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Encuentro NYC Colombian Music Festival

Encuentro NYC Colombian Music Festival
(VIII Encounter "Encuentro" of Colombian Musicians in NY)

Oct 22-23 Queens and Manhattan
visit our Facebook page: Encuentro de Músicos Colombianos en NY
find the 2-day event on Facebook: Encuentro Familiar/Encuentro Gala
DAY 1: Saturday, Oct 22, 1-5pm
Encuentro Familiar/Family Day
Flushing Town Hall
Flushing, Queens
Family Day Tickets $10 adults/$5 kids in advance or at the door

Produced in collaboration with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance and FolkColombia, this is your chance to learn about the traditions of Colombia, with groups representing each of the four main musical regions of Colombia, including dance workshops. The programming is kid friendly, so come with the family! Empanadas by Mama's Empanadas in case you get hungry...

FLUSHING TOWN HALL---main stage and art gallery
1:00 PM Daniel Fetecua Soto (of the Limon Dance Company and Pajarillo Pinta'o)
Pacific coast dance workshop, main stage
1:20 PM Grupo Chonta Performance (led by master marimba player and multi-instrumentalist Diego Obregon/Afro-Colombian music from the Pacific Coast)
main stage
2:00 PM Meet the Artist with Diego
2:15 PM Torbellino/Ribbon dance main stage with Daniel Fetecua and Alejandro Florez guitar trio (virtuoso guitarist of his group Tibaguí, playing traditional torbellinos for the kids dance activity) Main stage
3:00 PM Gaita performance with Martin Vejarano (of La Cumbiamba eNeYe and Chia's Dance Party) (Gallery)
3:30 PM Songs from Los Llanos with Johanna Castañeda y su Grupo Llanero (traditional music from the Plains region of Colombia with harp, cuatro, and percussion) (Gallery)
4:00 Caribbean dance workshop with Lucy Cruz (learn to dance to such rhythms as the cumbia!)
4:20 Grupo Rebolú Performance and Carnival parade (representing the traditions of Colombia's Caribbean coast, led by Ronald Polo and Moris Cañate)

DAY 2: Sunday Oct 23, 5pm-1am
Encuentro Gala Showcase
Le Poisson Rouge, Manhattan
(Bleecker between Thompson and Sullivan in the West Village)
$25 in advance, $30 at the door, minors $15 at the door only
tickets also available at the box office in advance

Eight Hours of the best of Colombian music, traditional and modern, in New York City in one night at one of NYC's most renowned music venues. This year, we're incorporating music and dance on the floor between acts, with Daniel Fetecua Soto and Pajarillo Pinta'o, Jonathan Gómez y su Papayera la Original, guitarist Nilko Andreas Guarin, and Daniel Rojas and his joropo ensemble. There's a great dance floor, a nice "tapas" style menu with a variety of small dishes from empanadas to sushi, and a bar. Come eat, drink, dance, and celebrate! Here's the breakdown:

Doors 4:30pm
5:00 Joropiada with Daniel Rojas (traditional llanero music)
5:20 Alejandro Flórez-Tibaguí (modern, sophisticated, and original Andean guitar-based music)
5:50 Daniel Fetecua and Pajarillo Pinta'o Dance Company
6:15 Lucía Pulido (renowned soulful Colombian singer)
7:00 Chia's Dance Party (Martin Vejarano's funky sextet blending jazz and Chirimia, reminiscent of a New Orleans jazz band a la Colombiana)
7:25 Tribute to Ricardo Leon Peña Villa and Ligia Naya with classical guitar virtuoso Nilko Andreas Guarin
7:40 Samuel Torres y Yaounde (world renowned virtuoso conga player and his band)
8:20 Andrea Tierra (singer/songwriter presenting her own poetry about love, life, and the land, with renowned musicians, including Edmar Castañeda on harp)
8:40 Edmar Castañeda (harpist extraordinaire and his group presenting a jazzy take on the traditions of the Plains region of Colombia)
9:05 Jonathan Gómez y su Papayera la Original (an acoustic Colombian street band)
9:20 Sebastián Cruz Cheap Landscape Trio (earthy, urban, funky fusion of rock, jazz, and traditional Colombian rhythms)
9:45 Jonathan Gómez y su Papayera la Original
10:05 Pablo Mayor's Folklore Urbano Orchestra (renowned 12-piece dance band)
10:50 Gregorio Uribe Big Band (16-piece big band under the direction of rising star vocalist/drummer/percussionist Gregorio Uribe)
11:20 Alejandro Zuleta Vallenato Quartet (from the dynasty of the Zuleta family of Vallenato stars) starting off the ALL STAR JAM uniting Day 1 and Day 2 of the festival, bringing together artists from both days in a celebratory jam to close the night, including Ronald Polo, Moris Cañate from Rebolú, Diego Obregon fromGrupo Chonta, Memo Acevedo, Johanna Castañeda, and more!

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