Heartfelt Birthday and Get Well Fundraiser for Master Conguero, TAUMBU, brings Music Greats from across the Southland to Leimert Park on Saturday Afternoon – August 15, 2015 !


                                                             [PRESS RELEASE]
                                                                                                                             START:  IMMEDIATELY
                                                                                                                             STOP:    August 16, 2015
                                                                                                                             CONTACT:  Dalili Pierson
                                                                                                                             PHONE:  (323) 735-5926



“Taumbu” (ne’ Hal Ector, August 11, 1944, in Los Angeles) - legendary conguero, bandleader, composer, educator, craftsman and visual artist - will be given a Heartfelt Birthday and Get Well Fundraiser which will take place on Saturday, August 15, 2015, from 1:00PM – 5:00PM, in Leimert Park at The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, 4305 Degnan Boulevard, Suite 101, Los Angeles, CA 90008.
The Concert features Alumni of The Taumbu International Ensemble, including   Matt AmperDwayne AugustineDon LittletonPhil Ranelin,Michael SessionJessie Sharps and Steve SmithThe Phil Ranelin Jazz Ensemble; also                   The Bobby Matos Afro Latin Jazz Band and many other stellar musicians including:  Andrew AcostaJusto Almario, David Amper, Pablo Calogero, Rafael Feliciano, Dawan Muhammad, Derf Reklaw, Eddie Resto, Manny Silvera, Dwight Trible, Melena Francis Valdes.
           Admission:  $20 = Suggested Minimum Donation
This event is co-sponsored by Don Littleton, Phil Ranelin and all the musicians performing gratuitously with Love in support of their colleague, friend and champion of this great music, Taumbu.  It is also co-sponsored by the following in-kind supporters:  Ken Moore and Howling Monk, Barbara Morrison and The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, Dalili Pierson and Rebuild Crenshaw Arts Committee and the entire Leimert Park arts community.  


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