Bloom at Good Hope: Ceylon Mitchell and  Raíces Negras

Bloom at Good Hope Concert Series

Modern Cuban Charanga Ensemble 

with Ceylon Mitchell and Raíces Negras

Free Outdoor Concert


Sat, July 13, 2024 | 5pm

Free / Pay What You Can


Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center
14715 Good Hope Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20905

Lawn Seating & Dining

Bring your own chairs, blankets, and food for a picnic! No alcohol or pets.

Procedures and tips for a comfortable visit.


60 minutes

Contemporary classic flutist Dr. Ceylon Mitchell II leads the modern Cuban charanga ensemble Raíces Negras in an evening dedicated to the beloved Cuban music group Orquesta Aragón and its songwriter, Richard “La Flauta Mágica” Egües.  The performance features hits like "El Bodeguero" and "Pare Cochero," showcasing the fusion of Afro-Cuban rhythms and European classical instruments. A celebration of traditional Cuban forms and Latin jazz, Mitchell and the award-winning musicians of Raíces Negras bring audiences to their feet. 

This free concert at Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center is part of Bloom by Strathmore, which strives to create community and expand access to the arts. View upcoming Bloom concerts.

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