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Celebrating the Cultures of the Americas

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NOVEMBER 10 - 19, 2017


Celebrating the Cultures of the Americas

Mission To create awareness & appreciation of Latin American arts and culture in New York City, while fostering inclusion & pride.

Purpose To promote & preserve the rich cultural heritage of Latin America To showcase the highest quality arts, representative of or influenced by Latin American culture To facilitate exposure for Latino artists To provide educational programs in public schools


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Andrea Arroyo Annette A Aguilar Baden Goyo Barbes Brazilian Music Foundation / III International Choro Festival Brizzo Carla Espinoza Callpulli Mexican Dance Company Cesar Reyes Comite Noviembre Consulate General of Argentina Corcho Wine Room Centro Cívico Cultural Dominicano Celia Castro CENTRO Center for Puerto Rican Studies Daniel Binelli Eddy Marcano Francisco Roldan Gabriel Misse Guillermo Stamponi Greenwich House Music School. Heather Cleary Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture Inwood NYPL Isaac ben Ayala Ignacio Montoya Carlotto Iglesia de Sion/St. Peter’s Church Isabel Pérez Dobarro Jamie Lee Javier Sanchez Juan Namuncara Julien Labro Katty Mayorga Karina Romero Luna Sureña The 10th Annual Latin American Piano and Song Festival of NY Max Lifchitz Mannes School of Music Mónica Ramón Ríos Mott Haven Bar and Grill NoMAA - Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance NYC Guitar School Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo North / South Consonance New York Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital Pedro Giraudo Quartet Peggy Robles - Alvarado Peque, Vinos & Tapas Polly Ferman Quartetto Tomassini Repertorio Español Rob Adler Rosa Torres- Pardo Rodolfo Zanetti Silberman School of Social Work Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling Sydney Valerio Woody Tánger Auditorium at Brooklyn College Terraza 7 The Town Hall Yael Acher “Kat” Modiano


Those who appreciate the genuine sound of Brazilian instrumental music will have the opportunity to enjoy the 3rd Annual International Choro Festival in the City of New York.

The Brazilian Jazz!

BARUCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 55 Lexington Ave. 24/25 St - NY Brazilian Music Foundation - Tickets:

MUSIC & DANCE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 / 8PM CALPULLI MEXICAN DANCE COMPANY'S "DIA DE LOS MUERTOS" Calpulli Mexican Dance Company presents "Dia de los Muertos,” ("Day of the Dead') a universal love story inspired by the color and entiment of the native Mexican tradition. With Mexican folk dances, classical ballet, and live music. Admission: $30 - $45 The Town Hall, 123 West 43rd St (between 6th Ave and Broadway), Manhattan. |

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9 / 5PM THE 10th ANNUAL LATIN AMERICAN PIANO AND SONG FESTIVAL OF NY Mexican Pianist and Musicologist Cesar Reyes presents an evening of Latin American popular and classical songs and piano works. Celebrating the centennial of the birth of Violeta Parra (1917 – 1967) Chilean composer, songwriter, folklorist, ethnomusicologist and visual artist. Free Admission Woody Tánger Auditorium at Brooklyn College. 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12 / 5PM NEWMAN & OLTMAN GUITAR DUO (with Special Guests). Ensemble-in-Residence at Mannes School of Music. The New School since 1987, the Duo (Michael Newman and Laura Oltman) celebrates their 40th anniversary with music from around the Americas and the world featuring top-flight Mannes students. Free Admission. Stiefel Concert Hall, Mannes School of Music, 55 West 13th St, Manhattan. |

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 / 7PM - 9:30PM "KAT" MODIANO WITH A LATIN FLAVA Flute: Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano / Keyboards: Isaac ben Ayala Reflecting the intimate, European atmosphere of Harlem bistro PEQUE Vinos y Tapas, the international duo’s eclectic program includes Jobim, Piazzolla, Tito Puente, Modiano, and others. Free Admission. Peque, Vinos & Tapas, 231 W 145th St, Manhattan. | |

