The Parrish Art Museum in partnership with OLA of Eastern Long Island presents Pachanga—a high-charged night of dance and music on Friday, June 24. Doors open at 6 pm and music kicks off at 6:30 with drummer/vocalist/performance artist Mila Tina, who combines percussion, dance, and visual design in performances that are multi-sensory experiences. Following is a night of more music and dancing with crowd favorite band Mambo Loco playing a blend of classic Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican music with “old school” Latin and Latin jazz. A complimentary reception will be held outdoors on the Museum’s covered terrace. Beverages are available to purchase in the Parrish Café. No outside food or drink is permitted.
Carolina Fuentes, a.k.a. Mila Tina, is an international interdisciplinary artist and educator based in New York who captivates audiences with high-energy and empowering solo performances. Playing on an original standing arrangement of drums and percussion instruments, Mila combines elements of martial arts with dance, and incorporates lighting effects and empowerment-themed video design in her shows. She serves as drummer for several music projects in New York, playing the traditional drum set as well as hand percussion instruments. Mila has regularly jammed with members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, as well as members of Paul Simon’s famed rhythm section.
Mambo Loco’s lead vocalist and conguero Larry Belford has performed with renowned Latin ensembles throughout New York. Alfredo Gonzalez (trombone, violin, percussion, and vocals) adds a Latin flavor that reflects his Puerto Rican heritage. Berklee College of Music alumni Bill Smith (piano, melodica, and vocals) and Wayne Burgess (bass and vocals) round out the extraordinary musicianship of the group.
Tickets are $5 Members, Students | $12 Adults (nonmember); Free for Students & Children.
For more info visit, www.parrishart.org