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Sembrando Herencia 2015 - Mi Tierra Boricua
The 13th original production by the Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance company, Mi Tierra Boricua, will be held at 3pm on Sunday, December 6th, in Austin’s Carver Museum Boyd Vance Theatre, 1165 Angelina Street. Mi Tierra Boricua is a refreshing blend of fun and adventure that brings oral history to life through theater, traditional music and dance. Written in English, Spanish, and Taino, this drama tells the story of a mountain tobacco community in the 1940s and the adventures they face as they leave the mountains of Puerto Rico in search of a better life. Featuring the poetry of Julia de Burgos, this drama will inspire you to consider your own journey. Mi Tierra Boricua was written by Tekina-eiru Maynard with the support of community elders in
Puerto Rico including Jesus Reyes and others from Tekina-eiru's pueblo Taino who shared oral history and memories of the mountains of Boriken from days gone by. Zulmarie Alverio shared poetry and insights on the world Julia de Burgos wrote about. Actor Luis Olmeda was a mentor in the script writing. The Sembrando Herencia 2015 community theater program is made possible in part by funding and support from Target, the Austin Friends of Folk Arts, the Texas Puerto Rican Foundation, Austin Family Magazine, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Ticket information is available on the website.
La Peña Gallery Presents Artist Ray Valez La Peña Gallery (227 Congress Avenue) will present the art work of Ray Valez, Artist, Muralist, and Tribal member of theTexas Band of Yaqui Indians . Opening Reception will be on Sunday, December 13, 2015, 2 – 4pm. Valdez was born in
Kingsville, Texas of nahua (mexico)/yaqui(yoeme) Native American ancestry. Special Performance by The Eagle Point Singers, an intertribal drum group from the Austin area. They are a “northern drum” singing in a style that originated on the plains of the northern US and
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La voz y estilo único de la artista Aida Cuevas Nacida en la Ciudad de México, Aída Gabriela Cuevas Castillo es conocida artísticamente como Aída Cuevas, una cantante y actriz mexicana desde 1975. Su voz y estilo único le han permitido cultivar una carrera de larga duración y con éxito, dejando una huella notable en la historia de la música mexicana. A través de su carrera ha publicado 37 álbumes con ventas de más de 7 millones de copias y ha ganado más de 300 premios. El álbum Enhorabuena, lanzado en 2002, es producido por Bebu Silvetti y fue nominada para el premio Grammy Latino. Fue ganadora en la categoría tradicional al mejor álbum de Tango con el álbum “De corazón a corazón... Mariachi Tango” en la 11ª Entrega del Grammy Latino. Esta obra es la producción número 30 de Cuevas, lanzado en 2010 donde plasma la fusión de dos grandes géneros de América Latina: el Mariachi y el Tango. Recientemente, fue nominada en la 16ª Entrega del Grammy Latino en la categoría de Mejor Álbum de Música Ranchera por su álbum Pa’ Que Sientas Lo Que Siento, con lanzamiento en junio 2015. Entre las canciones más notables son Cari Cari, Te Doy Las Gracias, A la luz de los Cocuyos, Quizás Mañana, Un Mundo Raro, Mi Ciudad, Qué Bonita es mi Tierra, Siempre Te Amaré y su canción más conocida es El pastor de los Cuates Castilla. Nació con el canto en las venas. Desde muy pequeña, manifestó su afición por la música, al mostrar aptitudes para el canto y el baile, de los cuales hizo gala en las fiestas de la escuela. No pasó demasiado tiempo para que sus padres se dieran cuenta que Aída era poseedora de una voz inigualable. Aída Cuevas comenzó como han empezado los grandes artistas, desde abajo. En octubre de 1975, fue su inicio en el programa de radio “Taller XEW” y a partir de esto, fue buscada por empresarios y conductores de Tv. Muy pronto llegaron los contratos para presentarse en importantes sitios y tradicionales programas, en compañía de
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grandes artistas como Lola Beltrán, Lucha Moreno, Los Hermanos Zaizar, Cuco Sánchez, Tomas Méndez y Vicky Carr. Después, fue con Pedro Vargas y Paco Michel en Los Angeles, California. Dos años más tarde en 1977, reaparece en Europa, cantando y modelando los trajes de corte prehispánico de Pedro Loredo, impactando con su voz en Málaga y Torremolinos, deleitando en toda la Costa del Sol. Además ha maravillado con su voz a grandes personalidades como Richard Burton, Sean Connery e al Sha de Irán. Gracias a la enseñanza del maestro Loredo, ella adquiere y refuerza su vocación a vestir con propiedad y fidelidad el traje nacional de México. Ella les ha cantado a todos los presidentes de México desde Luis Echeverría; a los Reyes de España, al expresidente Bill Clinton y a personalidades como Plácido Domingo, entre muchos más.Entre las disqueras que ha grabado Cuevas se encuentran Ariola Records, IM, Sony Music Entertainment y Warner Music Group, y con el más último en la Disquera Cuevas. Para más informes, visite su página oficial
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Veladoras * Perfumes Inciennsos * Hierbas 1201 East 7th Street Tel(512)472-0675 Austin Texas 78702 Texas Folklife Presents Cigar Box Guitar Exhibit by Tomas Salas and W.T. Bryant Texas Folklife presents Cigar Box Guitar Exhibit by Tomas Salas and W.T. Bryant at the Texas Folklife House Gallery, 1708 Houston Street, Austin from December 12, 2015 to January 31, 2016.
