Friday 27 October 2017

This weekend: PanAmericana - A Concert of Musical Border Crossings Through the Americas

A concert on Sunday 29 October 2017 at the Barbican's Milton Court Concert Hall aims to showcase the music of the New World, highlighting the Latin-American links across America and attempting to challenge the growing rhetoric of intolerance towards the Latino community in the USA, by demonstrating the close cultural connections that bind the Americas together, North and South. 

Part of the Echoes Festival of Latin Classical Music, PanAmericana features tenor Luis Gomes, the Latin Classical Chamber Orchestra, Duo Diez, Los Angeles Duo and Venezuelan percussionist Wilmer Sifontes, with special guest performances by Talentos Colombian Folk Dance Group. They will be performing a wide range of music from Copland and Bernstein to Villa-Lobos and Chavez, plus some Gerswhin and Piazzolla.

It promises to be a fun evening, and is organised in aid of Latin American Women's Aid (LAWA) - a dedicated BMEled specialist women's organisation which for the past 30 years has worked towards the empowerment of Latin American and other Spanish and Portuguese speaking women and children who are experiencing gender violence (GV).

Further information and tickets from the Barbican website.

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