Gilberto DePaz and Tropix to Play a Latin Night at "Free Fridays" on Sept. 27

Gilberto DePaz and Tropix to Play a Latin Night at "Free Fridays" on Sept. 27

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The City of Gainesville’s “Free Fridays” Concert Series and the Latino Film Festival have partnered to bring the Gainesville community an incredible Latin night with “el Maestro de la salsa” Gilberto DePaz and Tropix on Friday, Sept. 7 from 8-10 p.m. The evening is part of the Latino Film Festival’s calendar of events and is called Noche en El Barrio (A Night in the Neighborhood).

Tropix is a tropical fusion band based in Gainesville, Fla. The band has its roots in the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, and performs music from all over Latin America and Spain, along with American standards. From merengue and salsa, bachata and cumbia, to disco and ballads, Tropix will entertain you with a variety of Latin sounds. The band is composed of five core members, Gilberto DePaz, Waldemar Cabrera, Laura DePaz, Jose “Joe” Rivera Cepeda and Bruni DePaz.

The Gainesville Latino Film Festival (GLFF) is presented by the Latina Women’s League of Gainesville and is one of Gainesville’s biggest and most diverse international cultural events dedicated to developing, promoting and increasing awareness of Latino cultures by presenting a wide variety of art forms and education. Imperative to the GLFF mission is to create a cultural dialogue amongst Latinos and non-Latinos to discuss universal, cross-cultural experiences.

The Gainesville Latino Film Festival showcases the diversity of political and social issues, as well as cultural practices in the Latin community. The lineup expresses these differences, and is also a great representation of the excellence of the Latino community’s art. All shows are free and open to the public. For more information on the film festival, visit or call 352-378-9787.

Founded in 2005, the Latina Women’s League is an all women, non-profit organization (501c3) dedicated to contributing to the Latino/Hispanic culture and art in Gainesville. The Latina Women’s League is created as a forum for the discussion of the experiences of Latina women living in the United States.

The “Free Fridays” Concert Series runs from 8 to 10 p.m. on Friday nights in 2013 from Friday, April 5 through Friday, Nov. 8. The Bo Diddley Community Plaza is located on the corner of Southeast First Street and East University Avenue. A complete listing of the “Free Fridays” entertainment schedule can be found at

The Free Fridays Concert Series is presented by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. The Cultural Affairs Division is the designated local arts agency for Gainesville and Alachua County. For more information on “Free Fridays,” or to schedule an interview, please contact David Ballard at 352-393-8746.