Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Latin American Music And Oral History Project Coming To Teatro Paraguas

The tour celebrates Latin American immigrants' diversity, cultural heritage, and their contributions to this country.

Latin American Music And Oral History Project Coming To Teatro Paraguas

Javier Jara, along with a group of very talented musicians, will present a very special musical project honoring the Latin American immigrant population living in the United States.

For the "Our Rhythms, Our Voices" project, Javier and his team of collaborators interviewed immigrants from all walks of life and from all over Latin America to create songs, using the rhythms from their native lands. The tour celebrates Latin American immigrants' diversity, cultural heritage, and their contributions to this country.


Interviews include an Otavaleña Indigenous woman who works in IT, a former priest who fought for workers' rights alongside Oscar Romero in El Salvador, an Argentinian chef, a Dual Language Educator from Mexico, a Guatemalan housekeeper, a Quechua repairman whose family worked in the tin mines in Potosí, Bolivia, and a Guatemalan woman, who has lived for the past five years under sanctuary of a church to escape deportation. Part oral history/part roots music experimentation, the concert provides a unique window into the individual lives of Latin Americans living in the United States. Photographer Alejandro Moreno-Alanis will display his portraits of each person interviewed along with significant quotations in panels at each concert. All music is composed by Javier Jara with lyrics by Yahir Durán. Band members include bassist Janie Cowan, who has played with Bob Dylan, percussionist Michael Longoria, who has toured with Patti Griffin and Bob Schneider, and violinists Abigail Shiman and Camille Scheiss, who have played in orchestras around the world.

The concert and audience Q&A will take place at Teatro Paraguas on Saturday, October 15th at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available at <https://cloud.broadwayworld.com/rec/ticketclick.cfm?fromlink=2195972®id=109&articlelink=https%3A%2F%2Fourrhythms-ourvoices.bpt.me?utm_source=BWW2022&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=article&utm_content=bottombuybutton1>. Reservations may be made at 505-424-1601 to pick up tickets at the door.




More Hot Stories For You


Santa Fe Opera Named Festival of the Year at The International Opera AwardsSanta Fe Opera Named Festival of the Year at The International Opera Awards
November 29, 2022

The Santa Fe Opera has been recognized as Festival of the Year at the International Opera Awards ceremony held at the historic Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain. The company was additionally honored to be nominated in the World Premiere category for its 2022 Season production of M. Butterfly 蝴蝶君 by Huang Ruo and David Henry Hwang.

Upstart Crows of Santa Fe Dramatic Readers Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL Next MonthUpstart Crows of Santa Fe Dramatic Readers Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL Next Month
November 23, 2022

Four casts of three readers do a costumed dramatic reading using Dickens' own performance script. Live performances include a Victorian tea service at intermission. Victorian Christmas music precedes and ends each “Stave” of the story. Period charm combines with an increasingly relevant story for our times.

Teatro Paraguas Presents 10th Annual A MUSICAL PINATA FOR CHRISTMASTeatro Paraguas Presents 10th Annual A MUSICAL PINATA FOR CHRISTMAS
November 16, 2022

Teatro Paraguas will present its 10th annual community celebration A Musical Piñata for Christmas.  The Teatro Paraguas Orchestra will play traditional New Mexican and Mexican carols, as well as original festive music.  Accompanying the Orchestra is by a bevy of singers and a troupe of dancers choreographed by Monica Arteaga, Juanita Nava, Dominique Greenwood, and Tori Frazee.

NM Poet Laureate Lauren Camp Reads Poetry at Teatro Paraguas With K. IverNM Poet Laureate Lauren Camp Reads Poetry at Teatro Paraguas With K. Iver
November 16, 2022

Teatro Paraguas will present a poetry reading with Lauren Camp, the current New Mexico State Poet Laureate, and K. Iver, on Sunday, December 4, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.

Broadway's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Comes To Popejoy Hall This DecemberBroadway's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Comes To Popejoy Hall This December
November 15, 2022

The complete cast was announced earlier this year for the First National Tour of the history-making production of To Kill a Mockingbird, Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin's new play, directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher and based on Harper Lee's classic novel.