Online Cuban salsa and timba concert coming to Michigan Medicine

September 14, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Cuba has long been a hotbed of cross-pollinating musical styles, so it is a great fit for the diverse nationalities and backgrounds of the Grupo Escobar quartet.

Grupo Escobar features Steve Jarosz (guitar and tres, a three-course Cuban chordophone), Brian DiBlassio (piano), Eddie Caraballo (bass), and Owl DiBlassio (congas). They specialize in Cuban salsa and timba, seizing the spirit and energy of those forms, but allowing them to evolve by fusing them with cumbia, jazz, Arabic traditional and modern tropical rhythms.

This concert will be streamed on Michigan Medicine YouTube channel.

For more info and other concerts in the series, please visit

What: Gifts of Art free online concert

When: Noon-1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15

Online event:

From the link you can set a reminder, save it to a watchlist or watch it any time after the stream begins.

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