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August 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Upbeat Latin-American rhythms for soul and body. The richness of Latin-American music is amazing, with a mosaic of rhythms, styles, instrumentation, and languages that are colorful, passionate and surprising as one scans through the Latin-American geography. The chief motivation behind the formation of La Familia was sharing this cultural legacy with the people of Nanaimo (the city where all nine members of the band reside, work, and enjoy our lives), and Vancouver Island. The members of La Familia are Antonio Vélez, Bill Smith-Nuñez, Neil Evans, Rodrigo Moreno, Alicia Murray, Len Imbery, Jill Mont, Dave Herman, Darren Nilsson, and Brianne de Verteuil. The repertoire of music covers a vast variety of styles of danceable music including Salsa, Cumbia Merengue, Rumba, Vallenato, Son Cubano, etc. Featured instruments include Latin percussions, trombone, trumpet, accordion, piano, guitars, and bass, and we include in our repertoire songs made famous by Santana, Buenavista Social Club, and Gypsy Kings. This music will take you to another place and time to celebrate and explore the cheerful songs and rhythms of Latin America. By Donation.
- Kathy Wachs
- (250) 416-0382