november, 2016

05nov7:00 pmConcert - Creating Community through Latinx Arts through Festival de las Calaveras, Twin Cities Latinx Music & Arts Festival


Event Details


All ages

Tickets $12 advance; $15 door; $8 children 3 to 12; children 3 and younger enter free

Tlalnepantla Arts/Zenteotl Project proudly joins with the Cedar Cultural Center to co-present Festival de las Calaveras multimedia Concert. The local phenomenon Maria Isa, recognized by CNN as one of the best independent Latinx artists of the nation and nominated at the TC Film Festival for her “Best Breakthrough Performance” as Angie Garcia in the Latino Independent Film Strike One (2014) with Danny Trejo, will feature music from her new project Valley of the Dolls. Tenor Alejandro Magallón and Bass-baritone Rodolfo Nieto, both classically trained singers and regular performers with Minnesota Opera, will come together to celebrate their cultural roots to sing melodies of the Mexican Revolution. Bomba Umoya, drummers, singers, and dancers of the traditional Puerto Rican music genre that emerges from the sugar cane and rum plantations will fill the hall with ancestral rhythms. The award-winningVhaltta, Ecuadorian-Mexican ballad rock band, is the dream realized by a group of youth, and brings classic Rock en Español to Minnesota. The psychedelic cumbia band, Guayaba, created and led by master percussionist Chico Chavez, fuses Afrolatino rhythms with the distinctive Peruvian chicha, will close the festival with a dance party. The Mexica (“Aztec”) dance group Mexica Yolotl and spoken word collective, Palabristas Latin@ Wordslingers, will open the concert with traditional dances that honor ancestral memory and a spoken word performance that uses the power of the word to engage, agitate, and build community. Festival performers will be joined by soundscape artist Rico Simon Mendez, aka DJ Don Cuco, renowned for his natural touch at blending the harmony of sound and spirit, and materializing it into a musical movement; all in all, to offer a powerful coming-together of traditional and contemporary Latinx and Chicanx artistic expression in the Twin Cities.


(Saturday) 7:00 pm


Cedar Cultural Center

416 Cedar Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55454