Everyone's Mexican on Cinco de Mayo. Dos Taquitos' patio party on Creedmoor Road was so gargantuan, the Coronas ran out and the mall parking lot was beyond capacity. Carnavalito played a 6-hour marathon of all your favorite Latin hits, from "La Bamba" to boogaloo to "Guantanamera." This party needs to clone itself.
Caught this nice video of the guys descargando, in their second to last hour, on the 1967 Pete Rodriguez hit "I Like It Like That." Everybody was feeling good; solos by Pako Santiago, timbales, and Billy Marrero, congas.
DON'T FORGET THESE DATES:
Carnavalito opens Mosaic Spring Music Fest this Thursday (5/13), [NOTE TIME CHANGE: 7-9 pm] with a concert on the patio at Mosaic Wine Lounge in Raleigh.
Carnavalito plays the Brightleaf Square outdoor concert series in Durham this Friday, (5/14), [NOTE TIME CHANGE: 8-10 pm].
Both concerts this week are FREE.