the founders of the Emma S.Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, and is a regular contractor of Texas Folklife. WT Bryant is an actor, director and designer who has dabbled in blacksmithing,
An opening reception will be held on Saturday, December 12 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Live music with the cigar box guitars will be provided. Tomas Salas and WT Bryant are two local cultural workers who have been building cigar box guitars for a few years. The guitars are made from found objects and range from one string pieces to double neck, amplified guitars. Enjoy a display of their work that will be available for sale, just in time for the holidays. Tomas Salas is an actor, set design engineer, and long-time cultural activist in central Texas. He was one of
photography and ceramics. WT sometimes pretends to play guitar. Both Salas and Bryant discovered Cigar Box Guitars several years ago and fell in love with them as an art form. The guitars are playable art, timeless and have been used for decades.“Cigar Box Guitars” will be on display and available for sale at the Texas Folklife House Gallery between December 12 and January. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, December 12 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Live music with the cigar box guitars will be provided.
J Balvin cuenta con una carrera en fuego con premios de música Nacido en Medellín, y respaldado por una fuerza impresionante en las redes sociales, representante y emba-jador de una nueva corriente callejera desde Colombia, J Balvin ha sido calificado por Billboard como “el más grande descubrimiento de la música latina en muchos años”. En 2015, J Balvin ganó tres Premios Billboard de la Música Latina en las categorías de Artista Debut del Año, Canción “Latin Rhythm” del Año y “Latin Rhythm Songs” Artista Solista del Año. Esto, justo después de haber ganado todas las categorías urbanas en los Premios Lo Nuestro de Univisión, donde salió cargado con los trofeos de: Artista Urbano del Año, Álbum Urbano del Año, Canción Urbana del Año y Colaboración Urbana del Año. Este reconocimiento incomparable para una nueva voz se desprende del
éxito en las listas de su primer álbum La Familia y los sencillos número uno, 6 AM y Ay Vamos. J Balvin gano en la categoría de Mejor Interpretación Urbana por Ay Vamos en 2015 Latin Grammy. Creador de una fusión urbana única que nace de influencias del reggaetón de Puerto Rico, se mezcla con ritmos colombianos frutos de su herencia, a los que suma los sonidos contempo-ráneos de una nueva escena urbana, además de una
reconocida afición al Hip-Hop y el R&B, J Balvin es sin duda, el artista nuevo más representativo de la música latina. Hablado antes de su intensa gira que se llevó a cabo durante el otoño con Becky G, una cantautora y rapera de 18 años, Balvin dijo, “Siempre me estoy refiriendo a lo importante que es perseguir tus sueños y este tour hecho realidad es el ejemplo perfecto de lo importante que es nunca rendirse. Después de
compartir escenario con Enrique Iglesias y Pitbull (a principios del año), aprendí de los mejores cómo hacer las cosas bien”. Además del éxito alcanzado con su propia música, J Balvin se ha convertido en el nombre para tener en cuenta, a la hora de pensar en colaboradores. Ha sido convocado para trabajar en remezclas en español con nombres como Pharrell, Ariana Grande, French Montana, entre otros. A J Balvin se le reconoce por su sentido del humor irreverente y su trato afectuoso con sus fans; se ha convertido en una nueva poderosa plataforma en las redes sociales y en el internet para la música latina.- cuenta con casi 3 millones de seguidores en Instagram, y alcanzó la impresionante cifra de más de un billón de visitas en YouTube.
