Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca | Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca

Sat, July 20, 2019 7:00 pm


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 27th 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 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.

“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


Tickets Artist Info Calendar

General Admission:  
$23 members / $26 public / $32 day of (all adults)
Age 17 and under FREE  

Reserved Seating (includes 6pm entry):
Reserved Seat at Cabaret Table: $35 mbr/$38 pub/$44 day of
Reserved Full Cabaret Table Seating- for 4 / $128 mbr/$140 public  
Picnic Table near playground (+ 8 tickets) $220 mbr/$240 public

6:00pm - Doors open for underwriters, Century Circle & reserved table ticket holders. Concessions and bar open, dinners available for purchase. 
6:15pm - Doors open for public
6:40pm - Salsa Dance Lesson with Salsa Marin
7:00pm - Concert Begins

Pre-concert Salsa Class from 

Dinners by

El Huarache Loco

Pop-up: Georgi & Willow Good Will Industries’ hip San Anselmo boutique offering, pre-owned, repurposed, affordable festival wear while recycling and creating jobs and training. 

Kid Zone Hosted by

Supporting Venetia Valley School! Click HERE for books that are needed. Books may be dropped off night of show, at the INFO TABLE on Swig Field.


  • Purchase tickets in advance for best pricing.
  • Parking Lot and on-street parking available
  • Picnic or purchase a delicious meal from a great local restaurant’s on- site pop-up.  
  • No alcohol or glass is allowed to be brought in, but is available for purchase.   

Bring picnics, blankets,  LOW BACK (only) Lawn Chairs Be prepared to dance, play, and picnic! Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, dinners, sweets, & savories, Peets coffee & treats available for purchase. 

Please leave at home: high back chairs, alcohol, pets, grills, and glass containers.


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