Salsa band to spice up concerts

DOWNEY - Opa Opa, a Los Angeles-based Latin and salsa band known for its rich and distinctive use of percussion rhythms and robust brassy horns, performs next Wednesday in the city's concerts in the park program.The concert begins at 7 p.m. at Furman Park. Admission is free and residents should bring chairs or blankets. Over the years, Opa Opa has performed with some of Latin America's musical giants, including Celia Cruz, Willie Colon, Tito Puente and others. The band has entertained large audiences at outdoor music events at the Hollywood Palladium, Conga Room and other venues. Opa Opa was formed in 1987 by band leader Oswaldo Bernard. The band includes a unique group of musicians from all corners of the Caribbean and across the Americas to offer their take on salsa.

********** Published: July 7, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 12