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.