Guests to this private event had the after-hours of the museum to themselves, and once inside, the host wanted to take all on an exotic journey. Music led the way.
While exploring the Renzo Piano designed rebuild and its inhabitants, guests were serenaded by renown world music DJ HARRY DUNCAN, who set the mood with a vibrant global-soul mix that pulsed throughout the building's sound system. Once the special tours and presentations from astronauts, painters, and science experts were over, the crowd gathered in the expansive main piazza next to the 4-story rain forest and started moving to the afro-funk beats of African music stalwarts KOTOJA, as the 10-piece band laid down an irresistible, feel-good set. Then, Fiji's
RAKO PASEFIKA took everyone to islands far away with their native songs & dance.
With Duncan's mixes expertly connecting the dots between live sets, the Grammy award-winning PACIFIC MAMBO ORCHESTRA took the stage 13 members strong and brought the crowd to its dancing best. The Latin big band ignited the room with with its high energy blend of 40s - 60s golden era sounds of mambo, salsa, cha-cha, and Latin jazz. Feet and faces alike were smiling wide from the power of the PMO.
It was a sensory, mental and physical escape for all the guests of the host, a social justice organization involved in environmental, educational and immigration issues. All under an intoxicating blend of world music sounds from Africa, Latin America, Pacific Islands,
and all points in-between.
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Music curation and booking by BROKEN ARROW. Event production by e2k events.