101 is effortless, ¼ mile E off 101
TICKETS: Adults- $20 advance/$25 day of/Kids
6-18 - $5. Children 5 and under FREE ~ www.marinjcc.org/summernights
Presented in Association with the Canal Welcome
MORE: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.
Orquesta La Moderna Tradición has performed at
some of the most prestigious festivals and venues in the United States, including Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, San Francisco Jazz Festival, and the Smithsonian Institution – their tours have taken them from Alaska to El
Paso and abroad.
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.”