Enjoy an afternoon to immerse the spirit and soul in the sounds of Latin, jazz, salsa, Cuban, Afro, Brazilian and other ethnic beats, the Ventura Music Festival’s first Concierto Mar y Sol (sea and sun) will feature nine-time Grammy Award winner Eddie Palmieri, critically-acclaimed Forró in the Dark and seasoned percussionist Munyungo Jackson.
About Eddie Palmieri
Known for his charismatic power and bold innovative drive, Palmieri’s musical career spans more than 50 years as a bandleader of salsa and Latin Jazz orchestras. With a discography that includes 36 titles, he has earned nine Grammy Awards and embraces the future of his music by blazing a distinctive musical path to the delight of fans across the globe.
About Munyungo Jackson
Seasoned percussionist Munyungo Jackson has more than 30 years of playing and a collection of over 400 percussion instruments. He has performed with Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Kenny Loggins, Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves, the Zawinul Syndicate, George Howard, Ronnie Laws, The Temptations, Four Tops, The Supremes, Bennie Maupin, Bill Summers, Marcus Miller and dozens of others, including numerous ethnic music and dance troupes.
About Forró in the Dark
A collective of four New York-based Brazilian ex-pats, Forró in the Dark are updating the traditional the hip-swiveling, dance floor-filling, rural party music of Brazil’s northeastern states for the 21st century.
Forró In The Dark's signature blend of down-home forró and urban cool have made them one of the New York's must-see buzz bands.
Official Website: http://www.venturamusicfestival.org
Added by Ventura Music Festival on August 17, 2010