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 / 8PM PEDRO GIRAUDO TANGO TRIO + QUARTETTO TOMASSINI The Pedro Giraudo Tango Trio joins the string quartet Quartetto Tomassini at the distinctive French Brooklyn bar & performance space Barbes in a new synchrony. Admission: $10. Barbes 376 9th St, Brooklyn. |

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 / 7:30PM FRANCISCO ROLDÁN, SOLO GUITAR RECITAL A comprehensive and compelling journey through Central and South America via the guitar. Music from Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Puerto Rico and Venezuela by this Colombian-born guitarist. Admission: $15 The Church of the Transfiguration 1 East 29th St, Manhattan.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16 / 6PM - 8PM ANNETTE A AGUILAR & STRINGBEANS LATIN BRAZILIAN JAZZ BAND Annette A Aguilar & StringBeans, which has toured extensively in the US and Africa, explores the rich and varied rhythms of jazz across the Caribbean, Latin America and the United States. Enjoy a musical workshop at 6:00pm. All levels are welcome. Free Admission. Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling, 898 St. Nicholas Avenue @ 155th St, Manhattan. |

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16 / 9PM (2 Sets) PEDRO GIRAUDO TANGO QUARTET Tango in Queens at live music and community center Terraza 7. The finest tango musicians of today will interpret tangos ranging from the great traditional, classic tangos, to more modern tangos and original compositions. Admission: $10. Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane St, Queens. |

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 / 7PM LATIN AMERICAN FEST AT NYC GUITAR SCHOOL Tangos, Sambas, Jongos performed by Katty Mayorga and Rob Adler on classical guitar, with flutist Jamie Lee from JKLM duo. Brizzo, a Latin Rock band, follows the trio. Admission: By Donation. Guitar School East 315 E 91st St, 1st floor, Manhattan.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20 / 7:30PM THE 10th ANNUAL LATIN AMERICAN PIANO & SONG FESTIVAL OF NY Latin American piano masterworks performed by Cesar Reyes and Michiyo Morikawa. The Festival celebrates 10 years of great music and fiesta! Admission: $15.00. Greenwich House Music School. 46 Barrow Street at the Greenwich Village, Manhattan.

FILM FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10 / 12PM - 6PM PR FILM & MULTIMEDIA CONFERENCE "OUR VOICES IN THE NEW NORMAL" Centro, in partnership with the International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival, and Prime Latino Media Network, will bring together content makers and performers to explore the use of film to motivate and inspire social change. Free Admission: RSVP: Silberman School of Social Work, Room 115, 2180 Third Avenue (119th St), Manhattan

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16 / 7PM FEELING PIAZZOLLA by Pablo Rho, Guillermo Stamponi Feeling Piazzolla is a documentary film that analyzes the melancholy in the music of Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992), arguably the world's best-known Argentine composer. The film explores his personality, tying critical episodes in his personal life with his revolutionary and globally-disseminated work, sometimes credited as "new tango".Free Admission - Limited Seating RSVP: Consulate General of Argentina, 2 West 56 St, Manhattan


Celebrating the Cultures of the Americas

PRESENT All events at St Peter’s Church 619 Lexington Ave, Manhattan

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9 7PM MUSIC FROM PATAGONIA Piano and synthesizer, Juan Namuncura. musical expression from Patagonia, Argentina.Piano concert and songs in Mapuche language by indigenous Mapuche/Aymara composer Namuncura, accompanied by electronic resources and traditional Mapuche instruments

8PM SOLO PIANO IGNACIO MONTOYA CARLOTTO Works by Horacio Salgán, Astor Piazzolla, tangos of the Guardia Vieja (the informal 1890s-1915 group of musicians, poets, and dancers from which tango sprang), chacareras, zamba of Cuchi Leguizamón as well as works in which classical tradition is mixed with improvisatory ideas. "A journey through 20th Century Argentine classical/contemporary/chamber music in one evening." Suggested Donation for Both Events: $20

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 / 7PM LUNA SUREÑA, ARGENTINE & LATIN AMERICAN FOLKLORIC MUSIC FROM PATAGONIA 'Luna Sureña' (“Southern Moon”) is an Argentine singer and composer born in Patagonia, Argentina with an extensive international following. Her musical work has a profound folkloric richness true to Argentina and Latin America. Free Admission.

