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Enjoy the Latin/Mexican folk/world sounds of Locarno on July 26.
Part of the Zoo Music Concert Series.
Locarno is the Latin project of Paperboys frontman Tom Landa. The music, like him, is part Mexican but with strong doses of Cuban Son, Folk Music, Pop and Funk. There are threads of Son Jarocho and Salsa, but the songs are more edgy and contemporary than that. The music could be compared to Manu Chao, Ozomatli or Rodrigo and Gabriela; but although there are similarities it is truly original and a new flavor in the Latin music genre.
"Locarno's approach is so genuine and welcome for audiences who enjoy great song writing, a respect for tradition, a searching musical curiosity, and virtuoso performance skills. Their compelling blend of Mexican, Cuban and North American popular music delivered with exuberant energy is a winning combination." -Michael Juk, CBC (2011)
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Gates open at 6 p.m. and concerts begin at 7:30 p.m., rain or shine. Animals will be on exhibit until 8 p.m.
Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome, but please do not bring glass containers or alcoholic beverages into the park. Food, beer and wine are available for purchase.