Latino American Cultural Week in NYC this November

Latino American Cultural Week in NYC this November

13th Annual Latin American Cultural Week, November 13 through 21, 2018
with Theater, Music, Dance, Film, Literature, & Visual Arts Events
throughout New York City, Emphasizing Latinas in the Arts in Support of
the #MeToo #YoTambién Movement

Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR), founded in
1984 by Uruguayan-born pianist Polly Ferman, now Artistic Director of
PAMAR, presents the 13th Annual Latin American Cultural Week (LACW),
November 13 through 21, 2018.   (Additional events precede & follow
official dates.) In support of the #MeToo #Yo También movement, we
feature women artists of the Americas. This includes the 7th year of
Celebracion de la Cultura Hispana in Manhattan’s Washington Heights and
Inwood neighborhoods.  LACW 2018 is a diverse and dynamic showcase of
the rich culture of Latin America & Spain throughout New York City, with
30+ theater, music, dance, film, literary, and visual arts
presentations. PAMAR produces, co-produces, or co-promotes LACW events.
Increasingly, artists, arts groups, organizations, & governments plan
their NYC events to coincide with LACW. LACW 2018 will also include
Shall We Tango NYC, a citywide international tango festival of
performances, workshops, dance classes and lectures related to this
artform.   Visit http://www.lacw.net/ for details on all three facets of
LACW18.

LACW HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

Latin American Cultural Week Opening Event
Tuesday, November 13 @ 6:00pm – Tango, The Song of the Soul and Andes
Infinitos (Infinite Andes), with indigenous
singer/guitarist/percussionist Maryta de Humahuaca
Consulate General of Argentina, 12 W 56th St, Manhattan
Free admission – RSVP Required: pamar@pamar.org

Argentine tango vocalist Andrea Eletti and Argentine pianist and
composer Gabriel de Pedro, both from Santa Fe, Argentina, come together
to perform Tango, The Song of the Soul, with repertoire from Carlos
Gardel and Astor Piazzolla, Anibal Troilo, Mariano Mores, Hector
Stamponi, Homero Manzi, and Francisco De Caro. www.cnyor.mrecic.gov.ar,
www.facebook.com/AndreaElettiOficial, www.gabrieldepedro.com

The evening will also feature the New York debut of indigenous
singer/guitarist/percussionist Maryta de Humahuaca from Jujuy,
Argentina. With sounds of the Andean box (an Andean drum) she sings
coplas (“couplets”) and bagualas (folk music originating in NE
Argentina) referring to the seasons and ceremonies that accompany the
earth’s life cycle. She also performs poems and melodies of Argentine
singer, songwriter, guitarist, and writer Atahualpa Yupanqui (1908-92)
and popular Argentine singer Mercedes Sosa (1935-09), one of the
preeminent exponents of nueva canción – “new song”.
https://www.facebook.com/Maryta-de-Humahuaca-132176140187992/.

November 13-16, 10:00am -1:00pm
Evocations. Annette Nancarrow’s Art and Life
Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace, Manhattan
Free Admission

This workshop is part of the Mexican performance artist Cynthia Granados
Posada’s ongoing commitment to rescuing the stories of women artists who
were sometimes overshadowed by men. Participants will be inspired by
US-born painter and jeweler Annette Nancarrow (1907-91), who lived most
of her life in Mexico, to create a collective artwork.
www.cynthiagp.com, www.morrisjumel.org,
www.wordsandpaint.com/annette-nancarrow

Wednesday, November 14 @ 6:00pm – Binelli- Ferman- Danielson
Consulate General of Argentina, 12 W 56th St, Manhattan
Free admission – RSVP Required: pamar@pamar.org

Legendary bandoneón master Daniel Binelli of Argentina, bandoneón player
for the last ensemble of composer Astor Piazzolla, and his longtime
partner, acclaimed Uruguayan-born pianist Polly Ferman, are joined by
Grammy and Latin Grammy winning violinist Nick Danielson for a soulful
program of traditional and original compositions from Argentina,
including works from the new Binelli-Danielson album, “Nostalgias”.
www.cnyor.mrecic.gov.ar, www.danielbinelli.com, www.pollyferman.net,
www.facebook.com/nick.danielson.35

Friday November 16 @ 6:30pm – Vladimir Petrov
Saint Peter’s Church/Iglesia de Sion, 619 Lexington Ave, Manhattan
Suggested Donation $20

