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Tito Puente Latin Music Series Returns to O'Day

by Michele D.  Maniscalco
Thursday Jul 13, 2017

Eric Germán y su Orquesta. Photo by Michele Maniscalco
Eric Germán y su Orquesta. Photo by Michele Maniscalco  

Salsa and merengue filled O'Day Playground, 85 West Newton Street, with music and dancing on Thursday, July 6 when the Tito Puente Latin Music Series opened its 2017 season with timbalero (timbales player) Eric Germán y su Orquesta. Germán's infectious music quickly filled the plaza with dancers from kids to seniors, including a surprisingly nimble man with a cane.

Ryan Woods, director of external affairs for the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, (BPRD) estimated that 325 to 350 people attended the concert, which ran from 7:00-9:00 PM. The city-wide Tito Puente Latin Music Series is sponsored by IBA Arts, Berklee College of Music and BPRD.

The series will continue at O'Day Playground at 7:00 PM on Thursday, July 13 with Puerto Rico's Queen of the Timbales, Zayra Pola, and the third and final O'Day Playground concert will take place on Thursday, August 3 at 7:00 PM, when Jesús Pagán and Conjunto Barrio bring a wide range of Latin beats to the plaza including salsa, merengue, Latin jazz, cumbia and more. The Tito Puente Latin Music Series is free, open to the public and family-friendly.


Photo by Michele Maniscalco  


Photo by Michele Maniscalco  



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