Camarillo, Calif., Oct. 10, 2011 – The Performing Arts department at CSU Channel Islands (CI) will be hosting a concert featuring Orquesta Charangoa on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in Malibu Hall 100 at the CI campus. The concert is free and open to the public. Salsa Lessons will take place prior to the concert in Malibu Hall 120 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Orquesta Charangoa is the most authentic and elegant Cuban Charangoa group in Southern California. The style called Charanga includes flute, violins, vocals, and the Cuban rhythm section that will make you dance. Leader/flutist Fay Roberts traveled twice to Cuban in 1997 to study with legendary flutist/composer Richard Egues (from Orq. Aragon and who wrote "El Bodeguero"). Egues entrusted Fay with several of his musical compositions and asked her to start an ensemble in Los Angeles to help keep his music alive. Since then Orquesta Charangoa has performed traditional and modern Cuban music in some of the southlands top venues including the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Grand Performances at the Water Court, Hollywood Palladium, Conga Room, and numerous festivals, including the Oxnard Salsa Festival. 

Charangoa's latest CD "Lo Que Quiero es Charangoa" was released in July 2011 to critical acclaim. It is available at iTunes, Amazon, CDbaby, Amoeba Hollywood, Descarga.com and elwatusi.com

Limited parking is available on campus. A daily permit is $6. Free parking is available at the Camarillo Metrolink Station/Lewis Road parking lot in Camarillo with bus service to and from the campus. Riders should board the VISTA Bus to the campus; the fare is $1.25 each way. Buses arrive and depart from the Camarillo Metrolink Station every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. For exact times, check the schedule at www.goventura.org.

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CSU Channel Islands (CI) is the only four-year, public university in Ventura County and is known for its interdisciplinary, multicultural and international perspectives, and its emphasis on experiential and service learning. CI's strong academic programs focus on business, sciences, liberal studies, teaching credentials, and innovative master's degrees. Students benefit from individual attention, up-to-date technology, and classroom instruction augmented by outstanding faculty research. CI has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is committed to serving students of all backgrounds from the region and beyond. Connect with and learn more about CI by visiting CI's Social Media.

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