Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts presents:
Mikata has been delighting audiences around the USA, in Canada and abroad for the past twenty years. Recipient of the New Haven Arts Council Award for “outstanding contribution to the cultural life of the community”, Mikata has performed at clubs in New York City, (S.O.B.’s, Heart Break, Danceteria, Pyramid Club), at colleges and universities around the country and at concerts and festivals in the US,Canada and Japan.
In addition to great Jazz soloing from the horn and rhythm sections, Mikata provides a short Salsa dance lesson during performances for those who need to brush up on their steps. Mikata is a community-based group that knows how to create community with music. Whoever their audience is Mikata is guaranteed to get them up, dancing and having the time of their lives.
Presented as part of RiverSwing! Now in its 10th year, RiverSwing is a series of evenings sprinkled throughout the season on which a free pre-concert dance lesson is offered in the style of music about to be performed. This year’s RiverSwing series features Tango with Leonardo Suarez Paz & Cuartetango (June 27), Bhangra with DJ Rekha & Gobind Singh (July 27), Salsa with Mikata (August 2), Two Step with Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys (August 9) and Swing (TBA).
FREE PERFORMANCE / ALL AGES