Venezuela Art & Expressions: One evening - Five different artistic expressions
Photography, Sculptures, Choral Music, Percussion & Dance
Date: Friday, Sept 16th
Venue: Art Commons - Engineered Air Theatre - 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0K9
Time: 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
FACES OF THE FOREST’S CHILDREN (Rostros de Los Hijos de la Selva). Photography and Sculpture Exhibition: This exhibition brought to you from the mind of Carlos Arturo Betancourt Castro, a photography historian, is an invitation to look and to analyze, in an unprecedented way, the faces of the Indigenous People in Venezuela.
PERCUSSION MASTER CLASS: A map of Afro-Venezuelan musical expressions: a unique opportunity to learn how to build a diversity of drums and to play the Afro-Venezuelan rhythms.
Special guest: Venezuelan luthier, musician, percussionist and expert in folkloric rhythms, Willy Mayo. Recognized in 2009 as Urban Cultural Heritage by the Institute of Cultural Heritage in Venezuela.
- Cantares Venezuelan Choir will join Willy Mayo for a fusion of choral music and percussion instruments
- Musician and Percussionist Luis “El Pana” Tovar
- Venezuelan Folk-Musical Group La Parranda
AFRO-VENEZUELAN CONTEMPORARY DANCE PERFORMANCE: The Afro–Venezuelan rhythms have African roots fused with multicultural influences of Caribbean dance, Spain and Indigenous Venezuelan people. Afro-Venezuelan dance is typically joyful, free-spirited and usually connected with a specific fiesta or celebration.
Local Artist: Marice Urbina. Venezuelan Folk and Modern Professional Dancer