Music, Dance, Theater, Visual Arts and More Set for Latin American Cultural Week 2013, Now thru 11/24
Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR), founded and directed by Polly Ferman (and this year celebrating its 30th Anniversary!) has announced the 8th annual Latin American Cultural Week, a sumptuous list of events showing the rich culture of Latin America, with music, dance and theater performances, films, visual arts, and auctions, today, November 15-24 all around town, including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and the Apollo Theater in NYC, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Queens Theater, with a couple of trips to the Ritz Theater in Elizabeth NJ and Symphony Hall in Newark NJ.
As it looks to its 30th Anniversary next year, PAMAR continues to expand LACW with an increased number of exciting events on the schedule, a celebration of tango music and dance, and many events in the Washington Heights section of NYC. PAMAR is also appreciative of the donation of performance space by the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center and Teatro La Tea, both located in downtown Manhattan.
For LACW 2013, PAMAR is proud to partner with The Nature Conservancy. We need clean water, healthy land and fresh air for our communities and culture to thrive, and The Nature Conservancy is helping to protect water for millions of people here in the U.S. and in Latin America. For more information about TNC contact www.nature.org.
A few of the highlights of this year's LACW are:
November 15, 10 PM to 1 AM at the elegant new Malbec and Tango House, 428 Lafayette St
The Opening LACW Party featuring the Argentinian House South Brothers, making their U.S. debut. Deejay Magazine named the duo the "Best DJ Revelation" in 2010.
November 15 at 6 PM at the Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27 Street
Dressing the Screen, two celebrated costume designers talk about their careers in films: Paco Delgado, collaborator with Pedro Almodovar and Oscar nominee for Les Miserables, and Deborah Landis, also an Oscar nominee, who worked on Michael Jackson's Thriller. In collaboration with the Consulate General of Spain in New York.
November 16, 4 to 10 PM at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street
Encuentro NYC Colombian Music Festival, Pablo and Anna Mayor's annual Colombian music festival, celebrating the best in traditional and modern Colombian music.
November 18 at 8 PM, Malbec and Tango House, 428 Lafayette St
GlamourTango, the stunning all-female music/dance show that pays homage to those women who quietly wrote the pages of Tango from the very beginning. Presentation also features rarely seen early tango films.
November 23 at 7:30 PM at the Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street
Ballet Hispanico, the nation's leading Latino Dance Company, in the premiere of an all-male dance that turns a playful eye on stereotypes, along with a work inspired by the beloved Mexican celebration Dia de los Muertos.
November 24 at 7:30 PM at Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street in Brooklyn
The choral ensemble KHORIKOS in a performance of "Cantos de Vida Nueva" by Chilean composer Javier Farias. The performance will feature video projections by New Yo0rk artist Sheri Wills and live dancing.
November 1 - 3, 12pm
DAY OF THE DEAD/DIA DE MUERTOS
Day of the Dead has been one of Mexico's most important festivals since pre-Hispanic times. It is a time for families to gather and welcome the souls of dead ancestors on their annual visit home.
November 6 - Sets at 9:30pm and 11pm
PEDRO GIRAUDO SEXTET
Pedro Giraudo, acclaimed Argentine-born composer and bandleader has arranged his compositions for six top instrumentalists. The resultant performance and sound is as dynamic and exciting as his award-winning Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra.
Terraza 7 - 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst, NY - Admission $5, 718-803-9602
November 11, 8pm
NORTH SOUTH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
The Grammy nominated North/South Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Max Lifchitz, a native of Mexico City, premieres the Concierto Cubanero by Cuban guitarist Jose Lezcano with the composer featured as soloist. Premieres by Hayg Boyadjian, Roger Wesby and Max Lifchitz round off the program
Christ and St Stephen's Church - 120 West 69th St, (btwn Broadway and Columbus), Manhattan - Free Admission
November 15, LACW Opening Event- 10pm - 1am
OPENING PARTY FOR THE 2013 LATIN AMERICAN CULTURAL WEEK IN NYC
HOUSE SOUTH BROTHER's INAUGURAL US SHOW
Straight from Ibiza to New York City. The duo named BEST DJ REVELATION (Deejay Magazine 2010) will be opening the 8th Latin American Cultural Week with their groovy uplifting mixes.
