The 10th Annual Latin American Cultural Week will take place November 10 – 22, featuring a week of music, theatre, film and more that celebrates Latin culture.
The annual Latin American Cultural Week (LACW) reaches out to more than 500,000 individuals through a worldwide promotional and marketing campaign. Many institutions and artists throughout New York City participate by hosting presentations of music, dance, film, theater, literature, visual and performing arts from or influenced by the diverse cultures of Latin America. Among them are Teatro Pregones, the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center, Instituto Cervantes,The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabbazz Memorial Center, Brazilian Endowment for the Arts, Centro Civico Cultural Dominicano, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance and Repertorio Español.
The week of festivities kicks off on November 10th with Latin American Cultural Week Uptown, Celebración de la Cultura Hispana in Washington Heights & Inwood kick-off celebration, featuring Tango Fado Project. This group includes Daniel Binelli on bandoneón and Pedro Henriques da Silva on Portuguese guitar. This sensational fusion brings together the soul and heart of Argentinean Tango and Portuguese Fado. This unique event is followed by a reception at the New York Public Library, Inwood Branch, 4790 Broadway, Manhattan. It is free and open to the public.
Another performance not to be missed is the 8th Annual Latin American Piano and Song Festival of NYC on November 16. This is a tribute to Maestro German Diez (1924-2014), one of the most important piano pedagogues of the Americas. The performance features works by Lecuona, Ginastera, Piazzolla, Aranda and Schumann, and takes place at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St,. Manhattan. General Admission, $15.
The LACW appreciates the support of the office of City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, the Latin Media and Entertainment Commission, the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of New York (DCA), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), EL Diario La Prensa, and several corporate sponsors.
Pan American Musical Art Research is a 501(c) (3) organization founded in 1984 to promote awareness of and appreciation for the cultures of Latin America by sponsoring and presenting multi-disciplinary performances and events to a broad audience of all ages, racial, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds in the Tri-State area, in collaboration with local arts and culture organizations. In collaboration with both local and global artists, PAMAR has fostered the development of cultural events, which includes the Latin American Culture Week, its educational program “A Musical Journey Trough Latin America”, and its 30th anniversary signature event, Shall We Tango NYC, a citywide international tango festival. PAMAR’s mission is to share the rich cultural heritage of Latin America and the Latin American diaspora by showcasing dance, film, music, literature, theatre, visual and performing arts representing or influenced by Latin American culture. PAMAR also provides increased exposure and performing opportunities for Latino artists.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. This project is 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.