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Orquesta Bacharengue at Mozart Park

Orquesta Bacharengue, led by Berklee faculty member Ricardo Monzón, was inspired by the enthusiasm that grew around the formation of the Berklee Merengue Ensemble in 2008. Drawing on a wealth of connections between students, faculty, and Boston area musicians, the group brings talented musicians together to perform two popular genres developed in the Dominican Republic: bachata and merengue, hence the name Bacharengue. The energy and dynamism of this combination will surely get the audience dancing. Joining Orquesta Bacharengue for this concert will be special guest Henry Jiménez, composer, pianist, producer, and arranger for Grammy-winner Olga Tañón, and Latin Grammy-winners Johnny Ventura and Milly Quezada.

From merengue and salsa to Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz, the fifth-annual Tito Puente Latin Music Series – presented by Berklee College of Music; Villa Victoria Center for the Arts; and ParkARTS – heats up on Thursdays in July (9, 16, 23, and 30) with danceable rhythms by Berklee faculty, students, and guest from various parts of Latin America, including the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and Mexico.

Official Website: http://www.berklee.edu/events/summer

Added by Berklee MR on June 11, 2009

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