Saturday, September 2, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
The Untermyer Performing Arts Council will present Cocomama at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 2nd, at Untermyer Park.
A virtual United Nations of women, the members of Cocomama hail from five countries on four continents. Playing their own kind of World Latin music, powerfully virtuosic yet elegantly musical, Cocomama “brings it” creating a sound that is all at once fierce and beautiful!
Their debut album Quiero, included in the 2016 Grammy pre-nominations for Best Tropical Latin album, celebrates the coming together of a wide range of musical experiences in three different languages. As evidenced by their diverse repertoire, the group’s influences are limitless: Afro-Cuban, Classical, Jazz, Afro-Caribbean, Latin American, Soul, R&B and beyond.
Cocomama’s origins date back to 2005 when an all-female salsa band was requested to play a fundraiser at the Copacabana for then New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The success of this chance performance led to other engagements and Cocomama was born. Over time, the sheer diversity of the band members’ backgrounds and talents could not be ignored. Today, the group’s sound is an inclusive blending of musical styles and influences from around the globe.
Enchanting audiences with their irresistible groove at New York City’s most popular jazz and Latin clubs including Studio 54, the Iridium, and Subrosa, Cocomama has also performed at the United Nations, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Central Park, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
This definitely is another “don’t miss” Untermyer Performing Arts Council World Fest 2017 evening under the stars!
For more information, call the UPAC Artsline at 914-375-3435, visit our website at www.untermyer.com, or email us at [email protected] This celebration of dance is sure to be another “don’t miss” Untermyer Performing Arts Council event under the stars!
The Untermyer Performing Arts Council is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to continuing the tradition of Minnie and Samuel Untermyer, bringing musical entertainment to our treasure of a park and the people of Yonkers.
Our events are admission free and open to the public. Our audience must bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets, as seating is not provided.
In case of rain, call the Untermyer Performing Arts Council’s Arts Line, 914-375-3435, after 2 p.m. the day of the performance for confirmation of the program’s location. This year our rain site will be the William Boyce Thompson School, 1065 North Broadway, Yonkers. This school formerly was called the Foxfire School.
This program, done in cooperation with Mayor Mike Spano and the Yonkers Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation, is made possible by ArtsWestchester with support from Westchester County Government and the City of Yonkers. The Empire City Casino, Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer; our many generous supporters provide additional support for our programs.
For further information, please call the Untermyer Performing Arts Council’s Arts Line at 914-375-3435. For updates, visit our website www.untermyer.org, our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/upac1976/, follow us on Twitter @UntermyerPAC, LinkedIn and Pinterest.
Event Location and Ticket Information
Untermyer Performing Arts Council at Untermyer Park
945 North Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10701
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Saturday, September 2, 2017
Times: 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Presenter: Untermyer Performing Arts Council
Presenter Phone: 914-375-3435
Presenter Website: www.untermyer.com