Saturday, March 19, 2011
FREE and open to the public.
- Opening Ceremony, Noon: A 'Call to the 4 Directions' by Atl-Tlachinolli at the 77th Street entrance and art tables open in the Hall of Mexico and Central America and the Hall of South American Peoples.
- Cuatro Music Presentation, 12:30 pm, Hall of Mexico and Central America: La Rondalla de Cuatros de la La Casa de la Herencia Cultural Puertorriqueña, a cuatro music ensemble highlights this stringed instrument used in Puerto Rico and throughout Latin America.
- Aztec Dance, 1 pm, Hall of Mexico and Central America: Atl-Tlachinolli, a Mexica dance group, performs the centuries-old indigenous ritual dance traditions of the Aztecs using pre-Columbian instruments, rhythms, and regalia.
- Spoken Word, 1:35 pm, Hall of Mexico and Central America: Acclaimed poets “La Bruja” Caridad De La Luz and Taina Padro will present a special spoken word set linking ancestral heritage to contemporary identity.
- Mariachi Music Presentation, 2 pm, Hall of Mexico and Central America: Directed by Alvaro Paulino Jr., members of the Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino and the Mariachi Mano a Mano promote the beauty and splendor of mariachi music.
- Workshop: Ceramic Instrument-Making, 2:30 pm, Hall of South American Peoples: Patricia Aranibar leads participants through an adventure with clay to create whistles and ocarinas (clay flutes).
- Songs from Borikén, la Isla del Encanto, 3 pm, Hall of Mexico and Central America: Margarita Nogueras-Vidal (Taíno) presents songs from the mountains of Borikén (Puerto Rico).
- Cantos quechuas/ Songs from the Quechua Traditions, 3:30 pm, Hall of South American Peoples: Milagros Albrecht, accompanied by musicians from AbyaYala Arte y Cultura, brings to life the sounds and the feeling of the Peruvian Andes through Quechua songs.
- Andean Musical Procession, 3:45 pm, Hall of Mexico to Hall of South American Peoples: Tahuantinsuyo, a group of traditional Andean musicians, will lead a pre-Columbian style Andean music procession. The procession will introduce audiences to the sounds and instruments used in the days of the Incas through modern times.
- Andean Music Performance, 4:15 pm, Hall of South American Peoples: Tahuantinsuyo will perform music from the ancient Incan empire, now the countries of Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, and Colombia.
Programs are subject to change.