Pan American Art Research (PAMAR), founded in 1984 by Uruguayan-born pianist and Artistic Director Polly Ferman, presents the 12th Annual Latin American Cultural Week (LACW), November 9 through 21, 2017. (Additional events precede & follow official dates. Visit http://www.lacw.net/ for details.) This includes the 6th year of Celebracion de la Cultura Hispana in Manhattan’s Washington Heights and Inwood neighborhoods. LACW 2017 is a showcase of more than 40 theater, music, dance, film, literary, and visual arts presentations. PAMAR (http://www.pamar.org) produces, co-produces, or co-promotes LACW events.
LACW highlights include Thursday, November 9 @ 7:00pm – From Patagonia at Saint Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th St- Suggested Donation: $20. New York debut of piano and synthesizer virtuoso and indigenous Mapuche/Aymara composer Juan Namuncura, from Patagonia, Argentina. Piano music and songs in the Mapuche language; Friday, November 10 @ 8:00pm – OFFICIAL LACW OPENING EVENT – Chorofest – 3rd Annual Brazilian Jazz/Choro Festival at Baruch Performing Arts Center: Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Ave – Admission: $25, $35, $45. 3rd Annual International Choro Festival, with a variety of performances, from classic to popular Choro music; Tuesday, November 14 @ 6:00pm – Música Among Friends, Saint Peter’s Church – Free Admission – Spanish pianists Rosa Torres-Pardo & Isabel Pérez Dobarro. Music by Isaac Albéniz and Enrique Granados and Tuesday, November 21 @ 7:00pm–Bandoneorama, also at Saint Peter’s – Suggested Donation: $20. An ensemble of four bandoneon players, the instrument at the heart of tango, led by Music Director/Maestro Daniel Binelli, with Julien Labro, Rodolfo Zanetti, & Javier Sánchez.
For a full calendar of activities, please visit http://www.lacw.net/.
Participating/contributing institutions include New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC & Company Foundation, El Diario, De Norte a Sur, Impacto Latino News, Univision, Consulate General of Spain in NY, Consulate General of the Argentine Republic in NY, Hostos Center for Arts & Culture, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies “El Centro”, Greenwich House Music School, Brooklyn College, & Iglesia de Sion/St. Peter’s Church.