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LADAMA (Photo courtesy: CCAE)

The Levitt AMP Escondido Music Series is Bringing World-Latin to the California Center for the Arts

The New Music Series Brings LADAMA and Jimmy & Enrique

Escondido, Ca. – September 17, 2018 — The California Center for the Arts, Escondido continues the 5th week of the Levitt AMP Escondido Music Series on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 4pm-7pm!

Headlining the next festival is LADAMA, who will be performing at 5:30pm with the opener, Jimmy & Enrique starting everything off at 4pm!

LADAMA is a group of four women, virtuosic musicians, and educators, each from a different country and culture of the Americas, who are sisters in song, rhythm and spirit. Harnessing music from their respective countries of origin, the group utilizes traditional and non-traditional instruments from across the Americas, but with a modern twist, to produce Latin Alternative music. LADAMA delivers an utterly unique musical experience.

Jimmie and Enrique (Photo courtesy: CCAE)

Guitarist Jimmy Patton and percussionist Enrique Platas have combined their talents to form this award-winning duo, described as having “an international flair”, as they incorporate flamenco, middle-eastern, salsa, calypso, Brazilian, and other world rhythms into their compositions and arrangements. Jimmy and Enrique’s musical collaboration has given creation to their unique, fiery world-music style that has captivated audiences from all over. Listeners will experience virtuosic guitar passages accompanied by exotic percussive rhythms, which together produce a sound that will grab your soul.

The Center was recently awarded the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Award to help transform their underused public spaces through the power of free, live music.  While the program has been transforming cities across the nation since 2015, Escondido is the first city in California to be granted an award.

The Levitt AMP Escondido Music Series is generously sponsored by Escondido Wine Region, The San Diego Foundation, The San Diego Music Foundation, City Beat, Mother Earth, Nordson Corporation Foundation, Southern Exposure, Visit Escondido, Escondido Downtown Business Association and Museums & Arts Growing Escondido Culture (MAGEC).

This event is free and open to the public. Each “mini-festival” includes food trucks, arts and craft vendors, kids’ activities, and other entertainers in addition to live music. We have a large, free parking lot that you can enter on Escondido Blvd. or Woodward Ave. Additionally, there is some street parking on Broadway at the East end of Grape Day Park. No alcohol, BBQs, or popup tents allowed in the park. All animals must be leashed.

Learn more at http://levitt.org