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Saturday, July 30 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Rock the Fort: Latin Jazz

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Catch the best up-and-coming bands from Berklee College of music! Enjoy an afternoon of music featuring two bands from Berklee College of Music on Fort Warren's outdoor stage. Relax in the shade or try your hand at backyard games as you listen to the sounds of pop, folk, funk, indie, reggae and world music.

On July 30th, come enjoy an afternoon of Latin Jazz, including:

Fabiola Mendez:
Fabiola Mari Méndez Quiñones was born on February 20, 1996 in Caguas, Puerto Rico. She started taking music classes at age 6.

Fabiola has had the chance of playing large venues in both Puerto Rico, and the United States. In 2008, she was invited to participate in the 3rd Cuatro Festival in California. In this Festival she performed in San Diego and Los Angeles together with other recognized musicians. In 2009, she performed as an invited soloist with the Youth Symphonic Orchestra and has played as a soloist with the Puerto Rico Symphonic Orchestra on several occasions. In 2011, the municipality of Gurabo honored Fabiola by dedicating her the 2011 “Mapeye Festival”, a yearly activity dedicated to music.

In 2013, she had the privilege of performing the Puerto Rico and US National Anthems in the State Senate Inauguration Ceremony. Fabiola has also played in several jazz festivals around the island such as Long Weekends Jazz Fest, Humacao Jazz Fest, and Heineken Ventana al Jazz Fest.

Fabiola has also had the privilege of receiving scholarships from Berklee College of Music, Méndez & Company and APAOSS to cover the costs of her Bachelor in Music Degree.


Orlando Retana:
A drummer directly from Costa Rica, Orlando Retanas focuses on Latin Jazz, Fusion and World Music. He has performed with different artists well known in the music industry such as: el Pulinario, Sabaa Tovar, Chris Allen, Luis Morales Jr, Jonas Guerra, Susana Bacca and many more. Orlando will be graduating from Berklee in May, with plans to move to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams a freelance drummer.


Saturday July 30, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Georges Island Boston Harbor

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