PAMAR's 8th Latin American Cultural Week brings pan-Latin-American talent to the forefront of the city with its weeklong celebration of music, dance, theater, art, and literature. Come experience the HOUSE SOUTH BROTHER's first US performance which kicks off the week
Malbec & Tango House, 428 Lafayette Street, Manhattan - Admission $10 cash at the door, minimum two drinks per person
November 15, 8pm
REGIONAL DE NY: BRAZILIAN CHORO AT BARBES
The Regional de NY brings the sounds of Brazilian Choro, the instrumental predecessor to Samba, to Park Slope's Barbes!
Barbes - 376 9th Street, Brooklyn - Admission $10
November 15, 8pm
TANGO LOVERS (ENAMORADOS DEL TANGO)
Tango has never been so exciting, dynamic and sensual. Tango Lovers (Enamorados del Tango) from Rio de la Plata will leave you breathless.
Symphony Hall - 1020 Broad Street, Newark, NJ - Admission from $29 - $125
November 16, 8pm
FRANCISCO ROLDAN - GUITAR VIAJES THROUGH LATIN AMERICA
Guitarist Francisco Roldan takes us through a journey of Latin America, from Cuba to Paraguay, Argentina to Puerto Rico, with all of the richness and beauty that is in our countries' music.
Clemente Soto Velez - 107 Suffolk Street, Manhattan - Admission $15
November 16, 6:30pm
WHIN MUSIC PROJECT - EL SISTEMA UPTOWN
Come to celebrate the successful first year of the Washington Heights and Inwood (WHIN) Music Project, an El Sistema-inspired music program for children and youth in New York City. Founded and directed by David Gracia, WHIN Music Project monumentally commemorates one year of shaping melodies, harmonizing lives and orchestrating dreams.
November 16, 8pm
DEL PLATA "THE LATIN JAZZ REVOLUTION"
Album release concert of "Del Plata" and presentation by Uruguayan artist Jordy Sax.
Ritz Theater, 1148 E Jersey St, Elizabeth, NJ (908) 351-7575 - Admission $30, $40, VIP $50
November 16, 4pm-10pm
ENCUENTRO NYC COLOMBIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL
Pablo and Anna Mayor's annual Colombian music festival, celebrating the best in traditional and modern Colombian music on one stage.
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, Manhattan - Admission $30 general, $25 students, $15 youth
November 16, 8pm
November 17, 3pm
THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS ON A LATIN BEAT featuring DANNY RIVERA
Pregones Theater's acclaimed jazz-rag-danza concert commemorating the Puerto Rican players who helped the 369th United States Infantry make music history.
Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre - 304 West 47th Street, Manhattan - Admission $40 Advance, $60 Door
November 17, 1:30 - 2:30pm
Polly Ferman- Piano, Yael Acher "Kat" Modiano- Flute & electronics
Ms. Ferman and Ms. Acher-Modiano are both internationally award winning and renowned musicians.
Their collaboration results in a unique performance that includes Traditional and Contemporary Tango, as well as Electro-acoustic music with screenings of Black & White Latin motion pictures
November 17, 6:30pm
CARLOS GOMES HOMAGE, THE HYMN IL SALUTO DEL BRASILE
Carlos Gomes Homage, Guarany Native Culture, presenting the hymn Il Saluto del Brasile, presented by Andrew Costello and Pamela Lloyd.
Columbia University - 612 West 116th Street, Manhattan - Free Admission
November 17, 6pm
TANGO FADO PROJECT
Daniel Binelli - bandoneón - Pedro Henriques da Silva -
This sensational fusion of the bandoneón and Portuguese guitar brings together the two instruments that are the soul and heart of Argentinean Tango and Portuguese Fado. Tango Fado is a unique opportunity to hear a program showcasing the profound sensuality of the bandoneón intertwined with the Portuguese guitar's ethereal and magical sounds.
Cornelia Street Café - 29 Cornelia Street, Manhattan - Admission $15
November 17th, 8pm
BRAZILIAN CHORO: THE REGIONAL DE NY AT TEATRO LA TEA
The Regional de NY performs their arrangements of Brazil's oldest popular music with deep groove and a love for improvisation.
Teatro La Tea - 107 Suffolk Street- Manhattan - Admission $10
November 18, 8pm
GLAMOURTANGO (Tango in Feminine Form)
Marks a multimedia show of music and dance, theatrical set and lighting, created as a tribute to those women who quietly wrote the pages of Tango from the very beginning. This is a unique approach within the Tango style, since all performing artists on this show are female.
