Thursday, August 11
6 – 8 p.m.
Rain or Shine!! Band and dance floor are both under the tent. BYOB, munchies & chairs and make a picnic out of this beautiful night of music in the garden!
Note – dance floor is stone so leather soles are best.
Founded in 2001, Cuban Essence is an exciting and truly new sound coming out of Chicago. Cuban-born composer/director and performer Waldo Ocaña brings a contemporary body of work to life with authentic Afro-Cuban rhythms and concepts in the form of a timba (Cuban salsa) orchestra. Songs of love, life, and dreams are made accessible to a broad spectrum of listeners and dancers alike through lyrics sung in English.
Instead of traditional horns for the mambo sections, the arrangements call for singers, harmonizing beautiful melodies that dance over the searing rhythms of Cuba and the New World to produce the unique and luscious sounds of Cuban Essence.