Latin American music series celebrates local and foreign artists

Música y Ritmos, the Latin American musical series co-produced by the Nimbus Arts Center and the Segunda Quimbamba Folkloric Center, returns Saturday, September 24 for its third musical series at the Nimbus Arts Center from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with live musical performances, a lesson salsa, craft vendors and an open dance floor.

Featured performers include Jersey City’s Segunda Quimbamba, who will perform Bomba y Plena: Puerto Rican Drum Folk Music and Dance; as well as Los Hermanos Gonzalez, a young group from Utuado, Puerto Rico, whose music ranges from Puerto Rican folk music to other Latin American popular music; DJ Carlos Hedricks; and Mike Andino of Estilo Dance will lead the salsa dance lesson.

The series is both based on the history and roots of Latin American music in Jersey City and Hudson County over the past century and is also a celebration of local Latinx music artists working in the area. today.

“The lineage of Latin music in Hudson County is multi-layered and multi-generational,” says Juan Cartagena of Segunda Quimbamba. “For our people, music is tied to history, culture, family and community. We look forward to inviting the public to discover the richness of our Música y Ritmos.

Past performers include Segunda Quimbamba, Latin Grammy-winning tango quartet Pedro Giraudo, and Afro-Peruvian jazz sextet Gabriel Alegrías.

The event will feature food trucks, beverages and artisan vendors. Guests wishing to reserve a table can do so by purchasing a VIP ticket for two attendees for $50, which includes two drink tickets, a table for two, and access to the VIP lounge. You can book your VIP tickets online at

After Saturday’s event, the next part of the series is scheduled to take place in March 2023. The Nimbus Arts Center is located at 329 Warren St., Jersey City. General admission to the show is free.

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