The music of Cuba and the Dominican converge at Viva Tampa Bay Hispanic Heritage Festival

Coney Island is in the house, too.

click to enlarge The music of Cuba and the Dominican converge at Viva Tampa Bay Hispanic Heritage Festival

A hybrid style of Cuban music (timba, which combines funk and R&B with salsa and Afro-Cuban folk music) meets sounds from the Dominican Republic (merengue) and Latin Coney Island when Timbalive, New York’s Oro Solido and New Jersey pop singer Frankie Negron hit downtown Tampa’s Perry Harvey Sr. Park for the Viva Tampa Bay Hispanic Heritage Festival. The party starts at 11 a.m. and goes to until 8 p.m; kids five years old and under are free, but the rest of us have to pay $5 to get in. Yes, there will be Hispanic food.

Sun. Oct. 6, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Perry Harvey Sr. Park, 1000 E. Harrison St., Tampa.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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