Thursday, March 12, 2009

Cultural Event This Saturday Night - FREE

All are invited to this unique event:

Más Allá de Una Lengua • Beyond One Language
An Evening of Theater, Poetry
& Music

WHEN: Saturday, March 14
7-8pm Entertainment
8-9pm Mingling, Munching and more Music

WHERE: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center
104 - 17th Ave South, Seattle WA 98144-2107

Music by Quichua Mashis (with Francia Recalde), a music group composed of Native Quichua members, all originally from Ecuador. The group has performed in Europe, South America, Japan, Canada and the United States. Since 1993, Quichua Mashis has been based in Seattle. They play traditional instruments, made of bamboo, sheep hooves, goat skins and armadillo shells.

Theater by the AFrican ConeXion Project (directed by Rose Cano), which shows the blending of African and Spanish heritage in the Americas. The Project seeks to unite Latino and African theater, dance and music of the diaspora, making the connection between Afro-Latino and African American roots, culture, and history.

Poetry by Jorge Enrique González-Pacheco, the Havana-born poet and writer. González-Pacheco is the author of numerous books of poetry, published in Mexico and Spain. A former staff member of the renowned Cuban Film Institute, he began publishing his poetry in 1991, when he was 22.

Thanks to House of Writers / Casa de Escritores, Hedgebrook, 4 Culture, Seattle Neighborhood Matching Funds, La Sala, Mexican and Spanish Consulates in Seattle, and Viva la Musica

For more info, email Paola Casla.

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