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Monette Marino’s World Jazz Ensemble Tribute to Mongo Santamaria

The information below is from the 2019 Fair, and it will give you an idea of what to expect in 2020. Please check back soon!

Monette Marino is an internationally acclaimed world percussionist. She won the Guitar Center’s Hand Drum Off in 2001 and has performed and taught in over 20 countries. Her music blends African and Latin rhythms and melodies into Funk and Rock grooves.

Her concert at the San Diego County Fair will feature a tribute to the great Latin Percussionist and Composer Mongo Santamaria.

Her debut album “Coup d’Eclat” was nominated for Best World Music Album by the San Diego Music Academy in 2010. Monette was a featured artist at the Copley Symphony Hall concert “Roots of Rhythm” and her band recently opened for Malian pop singer Salif Keita at the Belly Up.

Monette’s music is high-energy, get your heart pumping music, you will not be able to sit down during her show!

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