Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR), founded and directed by Polly Ferman, announces the 6th Annual Latin American Cultural Week (LACW), a diverse and dynamic showcase of the rich culture of Latin America, with theater, music, dance, film, auctions and visual arts.
The events will take place starting November 10-17, throughout New York City, including Bronx.
PAMAR will present this year’s opening event, a Festival of Latin American Music, on Thursday, November 10 – 8:00 PM at Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel, 88 Ninth Avenue in Manhattan. Performers will include Venezuelan violinist Eddy Marcano and his Trio Acustico, Chilean expatriates Los Chamanes with Natalia Bernal and the Brazilian sounds of Ogans. For more about the program, please visit Latin American Cultural Week.
LACW 2011 closing events will be on Thursday, November 17 at 5:15 p.m. – The 4th Annual Latin American Piano and Song Festival NYC at the Woody Tanger Auditorium of Brooklyn College Library, 2900 Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn. The event is free. For more information, please go here.
Also on November 17 at 7:30 PM – History of Tango with Quintet of the Americas, with Polly Ferman (piano) and Daniel Binelli (bandoneon) at the Salvation Army Temple of Queens, 86-07 35th Avenue in Jackson Heights. Free and open to the public. For more information, please go here.
On Friday, November 18 at 8:00 PM – PAMAR and the Manhattan Camerata Present: The Tango-Fado Project, at The Blessed Sacrament Church, 152 W. 71st Street in Manhattan. This will be a special evening of Argentine Tango and Portuguese Fado. $15 general admission, $10 for students and seniors (Student I.D required). For more information, please go here or here.
Bronx events include September 29, 2011- January 15, 2012 – Muntadas: Information>>Space>>Control – an exhibition of Catalan artist Antoni Muntadas’ work. This exhibition is supported by The Institut Ramon Lull and is part of the Catalan Days Festival.
Spanish Culture New York. Consulate General of Spain in New York – The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx.
More than one hundred and fifty artists and organizations are participating in this year’s 35+ LACW programs that will include Cuban jazz saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera, Literature from Rio de Janeiro at The Americas Society, the PINTA Art Fair, Christie’s and Sotheby’s Latin American Art Sales, Viva America! A celebration of Hispanic Heritage art exhibition at Empire State College, Brazil’s Dende and Band, Colombian classical guitarist Nilko Andreas Guarin, Colombian painter Raul Manzano, Dominican Impressionist Folk Painting Exhibit at Centro Civico Cultural Dominicano, Argentina’s Praxis International Art, several theatrical performances at Repertorio Español and much more.
These LACW programs reach out to more than 500,000 individuals through a worldwide promotional and marketing campaign.
Other participating institutions and performance venues include Lincoln Center, World Music Institute, Carnegie Hall, Consulates General of Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile and Uruguay, as well as Instituto Cervantes, Museo del Barrio, Mexican Cultural Institute and the IATI Theater.
LACW sponsors include NYC Latin Media & Entertainment Commission; New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; New York State Council on the Arts; Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel; the Consulate General of Brazil in New York; ArtNexus; El Diario; De Norte a Sur; Voz Latina, Rennert Language Schools and Shibui Markets.
Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR), producer of LACW 2011, is a non-profit organization seeking to promote better knowledge, understanding and coexistence between the various cultures and countries of the Americas, primarily through an ongoing and vital exchange of their artistic fields, as well as educational programs through the NY Public School system. Founded in 1984 in New York City by Uruguayan-born pianist Polly Ferman (http://www.pollyferman.net/), PAMAR is an artistic resource center. Visit them at http://www.pamar.org.
Polly Ferman with Cuba’s Camerata Romeu