Edu Mendoza & Mr. J
Opening Act: Thursday, September 1
About Edu: Born and raised in Cochabamba, Bolivia, Eduardo Mendoza is a multi-instrumentalist performer, cultural ambassador, and educator. Edu is known for performing multiple genres with a twist by taking advantage of his native instruments. During his undergraduate career at Northern State University, Edu has been a Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation Scholar for three consecutive years and has been cultivating his passion for Latin music ever since. Edu is well known in the state of South Dakota for hosting Bolivian music and culture presentations in public schools as a part of his cultural project “My Roots”. Edu is the new music teacher at Laura B. Anderson Elementary in Sioux Falls, SD.
About Mr. J: Born and raised in Cochabamba, Bolivia, Daniel Jimenez is a musician and educator. Daniel specializes in Latin percussion and the drum set. Daniel currently works in Summit, SD where he teaches general music, choir and band. Daniel freelances as a session drummer and records from his home studio, where he also teaches online lessons. In the summers, Daniel teaches percussion at the Rushmore National Music Camp. Daniel graduated from Northern State University with a Bachelor of Music Education degree.
Edu Mendoza and Mr. J will be opening for the Parranderos Latin Combo on Thursday, September 1st.
Schedule of the night includes:
6:30pm Lawn Opens (food/drink vendors open) and Dance Lesson
Free Salsa Dance Lesson with Ballroom Dance Academy (All levels welcome!)
7:00pm Music Starts
Opener: Edu Mendoza and Mr. J
Headliner: Parranderos Latin Combo