Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents “Mambo Kings and Camille Zamora” in a passionate evening of classic Zarzuela arias, tangos, boleros and other musical treasures from Spain, Cuba and the Americas on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in The Wallis’ Bram Goldsmith Theater.
The performance, which takes place during National Hispanic Heritage Month, spotlights the musical chemistry of the iconic Mambo Kings and the magnetic star soprano Zamora. Mambo Kings, hailed as one of the nation’s foremost Latin jazz ensembles, has thrilled audiences for decades with its explosive blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms and jazz improvisation.
Zamora curates and performs the program as part of her work as The Wallis’ 2022/2023 artist-in-residence. With fellow Sing for Hope co-founder and artist-in-residence Monica Yunus, she will create multiple innovative arts events for The Wallis this season. Sing for Hope, which is The Wallis’ 2022/2023 season company-in-residence, is a leading “arts peace corps” that creates initiatives – including the Sing for Hope Pianos in parks and public spaces – that promote the mission of art for all. In addition to Zamora’s performance with the Mambo Kings, she and Yunus present, with The Wallis, the Sing for Hope Production of “The Last Sorcerer (Le Dernier Sorcier),” Pauline Viardot’s 1867 “eco-feminist” masterwork salon opera 150 years ahead of its time. Additionally, Zamora and Yunus will appear in The Wallis’ signature Sorting Room series in December.
Tickets are available at thewallis.org/mambo. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is located at 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
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