New York Folklore Presents SOUNDS & DANCES OF LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
April 16 at 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
New York Folklore presents a free, three-part showcase of the Capital Region’s diverse folk music traditions. Today’s performers are frequent collaborators, and we are excited to bring them together at The Linda.
ArtPartners/Tsehaya & Company, Inc. founded for the purposes of the advancement and preservation of cultural arts. A community-based dance company composed of performers, musicians and support staff focusing on the enhancement of cultural arts in the Capital Region. This organization seeks to afford the community an opportunity to become familiar with the multi-cultural aspects of theatrical dance and music through alternative programs.
Their “Alternatives For Youth” Dance Program focuses on the arts as a deterrent to delinquent behavior and fostering performance stalls, self-esteem building and higher learning through arts-in-education strategies and has provided dance programs for at-risk, latch-key children of low-income single parent families, residents of Arbor Hill and West Hill for more than 18 years. Young dancers have opportunities to demonstrate skills and observe high achievement through free community performances, workshop productions and professional concerts. You can find more information at https://www.artpartnerstsehayacompany.org/
Mundo Nuevo is al Capital Region ensemble dedicated to disseminating the rich and diverse musical tradition of Latin America and the Caribbean. The group regularly performs in festivals, theatres and social activities in the region. Nuevo Mundo is formed by Jose Melendez (guitar and Vocals), Fernando Gomes (guitar and vocals) and Walter Ramos (flute, percussion and vocals). Their repertoire includes genres such as Son, Guaracha and Bossa, traditional musical expressions of Latin America and the Caribbean. They interpret folk songs from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Dominican Republic, as well as Mexico, Peru, Argentina and Brazil. The ensemble also performs Nueva Cancion songs, a protest, a pro-democracy folk genre that started in the 1960’s and was very influential in Latin America and the US.
This programming is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio