The public is invited to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at the Livingston Public Library with a free performance appropriate for all ages by the Viva Vallenato Cumbia Band on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m.
The Viva Vallenato Cumbia Band performs the electrifying folk music of Colombia, South America. These happy songs contain the cultural memory of a people with roots in Africa, Native America and Europe. Learn the stories behind this unique music, learn some dance steps, and come dance the cumbia with Viva Vallenato Band, led by Phil Passantino.
The Viva Vallenato Cumbia Band has been featured on local news outlets such as WPIX News, Univision, Telemundo 47 “Acceso Total” TV show, and Telecafe, Telecaribe and Telepacifico TV (Colombia). They have also performed at the Bradley Beach Concert Series, Maplewood Cultural Heritage Festival, the Bergen County Colombian Festival and in many venues and festivals throughout the tri-state area.
The band will perform at First Night Morris in Morristown this Dec.31.
The program is funded by the Friends of the Livingston Library Music Matters Series. It is free and open to everyone.