Hudson County hosts Latina music and dance concert

JERSEY CITY — Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise and the Board of Freeholders have announced an evening of live music Wednesday, July 18 from 7- 9 p.m. in the rotunda of the Brennan Court House, 583 Newark Ave., Jersey City.
The evening will open with a performance by the Brazilian singer/songwriter Monika Oliveira. Born in Belem do Para and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Oliveira has been performing in the New York area for more than twenty years. She combines her love of Brazil’s musical heritage with a mastery of Jazz to create what critics describe as a “sultry variation on both … that is at once moving and rhythmic, pure and passionate.” Joined by the Brazilians Trio, she will take the stage at 7 pm.
At 8 p.m., Flamenco Flavor will follow with a fresh take on traditional Spanish rhythms with an urban twist, presenting Latin choreography paired with the voice and guitar play of David M. Castellano.
Placed on the Register of Historic Places in 1970 and saved from demolition, the 108 year-old William J. Brennan Courthouse is a working civil courthouse and seat of county government during the day. But by night, its four-story marble rotunda has become home to a range of musical acts and visual arts exhibits presented by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs that are promoted by “Visit Hudson,” the office’s tourism development arm.
This concert is the first of what is expected to become a new series entitled “Live At Brennan’s.”
Doors for this event will open at 6:30. Tickets are $20. The price includes parking in the courthouse lot and light refreshments between acts.