The Son also rises: Son Como Son

Pasatiempo - - RANDOM ACTS - — J.L.

The Santa Fe Bandstand sum­mer con­cert se­ries on the Plaza fea­tures mu­sic made for danc­ing. This year’s lineup be­gins Tues­day, July 7, from 6 to 8:45 p.m., with Son Como Son, Al­bu­querque’s fa­vorite Cuban salsa ensem­ble — sure to get your feet mov­ing and your hips shak­ing. Trom­bon­ist, vo­cal­ist, per­cus­sion­ist, com­poser, and ar­ranger César Bau­val­let started play­ing in cabarets in Ha­vana when he was sev­en­teen, and he spent his twen­ties tour­ing Europe and Latin Amer­ica. He founded Son Como Son — which means “they are what they are” — in 1993, the year af­ter he moved to Al­bu­querque, and the group is now one of the long­est-stand­ing salsa en­sem­bles in the re­gion, play­ing at the Cooper­age Res­tau­rant in Al­bu­querque, the New Mexico Jazz Work­shop, and the Telluride Jazz Fes­ti­val. Bandstand con­certs are free. Visit www.santafeband­stand.org.

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