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Melao de Cuba

Solid Salsa inspired beats with Afro-Cuban Rhythms that makes the audience get up and dance!

Melao, the Spanish word for molasses, is a group of talented Portland musicians who come together to share the beauty and exuberance of traditional Cuban music.
Just as molasses is transformed into one of the oldest spirits of the world, rum, Melao transforms elements of Afro-Cuban and Spanish music into vibrant, danceable music that lifts your spirit and brings joy to your heart.

"Salsa music is exemplary of all things Cuban, in the sense it is warm, sensual and easygoing. Use the conga, horns and cowbell rhythms to take your hips for a journey. Just as molasses is transformed into rum, one of the oldest spirits of the world, Melao de Cuba transforms elements of Afro-Cuban and Spanish music into vibrant, danceable music that lifts your spirit and brings joy to your heart."

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Music on Main Street 2014

On Wednesday evenings during July and August, Portland’5 takes advantage of the lovely summer weather in Portland to present Music on Main Street, our free outdoor concert series. The concerts feature popular local musicians playing a diverse collection of music. The 2014 season features jazz, salsa, tributes to the Beatles and the Allman Brothers, Ghanaian drummers, power pop, songwriters, and bohemian caberet.  The free concerts are open to the public and run from 5pm to 7pm – tickets are not required. The ArtBar & Bistro will be serving seasonal fare and delicious libations starting at 4:30pm. The free concerts are held in downtown Portland on Main Street, between Southwest Broadway & Park Ave., next to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Music on Main Street is made possible through the generous support of these fine sponsors: Jack Daniel’s, Bacardi USA, Hidden Crush Wines, Trinchero Family Estates, Bridgeport Brewing Co., Full Sail Brewing Co., Crispin Cider, Young’s Market Company, Columbia Distributing, OnPoint Community Credit Union, and Willamette Week.

: Upcoming Events

Brunish

Stumptown Stages presents It's a Wonderful Life in the Portland'5 Brunish Theatre, in Antoinette...

Showing: 12/11 - 12/28
Keller

Oregon Ballet Theatre presents George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, December 13-27, 2014 at the...

Showing: 12/13 - 12/27
Arlene

Oregon Symphony welcomes performing artists Cirque Musica to the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall...

Showing: 12/19 - 12/20
Newmark

Oregon Repertory Theatre presents A Tuna Christmas- the sequel to the hit comedy Greater Tuna- at the...

Showing: 12/12 - 12/21
Winningstad

Third Rail Repertory Theatre presents The Mystery of Irma Vep, by Charles Ludlam, December 5, 2014-January...

Showing: 12/05 - 01/10
Arlene

Oregon Symphony presents Comfort & Joy: A Classical Christmas at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer...

Showing: 12/21