OLA Brings Back the Pachanga

Pictured Above: Mambo Loco at the 2019 OLA Pachanga.

Organizacion Latino Americana of Eastern Long Island has partnered with Parrish Art Museum to bring back their very popular cultural event, Pachanga on Friday, Aug. 20 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

This year’s theme is “Vision and Action” or “Visión y Acción”.

Featured along with live salsa music favorite Mambo Loco will be Mila Tina and guest artist, Wu Woman. 

“We are excited about bringing Pachanga back in a safe and novel way this year,” said Minerva Perez, Executive Director of OLA of Eastern Long Island. “Vision without action translates to pretty yet empty words. OLA is working to secure a healthier, safer, and more equitable East End for all. The only way to do this well is to build bridges and celebrate culture side by side along with all the advocacy initiatives we are running. Pachanga encourages us to dance across that bridge together.”

Carolina Fuentes (AKA Mila Tina) has been a key artistic partner in this presentation as she has consistently helped OLA to introduce the community to emerging artists. This Pachanga we will introduce Wu Woman (Svitlana Zavialova) to their East End audiences as part of Mila Tina’s breathtaking percussion performance. 

“This will be an empowering performance art production that combines high-energy drumming on an original arrangement with dance and martial art movement performed as a language of emotional multiplicity. This performance incorporates lighting effects and empowerment-themed video design in the background with pre-mixed music,” said Carolina Fuentes (AKA Mila Tina).

“Of course, we are calling all the salsa dancers to come out and dance to Mambo Loco’s dynamic live music – what a better way to spend a Friday night then outside under the stars at the Parrish Art Museum,” said Ms. Perez.

Tickets are available online at the Parrish Art Museum website: https://parrishart.org/event/pachanga-featuring-mambo-loco-and-mila-tina/ 

$12 Adults | $5 Parrish Members
Free for Students and Children

$ 12 Adultos | $ 5 Miembros del Museo Parrish
Gratis para estudiantes y niños

Tickets can be purchased at the door as well. All Covid protocols will be in place for the safety of performers and audience. 

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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