With more than 60 events, Voices from Latin America includes dance, film, visual arts, and photography at cultural institutions across New York City.
The Americas Society presents a rich and multifaceted series of Latin American music, literature, visual arts, and policy programs as part of Voices from Latin America. Event highlights include concerts that feature jazz, classical, and contemporary music and musicians from Colombia and Mexico; an interdisciplinary literary symposium with poets, writers, and environmentalists examining aesthetic, social, and political issues in eco-literature across Latin America; and a visual arts exhibition, Gego: Origin and Encounter, Mastering the Space, that features a group of works by German-born Venezuelan artist Gertrud Goldschmidt.
September 29–December 8, Gego: Origin and Encounter, Mastering the SpaceNovember 9 at 7 PM, Paul O'Dette, LuteNovember 12 at 7 PM, The Dream of the CeltNovember 13 at 7 PM, Edmar Castañeda, HarpNovember 14, 15, and 16 at 7 PM, Eco-Literature in Latin AmericaNovember 19 at 7 PM, Edmar Castañeda, HarpNovember 20 at 7 PM, Alejandro Escuer: FlyingNovember 26 at 7 PM, Edmar Castañeda, HarpNovember 29 at 7 PM, Tribute to Novelist Carlos Fuentes (1928–2012)
Ballet Hispanico, the nation's preeminent Latino dance company, transforms the stage of the Apollo Theater into a stylized Latin social dance hall with works that explore passion and community in movement. Three company premieres put a contemporary spin on Cuba's danzón, Argentina's tango, and 1980s Spanish pop. The performance incorporates vibrant live music alongside choreography by Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro, Argentinean legend Alejandro Cervera, and cutting-edge Spanish choreographers Inma García and Meritxell Barberá. Event details will be announced later this summer.
December 1 at 7:30 PM, Ballet Hispanico at the Apollo Theater
Celebrate México Now is New York City's first—and only—annual festival of contemporary Mexican art and culture. Encompassing cuisine, literature, film, dance, literature, architecture, and music, this year's celebration concludes with a tribute concert to the legendary Chavela Vargas at Carnegie Hall on November 27.
November 13 at 7 PM, Persona Normal, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at New York University November 13–27, A Taste of Mexico Now: Contemporary Mexican Cuisine, Various LocationsNovember 15 at 6 PM, Folk Artists and Art: Carlomagno Pedro Martínez, Mexican Cultural Institute of New York (please note change in venue from the Museum of the American Indian due to complications caused by Hurricane Sandy)November 16 at 7 PM, Award-Winning Films from the 2011 Morelia International Film Festival, School of Visual ArtsNovember 16 at 8 PM, Limón Dance Company: 65th Anniversary Celebration, LIU Post November 17 at 2 PM, Neighborhood Concert: Banda de los Muertos, Port Richmond Library November 17 at 8 PM, Selma Oxor, Secret Project RobotNovember 18 at 3 PM, Neighborhood Concert: Magos Herrera, Abrons Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement November
19 at 6 PM, Mexican Architecture Now: A Dialogue with Mauricio
Rocha-Iturbide, Center for Architecture November 19 at 7 PM, Neighborhood Concert: Celso Duarte, Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, Hostos Community College November 20 at 7 PM, Alejandro Escuer: Flying, Americas SocietyNovember 25 at 3 PM, Family Day: Juguetes (Toys), Queens Museum of ArtNovember 27 at 8 PM, Ely Guerra | Eugenia León | Tania Libertad: A Tribute to Chavela Vargas, Carnegie Hall
Cinema Tropical's Music + Film Series celebrates Voices from Latin America with screenings at 92YTribeca of representative documentaries that honor the best of Latin American music and its rich diversity and legacy. Question-and-answer sessions with special guests follow each screening, along with live music performances at Cafe 92YTribeca.
November 15 and 29, and December 6 and 13 at 7 PM, Cinema Tropical's Music + Film Series, 92YTribeca
The Juilliard School presents performances that explore the influence of Latin American music, including a concert of Brazilian popular music by the Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble and guest drummer Paulo Braga, the New Juilliard Ensemble with conductor Joel Sachs, and a Latin American-inspired program by Ensemble ACJW.
November 9 at 8 PM (Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater), New Juilliard EnsembleNovember 13 at 8 PM (Paul Hall), Ensemble ACJWNovember 20 at 8 PM (Paul Hall), Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble
The Keyes Art Projects has coordinated a series of exhibitions, receptions, lectures, and public programs at leading galleries and museums throughout New York City, giving a glimpse into the wealth and diversity of contemporary art in Latin America. Participating galleries include Gallery 151, El Museo del Barrio, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Queens Museum of Art, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, ACA Galleries, (Art) Amalgamated, and Cecilia de Torres Gallery.
June 12, 2012–January 6, 2013, Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, El Museo del Bario, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and Queens Museum of ArtJuly 19, 2012–January 6, 2013, Urban Archives: Rituals of Chaos, The Bronx Museum of the ArtsOctober 4–December 6, Voodoo Alters Zombies and Oil Cans, Gallery 151November 1–28, Luis Jimenez, ACA GalleriesNovember 14-December 15, Material Breach, (Art) AmalgamatedFall 2012, Lidya Buzio: Painter and Sculptor of Clay, Cecilia de Torres Gallery
The New York Public Library explores the vitality of Latin American culture with dance, percussion, and poetry events taking place at branches throughout the city. These include Urban Word, bilingual poetry slams that feature performances of student works and those of noted Latin American poets; World Beat and Percussion sessions in which percussion instruments from across the globe mix with spontaneous spoken-word performances; and dance classes led by Annabella Gonzalez, who teaches the characteristics of traditional Mexican ballet.
November 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 4 PM (Hamilton Grange Library), Urban Word: Bilingual Poetry SlamNovember 6 at 4 PM (Bronx Library Center) and November 28 at 4 PM (Aguilar Library), World Beat and PercussionNovember 8 at 4 PM (George Bruce Library) and November 20 at 4 PM (Countee Cullen Library), Learn to Dance with Annabella Gonzalez
The Paley Center for Media focuses on the breadth of Latin American culture with three days of film screenings from its collection that dates back to the 1940s. Selections include Visiones: Latino Art and Culture (2003), La Plaza Special: Tania Maria (1985), Flight to Rhythm (1949), Eyewitness: The New Beat (1962), and Camera Three: Gilberto Gil (1971). A special family-themed screening includes selected shorts of musical children's programs from or inspired by Central and South America, including Open a Door, The Backyardigans, and Go Diego Go!
December 1 at 3 PM, Screenings from The Paley Center CollectionDecember 2 at 1 PM, Screenings from The Paley Center CollectionDecember 2 at 3 PM, Screenings from The Paley Center Collection
New York City’s celebrated experimental music venue, (Le) Poisson Rouge presents programs that feature some of the more eclectic and innovative Latin America performers. A central part of the Tropicália movement of the late 1960s, Os Mutantes has influenced today's biggest artists, including The Flaming Lips and Beck. The legendary Brazilian psychedelic rock band performs two special concerts.
December 8 at 7:30 PM, Os Mutantes
December 9 at 8:30 PM, Os Mutantes