Ten Tumbao, a fresh, funky local band that mixes tropical rhythms and vocal harmonies, will perform at «La Primavera Encantada» (Enchanted Spring), the Brookline Arts Center’s Spring fundraising event, on Saturday, May 3rd 2008.

This gala event, with a lively Latin flair, will be held at the lovely Wightman Mansion, now the home of Wheelock College, at 43 Hawes St., Brookline. An Afro-Latin-Caribbean style band, Ten Tumbao features young and talented musicians, including the bandleader, Kenny Kozol, who grew up in Brookline and now teaches at Brookline High School.

Ten Tumbao is fast becoming one of the top Latin bands in Boston and they have performed at such venues as Ryles, Havana Club, Matt Murphy’s Pub, the Hyatt Regency Ball Room, the Harvard Club. They also play regularly with local music legend Bo Winiker and the Winiker Orchestra.

«It’s wonderful for me to be back in Brookline where I grew up and to be able to play at a fundraiser for the Brookline Arts Center, a great organization which does so much good for our community,» said bandleader Kenny Kozol. «All our band members are really looking forward to this special event on May 3rd.»

BAC Board President Lenore Sempert echoed this enthusiasm and said, » La Primavera Encantada» promises to be one of our best events ever! There is so much buzz and excitement around «La Primavera Encantada» and Ten Tumbao! Not only will we be dancing to the music of Ten Tumbao, we will enjoy exotic drinks, fantastic food, an art exhibit and a silent auction!»

«La Primavera Encantada» will be held on Saturday, May 3rd from 7:00 – 10:00pm at the Wightman Mansion, 43 Hawes Street, Brookline. Tickets are $125. and $35. for students. The event will be wheelchair accessible. Please call 617-566-5715 for more information, or visit the BAC website.

The Brookline Arts Center, located at 86 Monmouth Street, Brookline, provides education in the visual arts to students from 2 to 102, as well as a supportive environment for studying and presenting art. Through educational programs, community outreach and exhibitions, the Brookline Arts Center brings people together and enhances community life.

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