FIGÚRALO Youth Exhibit
Saturday, December 5, 2015 | 4 - 8pm This free family event will have activities for children, traditional music, dance, food, and a beautiful afternoon to celebrate the beginning of the Holidays.
Opening Reception December 12, 4-6pm Exhibit runs through January 16, 2016
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In the C o m m u n i t y 3 the HARD WAY Ga l l e r y : SLOKE + BONIFACIO + REI
Free and open to the public! For more information, visit www.austintexas.gov/esbmacc
ESB-MACC | 600 River St, Austin TX, 78701 | 512-974-3772
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Teatro Vivo presents “La Pastorela” at the Emma S.Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center Teatro Vivo presents “La Pastorela” December 3 through 20, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Emma S.Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center located at 600 River Street in Austin, Texas. The traditional play, an adaptation by Rupert Reyes, is centered around the pastores (shepherds) as they traveled to Bethlehem in order to witness the birth of Jesus. Pastorelas are one of the oldest and most enduring Christmas traditions in Mexico. Originally, the Mexican Pastorela was a religious theater created for the purposeof converting “heathen native.” Once appro-priated by popular theater, it was never the same. Pastorelas take many forms and are vigorously influenced by invention and improvisation from the talent participating. Pastorelas may be religious, folk
drama, theater, or even urban folk drama, but a very particular structure is maintained. The bilingual play resonates with both Spanish and English speaking audience members and incorporates traditional music and dance from various regions of Mexico. This production is an entertaining way the whole family can enjoy this Christmas classic. Thursday, December 10 and 17 are “pay what you wish” one hour before the performance time.Ticket are available at http://pastorela.bpt.me. Admission is $15 for general public and $20 for reserved seating. Teatro Vivo offers student, senior and teacher discounts for $12. For more information regarding the play, check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ teatrovivoaustintx/ and our twitter at https:// twitter.com/teatrovivotx.
Library Screens A Range Of Movies Your local Library screens a range of movies to suit everyone from film connoisseurs to documentary enthusiasts to families with children. Mark your calendar to visit the Library for free community film screenings this December. Thursday, December 3, 2015 1 PM,Thursday Matinee: ’Tis the Season,Terrazas Branch | 1105 E. Cesar Chavez St. | 512-974-3625 ,4 PM Family Movie Matinee - The Boxtrolls,Cepeda Branch | 651 N. Pleasant Valley Rd. | 512-974-7372 Saturday, December 5, 2015
2 PM,Family Matinee Series: - Inside Out,Windsor Park Branch | 5833 Westminster Dr. | 512-974-9840 Tuesday, December 8, 2015,6:30 PM,Family Movie Night - Inside Out,Twin Oaks Branch | 1800 S. Fifth St. | 512-9749980 Wednesday, December 9, 2015 6:30 PM Americana Memories - Cat Ballou,Yarborough Branch | 2200 Hancock Dr. | 512-974-8820,7:00 PM,Holiday Horror Movie (Rated R) - Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale,Windsor Park Branch | 5833 Westminster Dr. | 512-974-9840
$1,000 Scholarships For Students Bound For College The Consulate General of Mexico in Austin, in collaboration with Foundation Communities and the Institute for Mexicans Abroad, is launching the MEXAUSTIN Scholarships which will
provide $1,000 scholarships to at least 140 students bound for college. Online application is set to open January 2016 visit for infromation :http:// www.mexaustin.com/
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16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Gives Out Lifetime Achievement and Trustee Awards The Latin Recording Academy gave Lifetime Achievement Awards to Gato Barbieri, Ana Belén and Víctor Manuel, Angela Carrasco, Djavan, El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico, and Pablo Milanés. Federico Britos, Humberto Gatica and Chelique Sarabia were the recipients of the prestigious Trustees Award. The honorees werrrrrrre recognized at 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards festivities which took place in mid-November. “It is a great honor to recognize and celebrate such a distinguished and dynamic group of honorees who have been the creators of such timeless art,” said The Latin Recording Academy President/CEO Gabriel Abaroa Jr. “Their outstanding accomplishments and passion for their craft have created a timeless legacy. By honoring them we honor our music. They surely will continue to have an influence in both our culture and the Latin music industry.” This Special Award is presented by vote of The Latin Recording Academy’s Board of Trustees to performers who have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording during their careers. Argentinian saxophonist Gato Barbieri is considered a living jazz legend. Emerging from a family of musicians, Barbieri began playing professionally