Events - Boston Spanish Cultural Events
The Afro-Cuban All Stars is a 13-piece dream team of Cuba’s hottest musicians brought together by musical director Juan de Marcos González (the musical arranger for the original Buena Vista Social Club recording)
The Latina Circle’s fifth anniversary and Three Kings' Day pcelebration
Attend a crown-making activity, hear a story about the Three Kings and receive a free book, then parade to the HSTF center for a music concert.
Get your holiday shopping taken care of while supporting good causes.
BASE will be there, and a portion of gift certificates and tuitions paid at the Holiday Market will be donated to Matahari Women Workers' Center.
Discounts available at Diseño Boston in its final days of retail
Latin Jazz All Stars are a phenomenal ensemble that features the current masters of Afro Cuban, Salsa, Brazilian, and Latin Jazz. Steve Turre, Chembo Corniel, Nestor Torres, Elio Villa Franca, Yunior Terry, Guido Gonzalez & Diego Lopez take the stage as one unit to render an evening of brilliant music!
Qantara, which means arch in Arabic, brings to life Simon Shaheen's vision for the fusion of world jazz, Middle Eastern, western classical, and Latin American music.
This year marks 100 years after the birth of prominent Mexican novelist, screenwriter, and photographer, Juan Rulfo; and, with a literary and storytelling style that have made a global impact, it’s something to celebrate! Featuring a panel of three authors and academics with a particular interest in Latin American culture, including, Adela E. Pineda, Pedro Ángel Palou, and Daniel Chávez; they’ll discuss topics surrounding the theme of Rulfo’s global influence.
Pulling from three dynamic spirits, a new mixture of sonic masterpieces is born. MIXCLA, is a play on words and a play on sounds hailed from the mountains of Chile, to the traditions of Japan and driven by the fires of Cuba, to achieve a truly unique Latin Jazz experience.
Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 60 years, Eddie Palmieri is an arranger and composer with a unique, personal, richly complex, and infectious take on salsa and Latin jazz.
Remember and celebrate your departed loved ones at this year’s Día de los Muertos altar, savor traditional Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto, and enjoy a presentation by Harvard Professor Davíd Carrasco as part of this festive evening of music and community.
Directed by Danny Lyon
Colombia 1975, 16mm, color, 63 min
In 1974 Danny Lyon traveled to Colombia and made an unblinking yet lyrical film dedicated to the surging population of homeless children living on the streets, abandoned by family and ignored by Church and State alike. Guided by his deft photographer’s eye, Lyon captures the stark paradoxes of an adult society that sidesteps the forgotten children who embody precisely that poverty and desolation that the adults deny and fear most. Brutally thrust into an uncaring world and prematurely aged into a stunted adulthood, los niños abandonados are refugees of the shattered myth and lie of the State as a nurturing family.