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13th Annual Latin American Cultural Week(s) (LACW), November 13 through 21, 2018.

13th Annual Latin American Cultural Week(s), November 13 through 21, 2018 with Theater, Music, Dance, Film, Literature, & Visual Arts Events throughout New York City, Emphasizing Latinas in the Arts in Support of the #MeToo #YoTambién Movement

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New York, NY – Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR), founded in 1984 by Uruguayan-born pianist Polly Ferman, now Artistic Director of PAMAR, presents the 13th Annual Latin American Cultural Week(s) (LACW), November 13 through 21, 2018. (Additional events precede & follow official dates.) In support of the #MeToo #Yo También movement, we feature women artists of the Americas. Polly Ferman, states ‘I don’t know the figures of how many women do not have their rights or are not recognized in Latin America or in the U.S., but one woman not respected or appreciated is too much. That’s why we feature this year Latin American Women in the Arts, and support the #MeToo #YoTambién movement.”

LACW 2018 includes the 7th year of Celebración de la Cultura Hispana in Manhattan’s Washington Heights and Inwood neighborhoods. LACW 2018 is a diverse and dynamic showcase of the rich culture of Latin America & Spain throughout New York City, with 30+ theater, music, dance, film, literary, and visual arts presentations. PAMAR produces, co-produces, or co-promotes LACW events. Increasingly, artists, arts groups, organizations, & governments plan their NYC events to coincide with LACW. LACW 2018 will also include Shall We Tango NYC, a citywide international tango festival of performances, workshops, dance classes and lectures related to this artform. Visit http://www.lacw.net/ for details on all 3 facets of LACW18.

LACW HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

Latin American Cultural Week Opening Event
Tuesday, November 13 @ 6:00pm – Tango, The Song of the Soul and Andes Infinitos (Infinite Andes), with indigenous singer/guitarist/percussionist Maryta de Humahuaca
Consulate General of Argentina, 12 W 56th St, Manhattan
Free admission – RSVP Required: pamar@pamar.org

Argentine tango vocalist Andrea Eletti and Argentine pianist and composer Gabriel de Pedro, both from Santa Fe, Argentina, come together to perform Tango, The Song of the Soul, with repertoire from Carlos Gardel and Astor Piazzolla, Anibal Troilo, Mariano Mores, Hector Stamponi, Homero Manzi, and Francisco De Caro. http://www.cnyor.mrecic.gov.ar, http://www.facebook.com/AndreaElettiOficial, http://www.gabrieldepedro.com

The evening will also feature the New York debut of indigenous singer/guitarist/percussionist Maryta de Humahuaca from Jujuy, Argentina. With sounds of the Andean box (an Andean drum) she sings coplas (“couplets”) and bagualas (folk music originating in NE Argentina) referring to the seasons and ceremonies that accompany the earth’s life cycle. She also performs poems and melodies of Argentine singer, songwriter, guitarist, and writer Atahualpa Yupanqui (1908-92) and popular Argentine singer Mercedes Sosa (1935-09), one of the preeminent exponents of nueva canción – “new song”. https://www.facebook.com/Maryta-de-Humahuaca-132176140187992/.

November 13-16, 10:00am -1:00pm
Evocations. Annette Nancarrow’s Art and Life
Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace, Manhattan
Free Admission

This workshop is part of the Mexican performance artist Cynthia Granados Posada’s ongoing commitment to rescuing the stories of women artists who were sometimes overshadowed by men. Participants will be inspired by US-born painter and jeweler Annette Nancarrow (1907-91), who lived most of her life in Mexico, to create a collective artwork. http://www.cynthiagp.com, http://www.morrisjumel.org, http://www.wordsandpaint.com/annette-nancarrow

Wednesday, November 15 @ 7:00pm – Quartetto Tomassini – In the Footsteps of Astor Piazzolla
New Stage Performance Space, 36 W 106 St, Manhattan
Admission: $25, $20 Students/Seniors

The all-female ensemble, Quartetto Tomassini, redefines the boundaries of what a string quartet typically plays by performing the dynamic Tango. They lead their audiences through a journey from the 1880’s gentlemen’s lounges in Buenos Aires to present day NYC. These four musicians have shared stages with Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Wynton Marsalis, Chucho Valdes, Thalia, Cachao, and Paquito D’Rivera. http://www.quartettotomassini.com

Friday November 16 @ 6:30pm – Vladimir Petrov
Saint Peter’s Church/Iglesia de Sion, 619 Lexington Ave, Manhattan
Suggested Donation $20

U.S. debut of Russian-born pianist, resident of San Luís Potosí, Mexico since the age of 3, now living in Russia. The 2018 Gold Prize Winner of the Vigo (Spain) International Piano Competition, Petrov performed at the Great Hall of the Moscow State Conservatory, in the Bolshoi Theatre, the Mariinsky Theatre, the “Salle Cortot” in Paris, as well as Spain, Holland, Belarussia, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Poland, Romania, and Switzerland. Works by Villa-Lobos, Ginastera, as well as Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Ravel, and others. http://www.facebook.com/people/Vladimir-Petrov

