7:00 pm - Friday, July 26

Música en la Plaza: Manny Cepeda Orchestra

California Center for the Arts, 340 North Escondido Boulevard, Escondido

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Manny Cepeda Orchestra was selected as one of the artists on “#Pandora Radio and as a Spotify Artist in 2018!” In 2020, Apple Music and YouTube music added the Manny Cepeda Orchestra to their catalog. One of the most popular Salsa groups of the Manny Cepeda Orchestra conglomerate is the MCO 11- piece band. Their professional demeanor and stellar performance rank them as the # 1 Salsa Band in San Diego. Since 2010 Manny began a series of public concerts called “Salsa Under the Stars,” and today he currently hosts 5 Salsa Under the Stars in downtown San Diego. Manny Cepeda, a Puerto Rican composer and arranger, leader of the Manny Cepeda Orchestra has been inducted as a recording artist of his new CD productions “Roots/Raices” and “Padre Querido” featuring his original lyrics and musical arrangements. Manny drew back from his early childhood teaching of his famous uncle Rafael Cepeda and dedicated this CD on his honor. On his latest CD, Manny paid tribute to his father, Barber/Musician “Don Leonides Rivera.” The Manny Cepeda Orchestra Quartet continues to delight the audiences here in San Diego with his series “Salsa Under the Stars” held at The Headquarters District at Seaport Village every third Friday of the month from 6-9 pm and Little Italy’s Piazza Della Famiglia on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Manny’s core of the group is Aico Simon (Japan), Andy Fraguela (Panama), and Henry (Kiko), Jimenez (Puerto Rico).

Admission/Cost: Free - $20

California Center for the Arts
340 North Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA

Friday, July 26 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM