Rain Venue: Westbury Community Center (360 Post Avenue)
Carlos Castillo is a native of Puerto Rico who played Bass for Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez, Machito, Joe Cuba, Hector Rivera and just about every name in the Latin music scene of the 60’s and 70’s. Carlos had long had a dream of founding a Latin workshop from which he could share his musical experiences with a new generation. Sonido Clasico, founded in 1999 preserves the music of the latin big band era of the 50’s 60’s and 70’s.
Opening the set for Sonido Clasico is a short Latin dance demonstration by local dance studio Rhythmology. They will be on hand during to concert to help you get your latin moves on.
Painting by Dr. Nichelle Rivers
Nichelle Rivers, a multi-media artist and educator, is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. Her bold and vibrant depictions are not only inspired by her culturally rich childhood, but also by such iconic art figures like Faith Ringgold, Frida Kahlo, Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence. Her work is also inspired by her love of music and bringing to life spatial relationships and patterns. She likens her need to create art in its many forms to breathing… Simply put, it keeps her sane.