Summer Concerts at The Tito Puente Latin Music Series
Taking place Thursdays in July and August at outdoor locations across Boston, the six-concert Tito Puente Latin Music Series—coproduced by Berklee, City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and IBA Boston—presents a soundscape of live Latin music with a strong salsa influence in parks around the city. Performers include Berklee faculty, students, alumni, and world-renowned artists.
Check out some of the great shows that have been part of the Summer in the City series in prior years.
Colombian performer Lizje Sarria is a versatile composer, arranger, and solo artist of soulful music.
Inspired by the rich musical rhythms of his native Colombia, Gregorio Uribe will play a festive blend of cumbia, vallenato, and other Colombian styles. This small ensemble features original music by Uribe and highlights the presence of the accordion.
Colombian artist Alea is a progressive and pioneering artist whose music arrests you with authenticity and honesty. Alongside brilliant performers such as Sinuhé Padilla-Isunza, Franco Pinna, and Juan Ruiz, she delivers a high-energy performance that traces the musical heritage of many Latin American countries.
Eguie Castrillo, a Grammy Award winner and percussionist, and his salsa orchestra Mar del Norte will pay tribute to the salsa of the 1970s and 1980s.
A sensation of the current Puerto Rican salsa scene, Orquesta El Macabeo recovers the island’s salsa tradition and updates it with new ideas and the energy of its 11 musicians, who have backgrounds in punk rock, ska, and reggae.