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¡ARRIBA!: Latin Dance Party with Orlando Marin

Date & Time

Last event was Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Location

Chelsea Market Passage, on the High Line at West 16th Street

In the mood for some rhythm? Grab your friends and get your body moving on the High Line as the park is transformed into a dance floor featuring some of the hottest Latin bands in NYC.

Come mambo with a living legend – Orlando Marin and his all-star band! Join us at 6:30 PM for a dance lesson with Milteri Tucker Concepcion of Bombazo Dance Company!

The band starts promptly at 7:00 PM and we strongly suggest arriving early to check in at the West 16th St. and 10th Avenue High Line entrance, gates will open at 6:00 PM.


UPCOMING ¡ARRIBA! DATES

July 6: Los Hacheros
August 3: Aurora Flores y Zon del Barrio


ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Orlando Marin, The Last Mambo King: A contemporary of such greats as Tito Puente, Machito, and Tito Rodriguez, Orlando Marin is the only Latin orchestra leader from New York's golden era of mambo still performing regularly. Marin formed his first band in 1951 and recorded his first album in 1954 on Fiesta Records. Since then, he has performed at esteemed national and international music venues and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Bobby Capo Lifetime Achievement Award, which is given out in recognition of nearly a half-century of dedication to Latin music. For the seventh consecutive year, this all-time-favorite will be lighting up the ¡Arriba! stage.

Milteri Tucker Concepcion is a Puerto Rican Professional dancer, choreographer, dance educator and scholar. Founder and artistic director of Bombazo Dance Company, she has performed along Salsa legends, Larry Harlow and Orchestra, Grammy award wining Arturo O'Farrill, Pete Rodriguez, pop sensation Don Omar at the 2013 Latin Billboards.


PARTNERS
Friends of the High Line is pleased to partner with Hudson Guild to host some of New York City's best Latin bands on the High Line, transforming the park into an open-air dance floor at sunset.

SUPPORT
Public Programs on the High Line are supported by Altman Foundation. These programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.