07 03 08 | 7PM | EL MUSEO’S FREE SUMMER NIGHTS MUSIC SERIES FEAT. ¡RETUMBA!
El Museo continues its crowd-pleasing summer music series this year with concerts held every Thursday evening at 7 PM. Now through August 14.
Women on the Verge, June 12 through July 10, highlights ground-breaking new work by leading Latina singer-songwriters. The series focuses on the growing trend of Latina musicians taking traditional Latin musical forms (cumbias, sones, bambucos, festejos, zambas, landos, etc.) and reinterpreting them with modern twists, from free jazz to indie rock, to create their own inimitable sounds. (Think Julieta Venegas, Shakira, and Andrea Echeverri in their underground days.)
The Summer nights music series contiues this week with ¡Retumba! is a multi-ethnic all-female music and dance ensemble founded in March 1981 in celebration of Women’s History month. Fusing traditional rhythms and ancient melodies with modern interpretations, ¡Retumba! bases its work on the historic meeting of African and European sounds in the Americas and the Caribbean, with a particular focus on the music of Puerto Rico, Cuba, The Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Brazil. www.retumba.org