The Multicultural Arts Center presents BOOMTOWN, a FREE Music Concert Series this summer, every evening from Monday July 28 – Thursday July 31.
Monday, July 28, 7 PM – Sol Y Canto
Since 1994, Sol y Canto has brought audiences to their feet from the Kennedy Center to the White House. The ensemble, led by Puerto Rican/Argentine singer/ bongo player Rosi Amador and New Mexican guitarist/composer Brian Amador, features Rosi’s crystalline voice and Brian’s lush Spanish guitar and creative arrangements. Rosi and Brian will be joined by bassist Keala Kaumeheiwa and special guest Alisa Amador.
Tuesday, July 29, 7 PM – Lisa Thorson
Known for her heartfelt renditions of standards and originals, vocalist Thorson brings a “grand…sassy and seductive” style to her music.” (Boston Globe) She’s appeared internationally at festivals, clubs and concerts with her duo, quartet and quintet. The popularity of her quartet – composed of acclaimed performing and recording artists – can be attributed to their spirited kinship over 25+ years of working together. They share the writing duties with her, creating music and arrangements that draw on the rich lexicon of jazz, giving a nod to the past and a look to the future.
Wednesday, July 30, 7 PM – Revolutionary Snake Ensemble
Led by saxophonist Ken Field, Revolutionary Snake Ensemble (RSE) is a costumed funk/street beat improvisational brass band performing a unique blend of original and traditional music. Spreading the gospel of groove far and near and using the raucous rhythms of the New Orleans brass tradition as a launching pad, the Boston band has forged a volatile and unbridled sound that’s captured in all of its expressive glory on its third album, Live Snakes (Accurate Records).
Thursday, July 31, 7 PM – Jetro Da Silva Group
Jetro da Silva, jazz pianist, music director, and producer, will join forces with singer extraordinaire Nimma Xiomara (Xiomara Barbosa) for a concert that showcases her talent as an interpreter of the music of Cabo Verde, Brazil, the US, and da Silva’s skills and his experiences as a soloist and vocal accompanist. The concert will be filled with improvisational musical ideas, with a repertoire that will include many musical influences and traditions from several African countries, Europe, Brazil, Cabo Cape Verde and the US.
All events are FREE and open to the public and will take place at:
Multicultural Arts Center
41 Second Street
East Cambridge, MA 02141
Learn More: www.multiculturalartscenter.org/events