as a teenager, which led to his five-decade career covering virtually the entire jazz landscape, including free jazz (with trumpeter Don Cherry in the mid-’60s), avant-garde jazz and film scoring (Last Tango In Paris) to his ultimate embrace of Latin music. Barbieri created a rebellious but highly accessible musical style, combining contemporary jazz with Latin American genres and incorporating elements of instrumental pop. Lifelong partners Ana Belén and Víctor Manuel have performed and collaborated for more than four decades, recording countless songs together and as solo artists. In the ’80s the duo attained populari not only in their native Spain but worldwide with “La Puerta De Alcalá,” which reached No. 1 for seven weeks in Spain. In 2015 the duo released their latest, Canciones Regaladas (Gift Songs), which features songs written by Carlos Berlanga, Rubén Blades, Leonard Cohen, José Alfredo Jiménez, Billy Joel, and Astor Piazzolla. Ana and Víctor continue to tour and are currently
Djavan performing in Spain. Born in the Dominican Republic, Angela Carrasco, daughter of renowned musician and guitarist Blas Carrasco, has had a career spanning more than 30 years. Carrasco first enjoyed success in Spain for her portrayal as Mary Magdalene in the Spanish adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar. In the late ’70s she gained recognition across Latin America, United States and Europe with such hits as “Cariño Mio” (“Love Of Mine”) and “Quererte A Ti” (“Loving You”). Throughout her career, Carrasco has recorded more than 15 albums, immersing herself in the Latin pop, ranchera and Afro-Caribbean genres, and received numerous music awards. Emerging from the Música Popular Brasileira movement, singer/songwriter/ guitarist Djavan took the genre to a new level with a sonic stew of samba, funk, pop, and smooth jazz. Djavan gained attention and recognition after he recorded his first album, A Voz, O Violão, A Música De Djavan in 1976. He recorded more than 30 albums, which include his best-known and acclaimed compositions “Meu Bem Querer,” “Oceano,” “Se...,” “Faltando Um Pedaço,” “Esquinas,” “Eu Te Devoro,” and “Serrado.” His songs have been recorded by an array of artists including Gal Costa, Al Jarreau, Ney Matogrosso, Carmen McRae, Daniela Mercury, and Caetano Veloso. Formed in 1962 by pianist Rafael Ithier, Puerto Rican salsa music orchestra El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico represents one of the country’s most successful music groups. El Gran Combo sum up the restrained elegance and jazzy swing of traditional salsa, underscoring Puerto Rico’s invaluable contribution to Latin music. In 2012 El Gran Combo celebrated their 50th anniversary with on a tour across five continents. El Gran Combo, Ithier and many founding members continue to perform around the world. Cuban singer/songwriter/guitarist Pablo Milanés is recognized as one of the founders of the Cuban nueva trova music style. In the early ’50s, Milanés moved to Havana with his family to study at the prestigious Municipal Conservatory of
Havana. Milanés has released more than 40 albums and collaborated with countless artists from Cuba, Spain and Latin American. “Yolanda” and “El Breve Espacio En Que No Estás,” are two of his timeless anthems that evoke the poetic search of a man who took Latin music to a new level of creativity and credibility representing the essence of Cuban music. Trustees Award: This Special Award is presented by vote of The Latin Recording Academy’s Board of Trustees to individuals who have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording during their careers. Uruguayan violinist Federico Britos is one of the most skillful and celebrated musicians from Latin America. Britos began playing violin at age five, has served as principal chair, soloist and concertmaster with some of the most renowned symphony orchestras in Cuba, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. He has worked with a variety of musicians, including Cachao Lopez, Bola de Nieve, Juan Luis Guerra, and Astor Piazzolla. As a composer, Britos has written and
recorded countless works for orchestras, chamber ensembles, ballet, and dance. He has also composed music for film, TV and theater. Chilean record producer and sound engineer Humberto Gatica has worked with Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Luis Miguel, Alejandro Sanz, and Shakira among others. Gatica paved the way for a new generation of Latin American professionals and continues to provide his magic touch to all his projects. Since 2014 Gatica has served as the head of the audio engineering and production department at Isin and L.A. based mentorship program providing individuals worldwide with the preparation to excel in music through study and practice. With a catalog of more than 1,000 songs, including the timeless Latin anthem “Ansiedad” (made famous by Nat King Cole), songwriter Chelique Sarabia become a renaissance man of Venezuelan culture. A prolific creator, Sarabia combined joropo with boleros, rancheras and jazz, creating a rich mosaic of timeless pop.
