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Latin American Cultural Week 2012


Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 6:20pm

returns for the 7th Annual Presentation to celebrate Latin American culture

 Calendar of events Nov 9-19
Music /Dance
Nov 3 at 8pm
Festival Flamenco Gitano: Diego el Cigala:  Spain’s superstar vocalist returns to his roots – flamenco, providing a rare opportunity to see him performing his deeply moving renditions of flamenco puro
Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, Manhattan
Tickets: 5; 5; 5; (25 VIP tickets includes reception)
Nov 4 at 2:30pm
North/South Consonance:  Mexican-born pianist and composer Max Lifchitz is joined by members of his North/South Consonance Ensemble in a concert featuring chamber music by composers from Latin America.
Bruno Walter Auditorium/ NY Public Library at Lincoln Center, 111 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
Free Admission
Nov 4 at 3pm
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company:  Calpulli brings to Pace University its “Dia de los Muertos”, evoking the unending relationship between the living and the departed.
Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce Street., Manhattan
Tickets: 0-5
Nov  9 at 7:30pm
GlamourTango, Tango in Feminine Form: Opening Event of the 7th Annual Latin American Cultural Week
GlamourTango thrills audiences with its unique all-woman cast of tango musicians and dancers. This glamorous, multi-media spectacle celebrates tango and honors those, until now, unheralded women who quietly wrote the pages of tango from its very beginning.  Presented by PAMAR.
New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street, Manhattan
Tickets: 0
Nov 9 at 7pm  
Rebeca Vallejo Trio (concierto):  Influenced by Flamenco and Latin-Jazz music, Rebeca Vallejo uncovers the emotional beauty and rhythmic complexity of Brazilian music.  
Instituto Cervantes New York. 211 E 49th Street, Manhattan  (Bet. 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
Tickets: 5/CNY members: 0
Nov  9 at 7pm
Paul O’Dette:
In his Americas Society debut, O’Dette will perform music by Santiago de Murcia, Manuel Alvarez, and anonymous Afro-Brazilian composers. 
Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, Manhattan.
Tickets: 0; free for Americas Society members
Reservations:| www.americas-society.org
Nov  10,  4pm-10pm
IX Encuentro NYC Colombian Music Festival
New York City’s annual Colombian Music Festival, in its 9th year, featuring the best in Colombian music in NYC and special guests.  Produced by Anna and Pablo Mayor. 
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street , Manhattan
Tickets: 5 in advance; 0 at the door; 5 for minors
Reservations:  www.lepoissonrouge.com   or   www.folkloreurbano.com
Nov 10 at 7:30pm
KHORIKOS Premieres “Cantos de vida nueva” by Javier Farias:
Concert  features Chilean composer Javier Farias' newest work, along with a wide range of stunning musical selections from Spain to the Americas.. 
Church of the Blessed Sacrament, 152 West 71st Street, Manhattan.
Suggested donation: 0 for prime seating; 0 general admission; 0 students/seniors
Reservations: tickets@khorikos.com
Nov 13, Two sets: 8pm and 10pm
Pedro Giraudo "Expansions" Big Band: Led by acclaimed Argentine-born composer/bassist Pedro Giraudo, this award-winning 17-piece big band combines Argentine underpinnings with a sound that's subtly suggestive of composers like Ellington and Mingus, masterfully weaving together pre-composed and improvised elements.
Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street (btw Thompson & Sullivan Streets), Manhattan.
Tickets: 5
Reservations:  212-477-9462.  
Nov 13 at 7:00pm
Edmar Castañeda: The Edmar Castañeda Trio with special guest Jorge Glem on in “cuatro”:
Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, Manhattan
0; Free for America Society’s members
Reservations:  www.americas-society.org
Nov 15 at 5:15pm
The 5th Annual Latin American Piano and Song Festival NYC, Cesar Reyes, Director and Founder:
A musical journey from South America to the Caribbean of the most powerful composers and troubadours.
Woody Tanger Auditorium, Brooklyn College Library.  2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn.
Free admission        
Nov 17 at 8pm
Pedro Giraudo Sextet:  Acclaimed Argentine-born composer/bassist Pedro Giraudo is known for the sweeping emotional impact of his compositions, which have captivated listeners around the world.  With Argentine underpinnings and a hint of South American grooves, they masterfully weave together pre-composed and improvised elements.
