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Latin Lumberjacks to present outdoor Cinco de Mayo concert

April 25, 2017 - Robbie Goodrich
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Latin Lumberjacks ensemble at Stephen F. Austin State University will present a Cinco de Mayo concert from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 4, in the plaza outside the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the SFA campus.

The Latin Lumberjacks is comprised of members of the Sound Recording Technology program within the SFA School of Music. Directed by Luigi Lazareno, music faculty member, the group will perform a variety of classical and popular songs in salsa style.

The program will feature colorful, happy salsa sounds that highlight the powerful rhythms of cha-cha-cha, bolero, guaguancó, son montuno, bachata and others performed with piano, bass, brass, congas, maracas, claves and other Latin music instruments, along with vocals.

The program will combine classical works of C.P.E Bach and W.A. Mozart with the diverse works of Mexican concert pianist, songwriter and recording artist Consuelo Velazquez, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Michael Jackson, Marc Anthony, Stevie Wonder, Seis del Solar, Gloria Gaynor and Walter Fuentes, according to Lazareno.

"There will be something for everyone, so bring your dancing shoes," Lazareno advised those who plan to attend.

The concert is free. For more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.