U.S. debut of Russian-born pianist, resident of San Luís Potosí, Mexico
since the age of 3, now living in Russia. The 2018 Gold Prize Winner of
the Vigo (Spain) International Piano Competition, Petrov performed at
the Great Hall of the Moscow State Conservatory, in the Bolshoi Theatre,
the Mariinsky Theatre, the “Salle Cortot” in Paris, as well as Spain,
Holland, Belarusia, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Poland, Romania, and
Switzerland. Works by Villa-Lobos, Ginastera, as well as Prokofiev,
Rachmaninov, Ravel, and others. www.facebook.com/people/Vladimir-Petrov

Jazz singer Cristina Morrison. Photo courtesy

Jazz singer Cristina Morrison. Photo courtesy

Tuesday, November 20 @ 8:30pm – Cristina Morrison – Different Worlds
Guadalupe Inn, 1 Knickerbocker Ave at Johnson St, Brooklyn
Cover $10 – Reservations Here

Singer/songwriter/actress Cristina Morrison, the “Baroness of Jazz”
(Galapagos/Quito/New York), returns to the Guadalupe Inn (“Bushwick’s
Mexican Supper Club”) to perform the best compositions from her previous
world jazz records, I Love, and Baronesa, and to share music from a
sneak preview of her upcoming album, Impredecible (Unpredictable). An
eclectic journey through world & Latin jazz music.
www.cristinamorrison.com, www.guadalupeinnbk.com

Other LACW featured participants and events will include North/South
Chamber Orchestra, composer Max Lifchitz, pianist Agustin Muriago,
vocalists Anna Tonna and Conchi Moyano, Tango Fado Duo: Daniel Binelli &
Pedro Da Silva, film director Julia Solomonoff, tango instructors,
Encuentro NYC Colombian Music Festival, the 11th Annual Latin American
Piano and Song Festival of NY, violinist Eddy Marcano and the Acoustic
Quartet, Afro-Latin Concert Series, Tango 2X4, Argentine folklorist and
multi-instrumentalist Manu Sija, Bitter Laughter: Graphic Novels From
Latin America & Spain, Interactive Cultural Literary Mondays at the
Dominican Cultural Civic Center, Art Exhibition: Among the Flora and the
Olympic Games Of Argentina, Rafaela Luna: Untrue Beliefs And Stereotypes
and Latin Women in the Arts exhibit.

PAMAR through its ongoing program Celebración de la Cultura Hispana in
Washington Heights & Inwood again includes events in those Manhattan
neighborhoods, at such venues as the New York Public Library Inwood
Branch, Centro Cívico Cultural Dominicano, Isabella Geriatric Center,
Cornerstone Center,  & other venues.

Other participating and contributing institutions include Consulate
General of the Argentine Republic in NY, El Diario, De Norte a Sur, Vice
Versa Magazine, Iglesia de Sion/St. Peter’s Church, The New Stage
Theatre Company, New York Public Library, Spain Arts & Culture,
Consulate General of Spain in NY, Il Concurso Internacional de Piano
“Ciudad de Vigo”, Univisión, Centro Cívico Cultural Dominicano, and many
others.

For a full calendar of activities, please visit http://www.lacw.net/.

PAMAR’s annual LACW events are attended by approximately 20,000
individuals, for events both produced by PAMAR, co-produced, or promoted
by PAMAR, through a worldwide promotional and marketing campaign. It is
made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment
Zone and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC). 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, a Discretionary Grant through the office of New York City
Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez, and a grant from NYC & Company
Foundation through the Office of Manhattan Borough President Gale
Brewer.

PAMAR’s Mission is to promote and preserve, and create awareness and
appreciation of, Latin American arts and culture and their roots in
Iberia, Africa, Arabic and other cultures, in New York City and beyond.
PAMAR serves performing, visual and film, and literary artists eager to
expand awareness of and appreciation for their work.  We serve audiences
familiar with these art forms, while developing audiences often unused
to them, collaborating with libraries, houses of worship, government
agencies, schools, community centers, as well as traditional performing,
visual arts, literary, and film venues, and festivals.
Founded in 1984 by Uruguayan-born pianist Polly Ferman, PAMAR was
originally focused on promoting Latin American classical-to-contemporary
composers, often little known outside their native countries.  PAMAR has
expanded to include choreographers and dancers, traditional arts,
indigenous arts and artists, and spoken word and film.

Visit us at http://www.pamar.org

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