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 14 / 6PM MUSIC AMONG FRIENDS Rosa Torres-Pardo (piano and voice) & Isabel Pérez Dobarro (piano) (Both from Spain.) Music by Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909) and Enrique Granados (1867-1916) traces these composers' friendship musically through performances of two of their most important piano works. Free Admission. |

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 14 / 8PM ART SONGS BY MAX LIFCHITZ & MORE With Celia Castro, dramatic soprano and voice teacher at La Dolce Viva, sings art songs by Mexican-American pianist and composer Max Lifchitz. Free Admission.

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 21 7PM BANDONEORAMA The world's only such ensemble with four bandoneon players at the heart of tango, led by Music Director/Maestro Daniel Binelli with Julien Labro, Rodolfo Zanetti, Javier Sánchez. Repertoire includes J.S Bach, Igor Stravinsky, Astor Piazzolla, Daniel Binelli, Julien Labro as well as other Tango arrangements.


Sounds of Latin America is a journey through the musical geography of Latin America's cultural bounty, from north to south. Baden Goyo, piano and Eddy Marcano, violín. Suggested Donation for both events: $20. |

All events at St Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Ave, Manhattan

LITERATURE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 / 7PM MUJERES, THE MAGIC, THE MOVEMENT AND THE MUSE Mujeres (Women), The Magic, The Movement and The Muse honors the body as storyteller. Inspired by Taino (indigenous Caribbean), Lukumi (a Yoruba santeria language) and Palo (Afro-Cuban) traditions, Dominican-Puerto Rican author Peggy Robles-Alvarado has assembled a group of women who draw poetry from complex histories and spirit. Admission: $20.00 Mott Haven Bar and Grill, 1 Bruckner Blvd, Bronx |

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13 / 6PM - 8PM LUNES CULTURALES LITERARIOS INTERACTIVOS ("INTERACTIVE LITERARY MONDAYS") Interactive literary presentation: poetry reading from Latin American writers with an art exhibit as a background. Free Admission Centro Cívico Cultural Dominicano, 619 West 145th St, (bet. Broadway and Riverside Dr) Manhattan.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 / 6PM - 8PM RACE, FRONT AND CENTER: PERSPECTIVE ON RACE AMONG PUERTO RICANS A panel presentation by writers featured in the forthcoming Centro Publications edited volume: Race, Front and Center: Perspective on Race among Puerto Ricans, edited by Carlos Vargas Ramos. With Zaire Dinzey-Flores, Rutgers; Gabriel Haslip-Viera, City College (CUNY); and, Ana Yolanda Ramos-Zayas, Yale. Free Admission with RSVP Hunter College, Faculty Lounge, 8th Floor, 68th St and Lexington Ave, Manhattan

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 / 1PM TRANS/POSSIBILITIES: A BILINGUAL READING WITH HEATHER CLEARY AND MÓNICA RAMÓN RÍOS Fiction readings in Spanish and English will be presented in the original and in translation. Mónica will read from her short story, "Dead Men Don't Rape," two intertwining narratives about a punk musician and the disastrous presidential election of 2016. Heather will read from Florencia Werchowsky's “No-Tell Motel”, in which a young woman comes of age as the heir apparent to the only pay-by-the-hour motel in a remote area of Patagonia. Conversation to follow. Free Admission. NYPL Inwood Branch, 4790 Broadway, Manhattan.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 / 6PM MATTERS 2.0 YOU RIGHT HERE YOU WRITE THERE Sydney Valerio, a Bronx lifer and by-product of the Dominican campo ("countryside"), performs the 2.0 version of her one woman show which last year sold out the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. She reveals in her spoken word poetry performance the stories that shape her humanity. Admission: (must be 21 & over) , $60-includes the pre-fixed dinner and show, $85-includes pre-fixed dinner, show and autographed book. Corcho Wine Room, 227 Dyckman St, Manhattan.

WORKSHOPS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19 / 2:30PM - 4PM PERCUSSION WORKSHOP WITH ANNETTE A AGUILAR The workshop will explore the rhythms of Latin Brazilian Jazz, including influences from Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Open to all ages. Children under 5 are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Coaching will focus on getting the best sound from your instrument. Some instruments will be provided, but, participants should bring their own if they have them. Free Admission. Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling, 898 St. Nicholas Avenue @ 155th St, Manhattan |

MILONGAS / TANGO SEMINARS THE ARGENTINE TANGO SOCIETY & KARINA ROMERO PROUDLY PRESENT: TANGO GALA SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 / 8PM - 2AM ARGENTINE TANGO SEMINARS NOVEMBER 3 - 12 Tango Seminar & Tango Gala with the masters Gabriel Missé & Carla Espinoza. For Updates and more info please visit: Manhattan Ballroom, 29 W 36th St, Manhattan

THEATER FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10 / 8PM EN EL NOMBRE DE SALOMÉ ("In the Name of Salome") A new play based on Julia Alvarez’s epic fictional novel of real-life iconic poet Salomé Ureña de Henríquez. Born in the 1850s in the Dominican Republic in a time of intense political and emotional repression and turmoil, Salomé’s fervent patriotic poems turned her into a national icon. Admission: $17 - $72 Repertorio Español - 138 East 27th St, Manhattan.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 / 3PM BLIND SPOT “Blind Spot” tells the story of Ramón García, an undocumented immigrant seeking his own version of the American Dream: the hope for a new life given by citizenship papers after serving his country, and the happiness of being able to build a better future. Admission: $17 - $66 Repertorio Español - 138 East 27th St, Manhattan.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 / 8PM LA CANCION - The Musical “'La Canción” ("The Song") is an exhilarating theatrical experience, quite literally unlike anything else that has played in the US. Featuring wonderful performances and vibrant choreography, not to mention some of Vico C.’s most accomplished songs..." - StageBuddy Admission: $17 - $72 Repertorio Español - 138 East 27th St, Manhattan.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12 / 3PM BURUNDANGA Sylvia and Berta are desperate to discover the true character of Berta’s boyfriend, Manel. But when they drug him with Burundanga, a truth serum, the consumption of which results in the consumer's inability to lie or remember conversations, they find a much darker secret that sets them off on a hilarious, over the top mission. A hysterical adventure, Burundanga is a fun yet dark comedy that will have you laughing until the curtain closes. Admission: $17 - $72 Repertorio Español - 138 East 27th St, Manhattan.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 / 7PM STAGED READING: LA FIRMEZA EN EL AUSENCIA "Firmness in Absence" This classic play by Spanish playwright and poet Leonor de la Rua Cueva y Silva focuses on the emotional and intellectual dilemma that a lady-in-waiting at the court faces when the soldier she loves and who has courted her for six years in secret is suddenly assigned to military duty against the French invasion of Naples. All expect her devotion to waver in the face of the king’s advances, but the steadfastness of the protagonist will be rewarded. Free Admission - Repertorio Español - 138 East 27th St, Manhattan. This project was made possible with the support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund as part of Repertorio's 50th Anniversary.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17 / 8PM SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 / 3PM VALOR, AGRAVIO Y MUJER ("Bravery, Grievance, & Woman") The protagonist, Leonor, seeks to recover her lost honor against Don Juan who made a false promise of marriage while seducing her. Although a typical finale for a 17th century Spanish play, the unconventional aspect is that a woman has solved her own misfortune without the help of a man. Admission: $17 - $68 - Repertorio Español - 138 East 27th St, Manhattan. *This project was made possible with the support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund as part of Repertorio's 50th Anniversary.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 / 8PM DOÑA FLOR Y SUS DOS MARIDOS ("Dona Flor & Her Two Husbands") “This adaptation of Jorge Amado’s Brazilian novel… is a sex farce with the clarity and logic of a folk tale… The widow Flor marries Teodoro, a staid pharmacist, only to have her philandering, gambling bad-boy of a first husband, Vadinho, return from the dead.” The New York Times Admission: $17 - $ Repertorio Español - 138 East 27th St, Manhattan.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19 / 3PM LA FIACA ("LETHARGY") In this comedy, Néstor wakes up on a Monday without a desire to go to work. Spending his day in bed, making love and playing childhood games become his goals, but what started as a day missing work soon turns into a cause célèbre! Admission $17 -$72 - Repertorio Español - 138 East 27th St, Manhattan. *All shows are performed in Spanish with English subtitles except this reading.