BARBÈS:   376 9th St. (corner of 6th Avenue) Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Suggested donation: 0
Reservations:  347.422.0248    
Nov 18 at 7 pm
Serrat & Sabina: Dos Pájaros Contraatacan:  Following the success of their first tour together ’Dos Pájaros De Un Tiro”, Joan Manuel Serrat & Joaquín Sabina embark on a second tour ’Dos Pájaros Contraatacan’
The Theater at Madison Square Garden, 7th Ave & 32nd St, Manhattan  
Nov 19 at 7:30 pm
Barcelona Jazz Orquestra plays Montsalvatge:  As part of the Xavier Montsalvatge Centennial celebrations, the Barcelona Jazz Orquestra performs selected pieces from Montsalvatge’s work in the key of jazz.
Jazz at Lincoln Center/Time Warner Center, Broadway and 60th Street , Manhattan 
Nov 19 at 7 pm
Edmar Castañeda: This event will feature the Edmar Castañeda Trio with special guest Joe Locke on vibes. 
FREE  for America Society's  Members;  0.00 for non-members. **
Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, Manhattan.
Tickets: 0; free for America Society’s members
Reservations: www.americas-society.org
Nov 30 at 8:00pm
The 5th Annual Latin American Piano and Song Festival NYC, Cesar Reyes, Director and Founder:
A celebration of the centennial of the birth of José Pablo Moncayo: Mexico's most beloved composer of classical music. Pianists: Arturo Rodriguez, Michiyo Morikawa and Cesar Reyes.
Greenwich House Music School,  46 Barrow Street, Manhattan 
Tickets: $15; $10 for students                      www.latinopiano.blogspot.com
Visual Arts
October 10- December  20
Oct 10, from 5:30-7:30pm
THE AMERICAS!: In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, ESC opens its exhibition calendar with "The Americas" a multimedia exhibit. Curator Raul Manzano. Dean Cynthia Ward, Metropolitan Center
Livingston Gallery, 177 Livingston Street, 6th floor, Brooklyn
Free admission            www.esc.edu
November  9, 6-8 pm,
Visiting Hours: Thurs-Sat 12-6pm
Celebrating Latin American Cultural Week:  Silent Auction of works by gallery artists JAVA & Elisa Pritzker from Nov. 9-19th, with benefit donation
Franklin 54 Gallery + Projects, 526 West 26th St, #403
Free admission .  | www.thefranklin54gallery.com
November 9-December 16th, 2012
Thursday thru Sunday 1 - 6 PM
New York artist Richard Garet ( born in Uruguay): The Spacious Now and The Scale of the Instantaneous:  Richard Garet interweaves various media including moving image, sound, multimedia performance, and photography. in work ranging from modified environments to site specific installations to audiovisual screening works, garet constructs intimate spaces and immersive situations that draw attention to the processes of perception and cognition, and which activate sensorial, physical, psychological phenomena that reflect on the nature and experience of time
Studio 10, 56 Bogart Street, Bushwick / Brooklyn, (718) 852-4396
Free admission   |  www.studio10bogart.com   www.richardgaret.com
Nov  9 at 7pm
Cordel Literature Symposium – Opening Art Exhibition:  Opening of a collective art exhibition, whose theme is the Brazilian Northeast culture. Special guest Mariangela Valença will release a DVD about Frevo dancing style and will perform some Frevo steps
Brazilian Endowment for the Arts, 240 East 52nd Street, Manhattan, 
Free admission.   For Information:  212.371.1556           www.brazilianendowment.org
November 15th – December 15th
Nov 15th at 7pm, Opening 
Montsalvatge (exhibit) : Exhibition focused on the relationship between the Spanish Catalan composer Xavier Montsalvatge and fine and visual arts.   
Instituto Cervantes New York , 211 E 49th Street. Between 2nd & 3rd Avenues, Manhattan
Free admission
Nov. 16, 17, 18 at 3pm
View Cuban Art exhibition in Galería Habana at PINTA with director, Luis Miret:
Luis Miret, director of Galería Havana will discuss the exhibition of Cuban art he is presenting at PINTA.  Email info@aflfc.org to reserve a space. 
Pinta, 7 West 34th Street (at Fifth Avenue), Manhattan
Presentation is free, PINTA admission of 5.00 is required,  www.aflfc.org
Nov 17 at 10 am and 1 pm
Brunch at Praxis International Art: Celebrating Latin American Cultural Week, join us for brunch together with the best Latin artists in NY!.
