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Long Beach Bayou Festival
Celebrate the 28th anniversary of the Long Beach Bayou Festival, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 21 and 22, at Rainbow Lagoon Park in Long Beach.
The event is a zydeco, blues, Creole and Cajun festival. Tickets start at $25.
Details: (562) 912-4451; www.longbeachbayou.com
Tributo a Las Divinas Cubanas
The Museum of Latin American Art presents Tributo a las Divas Cubanas, June 22, as part of its Summer Sundays at MoLAA concert series, showcasing Afro-Cuban music.
Cuban vocalist and former member of Bamboleo, Yordamis, will pay a musical homage to legendary Cuban troubadours: Celia Cruz, La Lupe, Celeste Mendoza, and Graciela. In a genre dominated by men, these chanteuses proved to be as formidable as their male counterparts. Backed by the West Coast Salsa Orchestra, Yordamis will perform the songs that have memorialized each Diva in her own right and continue to be steadfast favorites.
Yordamis Megret was born in the province of Oriente in Cuba. She made her debut at the age of 5 as a singer at Teatro Guiñol in her hometown. In 1995 she graduated with honors from National School of Art in Havana. In Cuba, Yordamis worked with NG La Banda director, Jose Luis “El Tosco” Cortes, as well as Orchestra Bamboleo. After four years of successful tours and performances with Bamboleo she launched her solo career, remaining in the United States. Yordamis, a resident of Miami works as a classical guitar teacher as well as the lead singer for her own orchestra.
Details: (562) 437-1689; www.molaa.org
Location: 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach