Events - Boston Spanish Cultural Events
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.
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!
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.
The Boston Palestine Film Festival (BPFF) brings Palestine-related cinema, narratives, and culture to New England audiences.
The festival features compelling and thought-provoking films, including documentaries, features, rare early works, video art pieces, and new films by emerging artists and youth. These works from directors around the world offer refreshingly honest, self-described, and independent views of Palestine and its history, culture, and geographically dispersed society.
Unitas Ensemble will present a series of concerts dedicated to commemorating Latina women, a noble task which will bring together the city’s classical concert audience, art lovers, and the Latino community. This will foster discussions of important issues pertaining to the Latino community, such as domestic violence against women, gender and racial stereotypes, and how these issues affect the arts and our society in general.
Precios entre $ 30 y $ 58. Más detalles en el link.
Produced by 10-time Latin Grammy-winner Javier Limón, the Paco de Lucía Project reassembles the original band that toured with the legendary flamenco guitarist for the last 10 years of his illustrious career, including Antonio Sánchez on guitar, David de Jacoba on vocals, Alain Pérez on bass, Piraña on percussion, Antonio Serrano on harmonica, and flamenco dancer Farru. With exceptional artistry, passion, and grace, they honor the legacy of Paco de Lucía while also paving a new path into the future of flamenco.
an area festival for celebrated Cuban novelist Leonardo Padura at multiple venues Oct. 10-17
Grammy Award winner Eguie Castrillo (Arturo Sandoval's Hot House) is one of the most renown percussionists in the world. With over 30 years of experience, Eguie has shared the stage with world-famous musicians such as Tito Puente, Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Jennifer Lopez, and Steve Winwood, among many others.
Oportunidades de practicar conversar en español (para niveles intermedio/avanzado)
El artista David Wilson presenta en vivo su último obra 3D: Duerme Mi Niña, or Mother Don't Make Me Cry. Detalles en el enlace.