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VIVA ALDEMARO! and SHALL WE TANGO to Kick Off Latin American Cultural Week 2016

Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR), founded in 1984 and directed by Polly Ferman, presents the 11th Annual Latin American Cultural Week (www.lacw.net), November 5 through 13. This includes the fifth year of Celebracion de la Cultura Hispana in Manhattan's Washington Heights and Inwood, and the third year of Shall we Tango NYC, a citywide international tangofestival. LACW 2016 will be a diverse and dynamic showcase of the rich culture of Latin America throughout New York City, with more than 60 theater, music, dance, film, auctions and visual arts presentations.

The Viva Aldemaro! November 3 @ 6:30 PM Pre-opening event, at the New York Public Library's Inwood branch, 4790 Broadway in Manhattan, which will highlight Latin American Cultural Week 2016 and Celebration de la Cultura Hispana, will feature vocal and instrumental music of Aldemaro Romero, led by Venezuelan violinist Eddy Marcano, along with pianist Baden Goyo, bassist Jose Layo Puente and percussionist Daniel Prim. This will be a CD release concert, with special guests, vocalist Carmela Ramirez and Jorge Polanco & Jorge Glem on quatro.

The November 5 @ 7:00 PM Opening Event for LACW and Shall We Tango NYC (www.shallwetango.com/home) at Clemente Soto Velez Cultura Center's Flamboyan Theater, 107 Suffolk Street in Manhattan, will feature Colombia's Quinteto Leopoldo Federico with dancers Gina Media and Ivan Ovalle, a milonga from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM featuring Venezuela's Eddy Marcano and his Acoustic Quartet, and a Midnight Show by Argentinean tango dancers Gabriel Misse & Carla Espinoza.

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

PAMAR's annual LACW reaches out to more than 500,000 individuals through a worldwide promotional and marketing campaign. It is funded in part by a grant from the NYC & Company Foundation. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The NoMAA Capacity Building Grant Program is made possible by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation and the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation. This project is also made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and is also supported by the Latin Media and Entertainment Commission of the City of New York.

Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR), producer of LACW 2016, is a non-profit organization seeking to promote better knowledge, understanding and coexistence between the various cultures and countries of the Americas. Visit them at www.pamar.org.

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