Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca :: Summer Nights Concert
Sat, July 29, 2017 7:00 pm
RICARDO LEMVO & MAKINA LOCA
“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“ 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, to the 25th Annual Summer Nights Festival and an evening of innovative music. And dancing!
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.
Bright horns, fat bass lines, amazing percussion and melodies that linger for days - be prepared for a street party that you’ll have to dance through!
For this evening a wooden dance floor will be laid on the turf and the evening will begin with a salsa lesson to help you loosen up and get ready to dance all night.
OPENING ACT: Wooden dance floor/Pre-concert Mambo Dance Class
TIPS Ticket: Purchase tix in advance for best pricing. Parking: Lot and on-street parking available Kids Zone Offers hands on project for little ones. Food: Picnic or purchase a delicious meal from a fave local restaurant’s on-site pop-up. Beverages: No alcohol or glass is allowed to be brought in, but is available for purchase. Seating: General Admission =Picnic/turf or chairs in rear. Reserved Cabaret Table= single chair or full table for 4 at back of turf. Picnic Tables= full tables near playground (includes 8 tix).
Ideal for families and all generations, the Summer Nights venue is set against the beautiful hills of Marin and within a secluded, self-contained, safe, park-like environment that is expansive, open and yet accessible only through the JCC.
MAKE THE BEST OF YOUR EVENING Bring picnics, blankets, LOW BACK (only) Lawn Chairs | Please leave at home high back chairs, alcohol, pets, grills, and glass containers. | Be prepared to dance, play, and picnic! | Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, dinners, sweets, savories, and treats available for purchase.
General Admission $22 members / $25 public / Day of: $30 (ALL) Age 17 & under FREE (no ticket needed)
EVENT DETAILS 6:00pm Doors open for reserved tickets, sponsors, and Century Circle members. Concessions and bar open. 6:15pm Doors open for general admission 6:40pm Salsa Dance Lesson 7:00pm Concert Begins
Opening Act Wooden dance floor/Pre-concert Mambo Dance Class Dinners available on-site from Toast