Polk State Lake Wales will host a performance by Leo de Cuba, a one-man instrumental act whose music is inspired by his Latino heritage, on Oct.1 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. at the Polk State JD Alexander Center, 152 E. Central Ave in Lake Wales.
The concert is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available.
A native of the country that shares his name, de Cuba’s music could be described as mellow with Latino flair. In addition to the salsa, mambo and tango, he takes cues from pop, reggae, and rock, creating original versions of hits by artists such as Celine Dion and Carlos Santana. Having learned the guitar from his father when he was a young boy, de Cuba has since played his instrument in Portugal and Spain, as well as at local venues.
For more information, call 863.298.6883 or email LWAC@polk.edu.
The concert is part of the Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center’s Downtown Concert Series and Arts Incubator Series, both of which have brought a wide variety of musicians, actors, and visual artists to the area. Additionally, it is part of the College’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. Remaining Hispanic Heritage events include:
Café Con Leche Dialogue: Peru
1:45 to 3:15 p.m.
Polk State Lakeland, LLC 2205
The Brazilian 2wins
10 a.m. to noon
Polk State Winter Haven, WST Lawn (in case of rain, event will be moved to the Student Center)
Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fiesta
Polk State Lakeland Student Center dining hall
RSVP to Nixsa Cruz DelValle, 863.298.6842 or firstname.lastname@example.org, use subject line “HHM Scholarship Fiesta”
During this event, scholarships will be presented. The deadline to apply for scholarships is Oct. 1.
HHM Criteria and Scholarship Application
Artists Reception — Gallery Talk with Omarr Otero and Terry Mann
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center
In addition to Hispanic Heritage Month events at its campuses, the College is a sponsor of Club Hispano de Lakeland’s Hispanic Festival, planned for Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Lake Mirror Promenade and Barnett Park in downtown Lakeland. For more information on the festival, call 863.644.5362 or visit clubhispanodelakeland.com.