SAXTONS RIVER -- The Latin vibe will be heard at Main Street Arts when the band De Lomas y Sones brings its Cuban rhythms to Saxtons River on Saturday. Son, bolero, cha cha, salsa, swing, jazz and other rhythms in the Afro-Cuban genre are on the menu for the concert and dance that gets under way at 8 p.m. A Latin-inspired buffet will precede it at 6 p.m. at The Dish on Main restaurant next door, followed by dance lessons at MSA beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Members of De Lomas are familiar players in the area, with two Cubans in the mix: percussionist and band director William Rodriguez, a former member of Septeto Tipico Tivoli, and vocalist Maricel Lucero.
Others in the band are Julian Gerstin, percussion, Dan Dewalt, piano, trombone and steel drums, Jon Weeks, saxophone and flute, and Wayne Roberts on bass.
Rodriguez says the band plays all types of Latin music. "Everything is a fusion with Cuban rhythms. Great for dancing and also great if people choose to sit instead of dancing. We play Cuban music and Latin American-Afro-Cuban jazz," he said.
Tickets for the buffet and dance are $30, or $15 for the dance only and are available by contacting Main Street Arts at 802-869-2970 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are recommended since space is limited.