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May 11, 2023
Global Sounds Music Festival
Join us for a vibrant celebration of the diverse cultures in South Omaha through a day-long music and arts festival. This event is proudly presented in collaboration with Omaha Performing Arts.
- Admission to all concerts is FREE; no tickets are required.
- Feel free to bring your blankets, chairs, sunscreen, bug spray, food, drinks (including beer and wine*), and leashed pets!
- The shows will take place regardless of the weather conditions.
- Local food vendors will be available on-site.
- Engage in enjoyable activities suitable for the whole family.
- Free parking will be available at The Omaha Kroc Center!
The Line Up
12:00– 12:45pm Mariachi Rey Azteca
1:00 – 1:45pm Marcey Yates featuring S. Omaha guest artist & BeAmbi Dance Company
2:00 – 2:45pm Leslie Palensky
3:00 – 3:45pm Hispanic Arts Center of Omaha
4:00 – 5:15pm Bolia Matundu aka “BM”
Bolia Matundu, professionally known as BM, is a Congolese singer-songwriter-producer. Born in Kinshasa, Congo, at age seven he left Kinshasa for the UK. Growing up in South London, 14-years-old BM joined his church choir at the behest of his father; there, he discovered his passion for music. Heavily influenced other noteworthy African musicians Werrson, Koffi Olomide, Papa Wemba, BM became a solo artist in 2016, releasing the album titled song ‘Ebebi’, including top singles like Baloba, Makolongu, My Wife, and Mamacita hitting over 10M streams worldwide. This lead to collaborating and performing with other well-known African artists like Eddie Kenzo, Diamond Platnumz, and Davido and touring to major cities in America, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Holland, and France. BM was an Afromaha 2022 Festival headliner.
5:30 – 6:45pm Nebraska All Stars
Havana, Cuba, native Andy William assembled a stellar cast of musicians for the birth of a new Afro-Cuban jazz orchestra, Andy William and The Nebraska All Stars. Fronted by legendary Havana vocalist Onelio Perez, the group offers different styles of Cuban music and performs tributes to the Buena Vista Social Club of Cuba.Nebraska All Stars
7:00 – 8:30pm The Tartan Terrors
Tartan Terrors bring their Celtic Invasion to festivals and shows across North America, blending the energy of a rock show with humor and stepdance. With a distinctive sound and a proud tradition of making Celtic music fun and accessible to any audience, the Terrors have played big stages across North America, sharing the stage with Scott Helman, Eileen Ivers, and most of the largest Celtic festivals across the country.
8:30 – 9:45pm Tito Puente, Jr. Ensemble
Tito Puente Jr. carries his father with him – imprinted on his physical being and locked in his soul. The younger Puente is determined to nurture the musical legacy left by his father. He refuses to let his father become a distant memory. “He was just too vibrant, too exciting. There was magic in the music my father made. It made people happy all over the world.” Tito Puente, Jr. has become an audience favorite in performing arts centers, symphony halls and jazz festivals worldwide, performing more than 300 shows over the past 5 years. His 2004 album, “In My Father’s Shoes” featured the classic Puente titles and was spun into a BET Jazz television special of the same name. He was seen in a tribute to his father’s music on NBC’s two hour special–“The Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem.” He has also appeared on the ABC soap opera hit “One Life to Live” in performance with his big band.
Tito Puente, Jr. Ensemble
9:45 – 10:00pm Jam session
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