Long Beach Museum of Latin American Arts features performance by Cal State L.A.’s Afro Latin Ensemble

Afro Latin Ensemble

Sept. 28 Summer Concert Series in celebration of Benny Moré’s music also includes Lucas Van Merwijk, Calixto Oviedo

What:   Cal State L.A. students and alumni of the Afro Latin Ensemble will be performing at The Museum of Latin American Art Summer Concert Series on Sept. 28.  

Who:   The concert will pay homage to iconic Cuban bandleader Benny Moré with internationally celebrated percussionists Lucas Van Merwijk and Calixto Oviedo, who will be backed by the Afro Latin Ensemble. The 25-piece orchestra will also present the music of Arsenio Rodriguez in a big band format.

When:   Sunday, Sept. 28, doors open at 3 p.m.; concert begins at 4 p.m.

More:   Cal State L.A.’s Afro Latin Ensemble has been recognized as one of the best student ensembles in California performing Latin jazz, salsa and Afro-Cuban music. The ensemble is directed by Cal State L.A. Professor Paul De Castro.

Where:  The Museum of Latin American Art located at 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach.

Info:   General admissions reserved seating at $40; standing room only at $30. Tickets are available for purchase at the museum by calling (562) 437-1689. For more info, visit http://www.molaa.org/concertseries.aspx

Pictured: Members of the Afro Latin Ensemble rehearsing in the music studio on campus. (2010)

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