VISUAL ARTS THROUGH JANUARY 8, ONGOING THE ART OF HEALING EXHIBIT The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in collaboration with NY–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, presents work by uptown artists who are exploring the theme of healing, whether figuratively, conceptually, literally, or abstractly. Guest-curated by Gabriel de Guzman (Curator of Visual Arts at Wave Hill). Free Admission. New York Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital, 5141 Broadway, Manhattan. (Main Administrative Corridor)

NOVEMBER 10 - 19, Monday To Friday / 10AM - 5PM LAS 3 HERMANAS: ART, EDUCATION & ACTIVISM Centro hosts the final stop of this exhibition which illustrates the lives and contributions of three sisters: Evelina López Antonetty, an iconic activist ; Lillian López, one of the first Puerto Rican librarians in the NY Public Library system; and Elba Cabrera, who established herself as an ambassador and advocate for the arts. On view November 8, 2017 through January 2018. Free Admission: Centro Library Room 120, Silberman School of Social Work, 2180 Third Ave (119th St), Manhattan.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 / 12PM - 3PM (RAIN DATE, SUNDAY 12 / 12PM -2PM ANDREA ARROYO "WOMEN WITH WINGS" EXHIBITION “Women with Wings” is a solo exhibition of site-specific, outdoor artworks by Andrea Arroyo at Maggie's Garden & Friendship Garden, Manhattan. Arroyo is an award-winning artist working in a range of media including public art, painting, drawing, illustration and site-specific installation. Free Admission. Maggie's Garden 564 West 149th St, Manhattan. Friendship Garden 499 W. 150th St, Manhattan.

SATURDAY 18 / 12PM - 7PM COMITÉ NOVIEMBRE'S NATIONAL PUERTO RICAN ARTISAN FAIR & BOOK EXPO The show features handmade crafts created by artists of Puerto Rican descent. The Book Expo features emerging and major Puerto Rican authors selling their books and sharing their stories. Free Admission Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture - 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx |


Celebrating the Cultures of the Americas


W ral Week UPTO u lt u C n a c ri e m Latin A

MAGGIE'S GARDEN Mónica Ramón Ríos

Heather Cleary

Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano

Sydney Valerio

Andrea Arroyo

Annette A. Aguilar


Official Spanish Language Newspaper

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

A Special Thanks To Jan Hanvik, Nora Favelukes, Luis Rios-Alvarez, Father Fabian Arias, Iglesia de Sion/St Peter’s Church, Matt Isaac, Audrey Ross, Jeffrey James Daniel Binelli, Raul Orlando Edwards, Danita Nichols, Polly Ferman, Andrea Nalerio

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