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12th Latin American Cultural Week to Feature Theatre, Music, Dance and More

12th Latin American Cultural Week to Feature Theatre, Music, Dance and More

Pan American Art Research (PAMAR), founded in 1984 by Uruguayan-born pianist Polly Ferman, now Artistic Director of PAMAR, presents the 12th Annual Latin American Cultural Week (LACW), November 9 through 21, 2017.

This includes the 6th year of Celebracion de la Cultura Hispana in Manhattan's WASHINGTON HEIGHTS and Inwood neighborhoods. LACW 2017 is a diverse and dynamic showcase, with more than 40 theater, music, dance, film, literary, and visual arts presentations. PAMAR produces, co-produces, or co-promotes LACW events.

(Additional events precede & follow official dates. Visit www.lacw.net for details.)

LACW highlights include Thursday, November 9 @ 7:00pm - From Patagonia at Saint Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th St- Suggested Donation: $20. New York debut of piano and synthesizer virtuoso Juan Namuncura, from Patagonia, Argentina. Piano music and songs in the Mapuche language by indigenous Mapuche/Aymara composer Namuncura; Friday, November 10 @ 8:00pm - OFFICIAL LACW OPENING EVENT - Chorofest - 3rd Annual Brazilian Jazz/Choro Festival at Baruch Performing Arts Center: Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Ave - Admission: $25, $35, $45. 3rd Annual International Choro Festival in New York with a variety of performances, from classic to popular Choro music; Tuesday, November 14 @ 6:00pm - Música Among Friends, Saint Peter's Church - Free Admission - Rosa Torres-Pardo (piano) & Isabel Pérez Dobarro (piano) (both from Spain). Music by Isaac Albéniz and Enrique Granados; and Tuesday, November 21 @ 7:00pm-Bandoneorama, also at Saint Peter's- Suggested Donation: $20. The world's only ensemble of four bandoneon players, the instrument at the heart of tango, led by Music Director/Maestro Daniel Binelli, with Julien Labro, Rodolfo Zanetti, & Javier Sánchez.

For a full calendar of activities, visit www.lacw.net.

Participating/contributing institutions include New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC & Company Foundation, El Diario, De Norte a Sur, Impacto Latino News, Univision, Consulate General of Spain in NY, Consulate General of the Argentine Republic in NY, Hostos Center for Arts & Culture, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies "El Centro", Greenwich House Music School, Brooklyn College, & Iglesia de Sion/St. Peter's Church.

Pan American Art Research (PAMAR), producer of LACW 2017, is a non-profit organization seeking to promote better knowledge, understanding and coexistence among the various cultures and countries of the Americas. Visit them at www.pamar.org.



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