Latin Ensemble Tropicante To Perform At JCC Feb. 8

Tropicante, a four-piece ensemble who’s members hail from Panama and Colombia, will perform their lively and upbeat music for students of Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown campus in an 8-10 p.m. performance at the Student Union on Thursday, Feb. 8. Submitted photo

A Latin music ensemble will pay a visit to students of Jamestown Community College next week to educate them on Latin culture, language and diversity.

Tropicante will perform a variety of Latin dance music in the JCC Student Union on Thursday, Feb. 8, from 8-10 p.m. The ensemble’s lively concerts are sprinkled with first-rate musicianship, anecdotes and humor.

Tropicante is a four-musician ensemble which has traveled nationwide and internationally, bringing smiles to thousands with its contagious, upbeat music. In addition to its concerts, Tropicante offers a large range of educational programs. Its lead singers, Karin Stein and Ed East, will engage their audience with the sound of popular Latin beats, and students can also expect to hear the Colombian “cumbia,” the Dominican “merengue,” the Venezuelan “tambor,” the Brazilian “samba” and more.

Members of the renowned ensemble hail from the Central and South American countries of Panama and Colombia. The group will also interact with students in classroom visits during their time at JCC.

The concert is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by JCC’s campus life and residence life programs, college programming committee and the Weeks Gallery. Additional support is provided through the Sarita Hopkins Weeks Jamestown Community College Fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.

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