¡Cubanismo!, Ricardo Lemvo + Makina Loca

¡Cubanismo! perform at the Bandshell as part of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, presented in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance. For the latest information, including weather updates, set times, seating configurations, and FAQs, please visit the BRIC website.

Led by trumpeter Jesús Alémañy, a prodigy who joined the great Havana son group Sierra Maestra at 15, the sizzling dance band ¡Cubanismo! approaches Cuban music with both a reverence for tradition and an outward-reaching flare, punctuating every performance with a “rhythmic kick and a sense of adventure.” (AllMusic) Ricardo Lemvo, the Congo-born, LA-based singer and bandleader of Makina Loca, plays “a blend of Cuban and Central African traditions that is seamless and organic—and infectious.” (LA Times)

Gates open an hour before the performance unless otherwise noted, and all performances are rain or shine.