From the irresistible rhythms of Afro-Cuban jazz to the sophistication of Brazilian samba, from the passionate intensity of Mexican rancheras to the infectious joy of Venezuela’s El Sistema social-action movement, Latin American culture has captured the world’s imagination. In Voices from Latin America—from November 8 through December 11, 2012—Carnegie Hall pays tribute to these cultures that have fueled the world’s imagination in a citywide festival.
Under the guidance of Osvaldo Golijov (holder of this season’s Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair), Carnegie Hall has invited three internationally acclaimed performers to curate series of concerts that spotlight their vibrant musical cultures—singer-songwriter Gilberto Gil and Brazilian popular music, pianist-composer Chucho Valdés and Afro-Cuban jazz, and conductor Gustavo Dudamel and El Sistema in Venezuela.
In addition, a citywide celebration of Mexican music and culture will be presented in partnership with Celebrate México Now, culminating in a tribute to legendary singer Chavela Vargas at Carnegie Hall.
With more than 60 events, the festival includes music, dance, film, art, photography, and more. Voices from Latin America includes four weeks of events and exhibitions at Carnegie Hall and partner organizations throughout the city.
This group exhibition, named after Carlos Monsivais' book of the same title, takes the work of Mexico's renowned photojournalist, Enrique Metinides, as a departure point and complements it with the work of contemporary artists who also capture the human experience in the metropolis.
Widely known as “Gego,” German-born Venezuelan Gertrud Goldschmidt is one of the most important Latin American artists of the 20th century. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of her birth, this exhibition features a significant group of early and unknown works that examine Gego’s artistic research.
This ambitious, three-site exhibition highlights over two-centuries of rarely seen Caribbean works from the Haitian Revolution in 1804 to the present. The Studio Museum represents the theme of race and its relevance to the history and visual culture of the Caribbean.
This ambitious, three-site exhibition highlights over two-centuries of rarely seen Caribbean works from the Haitian Revolution in 1804 to the present. Queens Museum represents the theme of development and communications.
This ambitious, three-site exhibition highlights over two-centuries of rarely seen Caribbean works from the Haitian Revolution in 1804 to the present. El Museo reflects on the region's economic developments and the history of Creole culture.
Ensemble ACJW is an inspirational collective of young professional musicians on a two-year fellowship with Carnegie Hall and The Juilliard School. When these extraordinarily talented fellows aren’t teaching in New York City public schools, they’re presenting edgy, provocative concerts that are revolutionizing how musicians perform and engage with their audiences.
This much anticipated event will bring together 2010 Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa and renowned translator Edith Grossman in a public conversation in celebration of the author's latest novel, translated by Grossman and published this year by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.—Latin American Cultural Week is an annual city-wide festival showcasing the richness and variety of the cultures of Latin America, including music, dance, theater, literatureand the visual arts. Polly Ferman founded the New York-based organization 28 ...
This keynote lecture inaugurates the Americas Society's Eco-Literature in Latin America symposium. The lecture will be delivered by Homero Aridjis, a distinguished Mexican poet, novelist, and essayist, as well as an environmental activist.—Latin American Cultural Week is an annual city-wide festival showcasing the richness and variety of the cultures of Latin America, including music, dance, theater, literatureand the visual arts. Polly Ferman founded the New York-based organization 28 years ago for the purpose of showcasing the ...
The second evening of the Eco-Literature in Latin America symposium will open with two films, "Confluencias" by Mariana Matthews and "The Trees Have a Mother" by Juan Carlos Galeano. It will continue with a panel on eco-literature featuring scholars Laura Barbas Rhoden, Sofia Kearns, Jeremy Larochelle and Christopher M. Travis.—Latin American Cultural Week is an annual city-wide festival showcasing the richness and variety of the cultures of Latin America, including music, dance, theater, literatureand the visual ...
The music and cultures of Brazil, Cuba, Mexico and Argentina will be represented through the work of iconic artists from each country. Q&A sessions with special guests follow each screening, along with live performances at Cafe 92YTribecca.
Award-winning short films from last year’s Morelia International Film Festival are screened, followed by Q&A sessions with the directors. Ranging from animation to documentary, all films are in Spanish with English subtitles.
Singer-songwriter Magos Herrera is "without a doubt the best jazz singer out of Mexico" (JazzTimes). This sensational diva captivates audiences with her sultry voice, beguiling rhythmic scatting, and soulful phrasing.
Leading Mexican architect Mauricio Rocha-Iturbide—a provocateur known for adapting design to distinct environments—discusses the relationship between design, building, and usage processes in his own work.
You’ve probably heard nothing quite like Mexican-Paraguayan harp virtuoso Celso Duarte. He and his powerhouse ensemble weave together a gamut of music styles—from traditional Latin folk and improvisational jazz to Spanish Baroque and African music—to create an inconceivably fresh new sound.
Three of today’s most exciting female singers—Ely Guerra, Eugenia León and Tania Libertad—join forces for the first time to pay tribute to the late, legendary Chavela Vargas in an evening of traditional and contemporary Mexican song.
In this double-bill, legendary flutist and improviser Carlos Malta brings Pife Muderno to play traditional flute and drum music, while Cordestinos—led by virtuoso violinist Nicolas Krassik—celebrates lively folk and contemporary musical trends with several surprise guests.
A double-bill of contrasts from Brazil: Orquestra Imperial, a retro-chic homage to big bands from the 1950s, and Arnaldo Antunes’s hypnotically quirky vision of contemporary MPB (música popular brasileira).
The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela comprises 200 musicians, ages 16–30, who hail fom El Sistema, Venezuala’s hugely successful social-action education program that brings music performance instruction to the country’s largely poor, underserved children.
The Venezuelan Brass Ensemble, drawn from the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, opens the Venezuelan celebration at Carnegie Hall with an evening of exuberant music making that features works from Latin America and beyond.