The Lalo and Friends ensemble is pictured in this promotional photo.

Lalo and Friends to give free salsa performance Oct. 5 at UT Martin

The University of Tennessee at Martin will continue celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a live performance by the Lalo and Friends Salsa Band beginning at 5 p.m., Oct. 5, in the university quadrangle. The performance is free and open to the public, and dance lessons will be given at 4:30 p.m. prior to the concert.

Lalo Davila is currently a professor of music and director of percussion studies at Middle Tennessee State University. He has extensive experience as a composer, author and performer in addition to his years in higher education, and he was named one of Nashville’s top five percussionists of the year in 1998.

Davila established Lalo and Friends in 1992, and they have since been featured at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention and the National Association of Music Merchants. The UT Martin performance is scheduled in conjunction with the university’s first Hispanic Student Reception, which begins at 3 p.m. in the Boling University Welcome Center and is open to all Hispanic students who are considering earning a degree at UT Martin. Spanish-language interpreters will be available.

Lalo and Friends’ performance is co-sponsored by the UT Martin Office of Student Life and Multicultural Affairs, Department of Music, the Student Government Association and the Coleman Family Foundation.

For more information, contact the UT Martin Department of Music at 731-881-7402.


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