Tito Puente Latin Music Series - Obbini Tumbao
July 23, 2009
Cacao Música recording artists and winners of the 2006 Boston Phoenix poll for Best World Music Act, Obbini Tumbao deliver high-energy dance music. Rebecca Cline, a Berklee faculty pianist from Athens, Georgia, joins forces with Anita Quinto, a percussionist from Caracas, Venezuela, to produce a compelling new sound for fans of the infectious grooves associated with artists like Buena Vista Social Club. The band's powerful horn section is supported by an ebullient rhythm section of congas, timbales, bongos, piano, and bass. In five short years, Obbini Tumbao has gained the loyal affection of the Boston-area salsa-music-loving public. The group performs regularly to sold-out audiences at the Regattabar, Scullers, and Ryles.
From merengue and salsa to Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz, the fifth-annual Tito Puente Latin Music Series promises to heat-up two of Boston’s neighborhood public parks in July with danceable rhythms. The series — presented by Berklee College of Music; Villa Victoria Center for the Arts; and ParkARTS — features Berklee faculty, students, and guest artists hailing from various parts of Latin America, including the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and Mexico.