Latin Sounds At Pavilion

Parkes Shire

Latin Sounds at the Pavilion is the event that will kick off the summer season in Parkes. Presented by Parkes Shire Council, this is the first of a series of musical performances with something for everyone. Proudly funded by the NSW Government’s Reconnecting Regional NSW – Community Events Program, Sounds at the Pavilion will also run in Parkes & Tullamore in February 2023.

Parkes Shire Council’s Community Events Officer, Carmen Nieves said, “As musical curator of this event, I am proud to be presenting such an extraordinary selection of musicians here in Parkes.”

“Born in South-America, I am passionate about connecting regional audiences with the very best of the Australian performing arts scene. I am confident that showcasing Latin Sounds at the Pavilion will impress and bring the community together in a celebration of this rhythmic genre, rarely performed in regional areas,” added Ms Nieves.

For the first instalment of Sounds at the Pavilion – Latin Sounds will kick off with the soothing sounds of Brazil. The community is encouraged to sit back and be transported to Rio with the Carioca Project, featuring Brazilian percussionist and vocalist Gustavo Cantor, saxophonist Gai Bryant, pianist/vibes Ed Goyer and bassist Harry Birch.

In between sets, DJ Frank Madrid will entertain with a mix of the most popular Latin beats from around the world. The main dish is the nine-piece band and solo dancer, Caribé; a melding of musicians from Sydney’s Cuban, jazz and Latin communities, integrating traditional Cuban dance and music with a modern jazz aesthetic in an immersive performance experience.

This is a free community event with live entertainment for the whole family, with food vendors onsite for the evening. Dancers of all abilities are encouraged to attend this interactive performance.

Other activities presented in partnership with local community groups are the Spring Fling Festival (October 8 to November 19), and the Peak Arts Connect Workshops (October 3 to December 5), providing a series of photography, art & crafts, drumming workshops, exhibitions and performances. The program also features fairs and celebrations in Bogan Gate, Peak Hill and Trundle throughout January and March 2023.

Immerse yourself in the sounds and rhythms of Latin-America, whilst chilling out in a magical sunset at Cooke Park Pavilion on December 3 from 5:00pm.


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