November 20, 7:30pm to 9pm
MARACATU PRESENTATION AND MARACATU DE BAQUE VIRADO
1- Maracatu presentation, instruments and performance - musicologist Vivian Warfield
2- Presentation of the book Maracatu de Baque Virado, by Scott Kettner and Professor Michele Nascimento Kettner, CUNY
Columbia University - 612 West 116th street, Manhattan - Free Admission
November 21, 7pm
HISTORY OF TANGO
Quintet of the Americas, the woodwind quintet champions of music from Latin America, are joined by world-renowned bandoneónist Daniel Binelli and tango master pianist Polly Ferman for a program of music that spans the history of tango from the habanera to Piazzolla and the modern tango.
Our Saviour's Atonement Lutheran Church - 178 Bennett Avenue, Manhattan - Free Admission
GUSTAVO MORETTO SEPTET
Tango, Jazz, Classical Music: Gustavo Moretto's Doctorate in classical composition from Columbia University and his love of jazz, brings tango, jazz and classical music with his new septet into a rich and very unusual mix, powerful and fun at the same time.
Teatro la tea FALTA DIRECCION - Admission $10
November 21, 8:15pm
MARIANO GIL QUINTET
Argentinian flute and saxophone player brings his quintet to ShapeShifter Lab. Will be playing his original compositions influenced by South American rhythms and jazz, and some traditional songs with a fresh interpretation.
ShapeShifter Lab - 18 Whitwell Place Brooklyn, 1-646-820-9452 - Admission $10,
November 22, 8pm
THE 6TH ANNUAL LATIN AMERICAN PIANO AND SONG FESTIVAL OF NY
A Piano Recital presented by Cesar Reyes, celebrating the anniversaries of Lecuona, Lavista and Diez-Nieto.
Greenwich House Music School - 46 Barrow Street, Manhattan - Admission $20, Students $10
November 23, 6pm
CANDOMBE RHYTMS WORKSHOP
Candombe is an Afro Uruguayan music style that developed during the colonial era with the arrival of slaves into Uruguay. The dance is for women and men portraying characters in a particular dance style. This workshop will teach the touch of the Drums and Dance of Candombe with instruction by percussionist Daniel Tatita Marquez and dancer Eugenia Silveira.
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street Manhattan - Admission $30
November 23, 6:30pm
TROPICAL LATIN MULTIMEDIA ART, MUSIC, DANCE AND FASHION INTERVENTION
Saphira Studio & IAC (Internacional Arts Coalition) presents a multimedia event featuring Latin American artists and music including Indiginous art from different ethic groups from the Amazon, painters, sculptors, photographers, movie makers, fashion and salsa performances, live music with Edilza Aires and more. Curators: Alcinda Saphira and Antonio Oliveira / Production & Marketing: Gustavo Braga, Liz Carvalho, and Fernanda Pereira.
Green Gallery 4W 43rd Street, Manhattan - Free Admission
November 24, 4pm and 7pm
MORDISCOSÓNICO (SOUNDBITE) II
A creative journey through projections/music by Mariano Gil (from Argentina) + friends with a performance by The Pancho Molina + Elias Meister Group (from Chile and Germany) presented Den Entertainment.
7 Dunham 7 Dunham Place, Brooklyn - Admission $10 www.soundbite.splashthat.com
November 24, 7:30pm
Official Brooklyn Closing event CANTOS DE VIDA NUEVA
Cantos de Vida Nueva features music by Chilean composer Javier Farias performed by the choral ensemble, KHORIKOS. The performance will feature video projections by New York artist, Sheri Wills and live dancing at Littlefield Performance+Art Space in Brooklyn
Littlefield - 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn - Admission $10
November 27, 8pm
AMAZONAS 2013, Nilko Andreas AND ANGELICA DE LA RIVA SOLOISTS
The Azlo Orchestra with Nilko Andreas and Angelica de la Riva Soloists, Vince Lee conducting works by Verdi, Moya, Calderoni Guitar Concerto and Juan Pablo Carreno's New Piece written for Nilko Andreas.
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall - 57th and 7th Avenue, Manhattan - Admission $25