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Los Day Trippers in Concert: Beatles Music Re-imagined with Afro-Cuban Beats

Friday, October 20, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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Something in the way they groove… Los Day Trippers presents their wildly popular fusion of the Beatles to Latin beats and fun arrangements: Cumbia, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Latin Rock, Bolero, Salsa and more! All you need is love and live music with Los Day Trippers!

Los Day Trippers puts a delightfully rhythmic Latin twist to the music of the fab four. The DC-based band of music junkie journalists and the diplomatic and military corps brew up fun arrangements that infuse Afro-Caribbean beats such as mambo, cumbia, cha-cha, merengue, bolero and bossa nova to your popular favorites.

About Los Band:

Felix Contreras has been playing Afro-Caribbean percussion for over 40 years and was the proud owner of his very own Beatles lunch box in the fourth grade. Felix is the host of NPR’s Alt.Latino.

When lead singer Marisa Arbona-Ruiz first heard her parents’ Beatles album it set her musical DNA and a George crush on fire. At 13 she got caught playing a forbidden guitar in the closet and has been twisting and shouting ever since. Marisa is the co-host of NPR’s Alt.Latino.

When bassist Alberto Del Castillo got his first Beatles LP in the third grade, his mind went boom. And he ‘died’ for their boots and hair style. Though destined only for buzz cuts for years to come, he never stopped rocking to “I Saw Her Standing There.” Alas, dreams do happen.

Avid guitarist Van Williamson was the host and producer of Radio from Downtown, a long-running live radio theater production here at the Avalon, and is the former director of NPR’s Morning Edition. “I saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan at my girlfriend’s house. Things were never the same. The girlfriend didn’t last, but the Beatles did.”

Engineer by day, guitarrista by night, Joe Mills had a fab four awakening. “At first, the Stones were my Beatles. But, “And Your Bird Can Sing” and “Rain” brought me around.”

Born the year the Beatles broke up, conguero Tim Rodriguez first heard them on his father’s Walkman. But there’s something in the way a Beatles cover moved his three year old son that stoked his rediscovery, and now merging his Cuban inspired beats.

Learn more about Los Day Trippers here: 


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Friday, October 20, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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