India: "Princess of Salsa"
Saturday, September 20, 2008Concert Hall 8:00 pm
$35, $25, $15; Five College students and youth 17 and under, $15
Festivities on the Plaza begin at 5pm Food, crafts for children, Latin dance lessons and demonstrations, dancing to live music and DJ. Outdoor festival (5-8 PM) is free. Food will be provided by Salsarengue, with free meals for children 10 and under. Salsa lessons and demonstrations will be provided by Salsa con Clase, Boricudos Unidos, and Camila Carpio. There will also be a presentation of Paso Fino Puerto Rican horses at 6:15pm. Don't miss this family-friendly outing at the Concert Hall Plaza starting at 5pm.
Internationally celebrated diva of Latin soul and dance music, India has earned the respect and admiration of music lovers worldwide earning her the title "The Princess of Salsa," so named by the late legendary bandleader Tito Puente. Embracing her cultural heritage, this Puerto Rican chanteuse will take you on an energetic and powerful musical journey—from inspirational and rocking music to soulful jazz to deep and intimate ballads.
The Latino Youth Media InstituteOpen Screening
Friday, September 19, 2008 UMass Fine Arts Center Concert Hall Lobby
A showcase of 10 young Latinos that have been selected to participate in the Latino Youth Media Institute. This internship teaches them the basic production skills needed in television, radio, newspaper and digital storytelling. Each will have to complete three assignments and decide which media is most appropriate to convey those experiences effectively: a story that will convey an important personal experience, one that relates to their family, and one about their community and how it relates to society as a whole.
A partnership of WGBY, WFCR Public Radio, The Republican Newspaper, Jose Garcia an Independent Filmmaker and Photographer, and TOLD: "Telling Our Legacies Digitally".
Free and open to the public,5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
India : Latin FestSaturday, September 20, 2008 Fine arts Center Plaza
Free,5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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