Praxis, 541 West 25th Street, Manhattan  
Free admission.  For Information:  212.772.9478                   www.praxis-art.com
Nov 18th,  6-8 PM
Issue Project Room will be featuring artists of Latin origin living in NY working in the field of sound and digital media:   ISSUE Project Room is a pioneering performance center, . ISSUE plays a vital role in NYC’s cultural ecology, facilitating the commission and premiere of more than 20 new works each year and presenting a diverse array of artists working across the disciplines of music, sound, dance, performance, literature, video. 
Pls refer to their website for details about the program  - www.Issueprojectroom.org
Nov 19 at 6pm
Migration Art Expo 2012:  Book Launching; Live Brazilian Music.
ONU, United Nations, 1st Avenue and 46th Street, Manhattan. 
Free admission – RSVP required by e-mail by Nov. 12 to migrationartexpo@gmail.com  | 
PINTA Art Fair
Nov 15 6:30pm – 9:00pm:  By invitation only
Public Hours:  Nov 16,  1:00pm – 8:00pm, |  Nov 17, 12:00pm – 8:00pm, |  Nov 18 12:00pm – 7:00pm
PINTA Art Show: A unique yearly event in New York, showcasing the best of modern and contemporary Latin American art. 
7 W 34 Street, Manhattan.
Tickets: 5        |  www.pintaart.com
Nov 20 at 6:30 pm (Evening Sale)  |  Nov 21 at 10:00 am (Day Sale)
Nov 17, 10:00am-5pm | Nov 18, 1:00am-5pm  | Nov 19 10:00am-5:00pm  |  Nov 20 10:00am-12noon
Latin American Sale: Christie’s is pleased to announce its bi-annual auction of Latin American Art spanning works from the colonial era to the present by some of the region’s most notable artists.
20 Rockefeller Plaza (entrance at 49th Street, between 5th and 6th Aves)  Manhattan.
Nov 19 at 7pm
Sotheby's Latin American Art:
1334 York Avenue, Manhattan  
Nov 11 & 18, 6-8pm                                                                                           
CCCD 50th anniversay 2012:  literary cultural interactive Mondays and art exhibit:
in dedication to CCD’s  50th anniversary 2012. A night of music, art appreciation, poetry and essay readings.
Centro Civico Cultural Dominicano, Inc.  619 West 145th Street , Manhattan 
Free admission  
Nov 12 at 7pm
Book Presentation: The Dream of the Celt:   This much anticipated event will bring together 2010 Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa and renowned translator Edith Grossman in a public conversation in celebration of the author’s latest novel, translated by Grossman and published this year by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, Manhattan
Free for members:  5 for non-members
Nov 14 at 7pm
Opening evening of the Eco-Literature in Latin America Symposium:  This keynote lecture inaugurates the Society’s Eco-Literature in Latin America symposium. The lecturer will be delivered by Homero Aridjis, a distinguished Mexican poet, novelist, and essayist, as well as an environmental activist.
Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, Manhattan
Free for members; 0 for non-members       | 
Nov 14 at 6pm
Uruguay's Culture and Its International Influence:  Montevideo's Director of Culture, Héctor Guido, will describe how the diverse Uruguayan culture interacts with other expressions in the world.   In Spanish. 
Espacio Empresarial y Cultural
Consulado General del Uruguay,  420 Madison Ave. 6th FL, Manhattan
Free admission
Nov 15, at 4 pm and 7pm
2nd Day of the Eco-Lit. in Lat. Am. Symposium: The second evening of the Eco-Literature in Latin America symposium will open at 4:00 p.m. with two films, Confluencias, by Mariana Matthews and The Trees Have a Mother, by Juan Carlos Galeano. It will continue at 7:00 p.m. with a panel on eco-literature featuring scholars Laura Barbas Rhoden, Sofia Kearns, Jeremy Larochelle, and Christopher M. Travis.
FREE  for AS members. 0 for non-members.  ** Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, Manhattan
Nov 16 at 7pm
Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas, No. 85:   This launch of the Eco-Literature and Arts issue of Review will feature comments by Daniel Shapiro and by guest editor Steven F. White, as well as readings by Homero Aridjis, Astrid Cabral, Esthela Calderón, Leonel Lienlaf, and Juan Carlos Galeano.

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