If you’re someone who loves to listen to salsa music — or better yet, someone who loves to shake those hips — then you should be at the Westfield Memorial Library on Wednesday, February 4 at 7 pm. Salsa at a public library? Well, why not??
The Jose Obando Trio will perform an exuberant medley of music from Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic, along with lively selections of Latin jazz. A dance lesson will be included in the event, as well as a discussion of the roots of salsa music and its instruments.
Jose Obando is one of the founders of the Salsa Museum located in Spanish Harlem, New York. He founded and serves as the current executive director of the Lubona Corporation, an educational consultancy that has aided such institutions as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Juilliard School, and the NY Public Library. Among the selections his Trio will perform at the library are “Guantanamera” and “Besame Mucho.”
The salsa event is FREE and open to all members of the Westfield Library. You must register to confirm a space: visit www.wmlnj.org, click “calendar,” then click on “Jose Obando Trio” on Feb. 4 to sign up to attend. Or call 908-789-4090. The performance will take place in the meeting room within the library.
And take advantage of the dozens of other great events offered for adults and children at the Westfield Library, most of which are free!