The Parrish Art Museum will presents a high-charged night of dance and music with Mambo Loco — a crowd favorite band that blends classic Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican music with “old school” Latin and Latin jazz — and drummer/vocalist/performance artist Mila Tina, who combines percussion, dance, martial arts, music production, and visual design in performances that are multi-sensory experiences.
The event takes place outdoors on the museum’s covered terrace on Friday, August 20, 6:30 p.m., rain or shine.
Carolina Fuentes, a.k.a. Mila Tina, is an international interdisciplinary artist and educator based in New York who captivates audiences with high-energy and empowering solo performances. Playing on an original standing arrangement of drums and percussion instruments, Mila combines elements of martial arts with dance, and incorporates lighting effects and empowerment-themed video design in her shows. She serves as drummer for several music projects in New York, playing the traditional drum set as well as hand percussion instruments. Tina has regularly jammed with members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, as well as members of Paul Simon’s famed rhythm section.
Mambo Loco’s lead vocalist and conguero Larry Belford has performed with renowned Latin ensembles in New York. Alfredo Gonzalez (trombone, violin, percussion, and vocals) adds a Latin flavor that reflects his Puerto Rican heritage. Berklee College of Music alumni Bill Smith (piano, melodica, and vocals) and Wayne Burgess (bass and vocals) round out the extraordinary musicianship of the group.
The Parrish Art Museum is at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. Preregistration is suggested as space is limited on the terrace. Guests are encouraged to visit the COVID guidelines section of the website at parrishart.org, and to bring their own chairs as museum seating is not available.