Join the Rhythmix Salsa Party Saturday

As part of their mission to bring cultural experiences from other islands to the Island City, Rhythmix Cultural Works (RCW) presents the Island Arts Concert series. Launching the series this year is the Cuban Maestro Fito Reinoso y sus Clasicos De Cuba (and the Classics of Cuba).

The fun starts Saturday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. with a salsa lesson. The concert begins at 8:30 p.m.

Fito performs a variety of styles from urban Havana grooves to timba to the classic son, mambo, rumba and cha-cha-cha. Fito has played with Cuban legends including Francisco Aguabella, Armando Peraza, Carlos Patato Valdez and Israel Cachao Lopez.

RCW funds the concert series through grants received from the Zellerbach Family Foundation, Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation and the Hewlett Foundation.

Tickets cost $15 in advance; $20 at the door. RCW is located at 2513 Blanding Ave. in Alameda. Find out more at www.rhythmix.org or by calling 865-5060.