Bridgeport band Orquesta Afinke was founded as a way to entertain as well as educate about Latin American music and cultures. Afinque is Spanish slang, meaning that the group playing together has tight rhythms—they have it together. The band was founded by trombonist Tito Planas and percussionist Samuel Diaz, Jr., who both grew up in local Puerto Rican music traditions, and are also committed music educators. All the band members are Puerto Rican musicians from Bridgeport, and the group was founded in 2009 out of an opportunity to serve the local community.
This concert will take place on the CHS lawn. Grounds are open for seating and picnicking from 5 PM, and music is from 6PM-7:30PM. All of the CHS outdoor concerts are free and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and food, and a food truck will be available onsite. In case of rain, the concerts will move indoors to the auditorium. All summer concerts will be livestreamed to YouTube.