The Huntington Public Library pays tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society during National Hispanic Heritage Month, which occurs each year between September 15 to October 15. HPL helps celebrate this rich heritage with a variety of programs that include the music of Mambo Loco
(Sunday, October 5 , 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm), Long Island’s favorite Afro-Cuban ensemble. Join us as Mambo Loco presents the best of Latin music with their unique blend of Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican music.
Sonny & Perley’s Brazilian Romance
(Sunday, September 28, 2:00 pm) brings us the sultry and mesmerizing rhythm of Bossa Nova
, which exploded on the music scene in 1963 with the huge success of Girl from Ipanema
, by Antonio Carlos Jobim
. Perley is a powerful singer with roots in traditional Jazz. Sonny is an ideal accompanist whose phrasing always leaves space for an improvisation from Perley. In this entertaining and educational program, they capture the essence of Bossa Nova with music, narration, and lyrics in both English and Portuguese.