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ITHACA, NY – Congas, timbales, bongos, piano, and bass, plus a powerful horn section and vibrant vocals, make for some high-energy dance music when El Rumbon takes the stage at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 22, on the Cornell University Arts Quad.

rumbon is a big Latin dance party, according to band leader Charlie Izzo, and that’s what the band delivers: hot, energetic music played in styles such as salsa, mambo, plena, merenge, cumbia, and chacha. “The rhythm section will give you a workout, filling the air with bright melodies and driving Afro-Latin rhythms. Come out and join the party!”

In case of thunderstorms or heavy rain, the concert will take place in Klarman Hall Auditorium.

The concert is part of the free summer events series sponsored by Cornell’s School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions. The series runs from June 28 to August 5 and features Tuesday performances at Klarman Hall Auditorium, Wednesday lectures at Call Auditorium in Kennedy Hall, and Friday concerts on the Arts Quad.

For more information, visit, e-mail, or call 607.255.4987. If you need accommodations to participate in this event, please contact us as soon as possible.

Michael Smith

Michael Smith reports on politics and local news for the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached via email at, by cell at (607) 229-0885, or via Google Voice at (518) 650-3639.