Cleveland, OH (June 14, 2017)–The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Ohio City Stages returns for weekly summer block parties in front of Transformer Station on Wednesday evenings in July at 7:30 p.m. Now in its fifth season, Ohio City Stages is the museum’s acclaimed global music series that brings international artists to this neighborhood stage.
CMA Ohio City Stages
Wednesday, July 5: Joan Soriano
Joan Soriano plays steel string bachata, a genre of music essential to Dominican culture that draws upon a variety of influences from Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Soriano creates danceable music by blending bachata with sacred Afro-Dominican traditions.
Wednesday, July 12: Totó la Momposina
Totó la Momposina represents the music of Colombia’s Caribbean coastline, embodying its African, indigenous Indian and Spanish cultures to create a unique musical tradition. A recipient of the WOMEX Lifetime Achievement Award and the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Totó la Momposina focuses on cumbia, one of the better-known hypnotic rhythms of Colombia.
Wednesday, July 19: El Septeto Santiaguero
El Septeto Santiaguero is a Latin Grammy Award-winning band playing Cuban son. Since its founding in 1995, the group has performed in more than 30 countries, mixing different circuits of salsa, jazz and world music.
Wednesday, July 26: Mokoomba
Hailing from Zimbabwe, Mokoomba is a 6-piece award-winning band that blends traditional Tonga and Luvale rhythms with dashes of funk, ska and soukous. Mokoomba has taken its raw Afro-fusion energy to dance floors in more than 50 countries around the world.
CMA Studio Go
Stop by Studio Go, the CMA’s mobile art studio, to participate in hands-on art-making activities, pop-up drawing classes and other family-oriented art projects.
Food and Drink
Grab a drink at the Great Lakes Brewing Co. beer tent or order from the on-site food truck.
Food and drinks available for purchase.
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