Saturday, November 17 @ 7:00pm – Tango Fado Duo: Daniel Binelli & Pedro Da Silva
New Stage Performance Space, 36 W 106 St, Manhattan (just west of Central Park West)
Admission: $25, $20 Students/Seniors – Online Tickets Here

Exploring the relationship between the sensuality of Argentine tango and the passion of Portuguese fado, melancholic music accompanied by Portuguese guitar, bandoneonist Daniel Binelli and Portuguese guitarist Pedro da Silva interweave the traditional sounds of their instruments at the heart of both styles. The concert will include new interpretations of classics from each genre as well as original compositions. http://www.danielbinelli.com, http://www.pedrodasilva.com, http://www.newstagetheatre.org

Tuesday, November 20 @ 6:00pm – Binelli- Ferman- Danielson
Consulate General of Argentina, 12 W 56th St, Manhattan
Free admission – RSVP Required: pamar@pamar.org

Legendary bandoneón master Daniel Binelli of Argentina, bandoneón player for the last ensemble of composer Astor Piazzolla, and his longtime partner, acclaimed Uruguayan-born pianist Polly Ferman, are joined by Grammy and Latin Grammy winning violinist Nick Danielson for a soulful program of traditional and original compositions from Argentina, including works from the new Binelli-Danielson album, “Nostalgias,” just nominated for the Latin Grammys in the Tango category. http://www.cnyor.mrecic.gov.ar, http://www.danielbinelli.com, http://www.pollyferman.net, http://www.facebook.com/nick.danielson.35

Tuesday, November 20 @ 8:30pm – Cristina Morrison – Different Worlds
Guadalupe Inn, 1 Knickerbocker Ave at Johnson St, Brooklyn
Cover $10 – Reservations Here

Singer/songwriter/actress Cristina Morrison, the “Baroness of Jazz” (Galapagos/Quito/New York), returns to the Guadalupe Inn (“Bushwick’s Mexican Supper Club”) to perform the best compositions from her previous world jazz records, I Love, and Baronesa, and to share music from a sneak preview of her upcoming album, Impredecible (Unpredictable). An eclectic journey through world & Latin jazz music. http://www.cristinamorrison.com, http://www.guadalupeinnbk.com

Other LACW featured participants and events will include North/South Chamber Orchestra, composer Max Lifchitz, pianist Agustin Muriago, vocalists Anna Tonna and Conchi Moyano, Tango Fado Duo: Daniel Binelli & Pedro Da Silva, film director Julia Solomonoff, tango instructors, Encuentro NYC Colombian Music Festival, the 11th Annual Latin American Piano and Song Festival of NY, violinist Eddy Marcano and the Acoustic Quartet, Afro-Latin Concert Series, Tango 2X4, Argentine folklorist and multi-instrumentalist Manu Sija, Bitter Laughter: Graphic Novels From Latin America & Spain, Interactive Cultural Literary Mondays at the Dominican Cultural Civic Center, Art Exhibition: Among the Flora and the Olympic Games Of Argentina, Rafaela Luna: Untrue Beliefs And Stereotypes and Latin Women in the Arts exhibit.

PAMAR through its ongoing program Celebración de la Cultura Hispana in Washington Heights & Inwood again includes events in those Manhattan neighborhoods, at such venues as the New York Public Library Inwood Branch, Centro Cívico Cultural Dominicano, Isabella Geriatric Center, Cornerstone Center & other venues.

Other participating and contributing institutions include Consulate General of the Argentine Republic in NY, El Diario, De Norte a Sur, ViceVersa Magazine, Iglesia de Sion/St. Peter’s Church, The New Stage Theatre Company, New York Public Library, Spain Arts & Culture, Consulate General of Spain in NY, Il Concurso Internacional de Piano “Ciudad de Vigo”, Univisión, Centro Cívico Cultural Dominicano, and many others.

For a full calendar of activities, please visit http://www.lacw.net/.

PAMAR’s annual LACW events are attended by approximately 20,000 individuals, for events both produced by PAMAR, co-produced, or promoted by PAMAR, through a worldwide promotional and marketing campaign. It is made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC). This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, a Discretionary Grant through the office of New York City Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez, and a grant from NYC & Company Foundation through the Office of Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer.

PAMAR’s Mission is to promote and preserve, and create awareness and appreciation of, Latin American arts and culture and their roots in Iberia, Africa, Arabic and other cultures, in New York City and beyond.
PAMAR serves performing, visual and film, and literary artists eager to expand awareness of and appreciation for their work. We serve audiences familiar with these art forms, while developing audiences often unused to them, collaborating with libraries, houses of worship, government agencies, schools, community centers, as well as traditional performing, visual arts, literary, and film venues, and festivals.
Founded in 1984 by Uruguayan-born pianist Polly Ferman, PAMAR was originally focused on promoting Latin American classical-to-contemporary composers, often little known outside their native countries. PAMAR has expanded to include choreographers and dancers, traditional arts, indigenous arts and artists, and spoken word and film.
Visit us at http://www.pamar.org

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