Queens Theatre in the Park (QTP)’s Chase 2010 Latino Cultural Festival, taking place from July 29 to August 8 at Queens Theatre in the Park, presents Yomo Toro y Los Latino Del Son, with special guest “El Topo” on Friday, July 30, 2010 at 8pm. Yomo Toro’s performance takes place at the Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, New York. Tickets are $25 the day of the performance, $20 in advance, and $18 dollars for multi-show purchases.
This is the 14th year of the festival, which features 12 additional events, including music, dance, comedy, spoken word, film, and family-friendly performances, such as a concerts by Leon Gieco, a pop-folk musician who has been called the Argentine Bob Dylan, and Carlos Varela, one of Cuba’s most talented and emblematic artists.
Yomo Toro’s spectacular, pioneering use of the cuatro (Puerto Rico’s 10-stringed guitar) has thrilled fans of all ages in concerts throughout the world. His dexterity and originality can be heard on his multiple recordings, his contributions to Willie Colon, Arsenio Rodriguez and Hector Lavoe’s albums, as well as in films, including the opening theme to Woody Allen’s “Bananas.” Yomo Toro will perform with special guests, including Puerto Rican composer and poet “El Topo.” Appropriate for ages 8 and up.
The Festival is sponsored by JP Morgan Chase, Time Warner Cable, Con Edison and DELTA.
Recordings by Yomo Toro: El Espiritu Jibaro
Tickets are available:
* Online at www.queenstheatre.org
* By phone at 718-760-0064, Tue-Sat, 12-6pm.
* In person at Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, NY.
By Subway: Take the 7 train to Mets-Willets Point stop. Exit and turn left after passing through turnstile, walk downstairs on the parking lot side and follow the theater shuttle signs. Take free trolley to the Theatre. Trolley runs for one hour before and after all performances.
By Car: Take the Grand Central Parkway to exit 9E (from Manhattan) or 9P (from Long Island) and follow the signs for the Theatre. Free parking in adjacent lot.
Author: World Music Central News Department
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