Escritor Fernando del Paso ha ganado el XXX Premio Miguel de Cervantes El escritor mexicano Fernando del Paso ha ganado el XXX Premio Miguel de Cervantes. Es el galardón literario más importante del español con el cual se rinde homenaje al con-junto de la obra de un autor. Según el jurado, el premio se ha concedido “por su aportación al desarrollo de la novela aunando tradición y modernidad, como hizo Cervantes en su momento. Sus novelas llenas de riesgos recrean episodios fundamentales de la historia de México, haciéndolos funda-mentales”. Según la académica Inés Fernández Ordóñez, presi-denta del jurado, el escritor mexicano ha desarrollado una literatura que “asume riesgos y es innovadora. Su obra forma parte de
TRAVIS COUNTY WANTS TO DO BUSINESS WITH YOU Travis County Purchasing Office is located at 700 Lavaca Street, Suite 800, Austin, Texas, Ph: (512) 854-9700 or Fax: (512) 854-9185. Please visit our web page at www.traviscountytx.gov/purchasing/solicitation.asp for all la historia de la literatura latinoamericana”. El premio, dotado con 125.000 euros, se entregará en un acto especial el 23 de abrilde 2016, en la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares.
Texas Match the Promise Foundation awards Encourages Texas Families To Save For College Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminded Texans that applications continue to be accepted for the 2015-2016 Texas Match the Promise Foundation awards. The foundation, in cooperation with the Comptroller’s office, encourages Texas families to save for college by offering competitive matching scholarships and tuition grants to Texas students who are beneficiaries of a Texas Tuition Promise Fund® (TTPF) account — the state’s prepaid college tuition plan. “Match the Promise scholarships help children all over our great state realize their dreams of a college education while also encouraging families to take steps now to prepare for their children’s futures,” Hegar said. “During the 2014-15 school year, 75 Texas students were approved for Match the Promise scholarships. These young people represent the future of the Lone Star State, and we’re excited about awarding a new batch of scholarships this year.”
Fifth through ninth graders whose families have an annual income of $100,000 or less and who have a TTPF account may apply for the matching scholarships and tuition grants through Dec. 31, 2015. To be considered for a scholarship, students must write a career essay and meet other requirements. Complete details can be found at MatchThePromise.org or call 1-800-531-5441, ext. 3-1696. Families can also enroll in TTPF during this time if they have not already done so. More information is available at TuitionPromise.org. Match the Promise is funded by individuals who have donated the cash value of property held in the state’s unclaimed property program, as well as by donations from individuals, businesses, organizations and through the State Employee Charitable Campaign. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) federal tax-exempt public charity and is eligible to receive tax deductible contributions.
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Mexic-Arte Museum Presents The Exhibition Nacimientos: Traditional Nativity Scenes from Mexico
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traditional and contemporary Mexican, Latino, and Latin American art and culture to promote dialogue and develop understanding for visitors of all ages. Since 1984, Mexic-Arte Museum has produced and presented cultural and educational programs for communities in Texas. Mexic-Arte Museum is one of the first museums in the United States to pre-sent Mexican and Mexic American art. In 2003, the 78th Legislature of the State of Texas recognizing the uniqueness a significant cultural role of Mexic-Arte Museum, it designated it as the “Official Mexican and Mexican American Art Museum ,419 Congress Avenue,Austin, TX 78701 www.mexic-artemuseum.org
St. Austin Catholic Church To Hold Holiday Fair St. Austin Catholic Church ( Guadalupe and 21st ) will hold its Holiday Fair on December 5th and 6th. The market fair is a Christmas market and community social to raise funds for parish ministries and to offer the opportunity to shop from a selection of unique items and gifts, including Fair Trade vendors and
alternative giving options as well as handmade arts and crafts. Parish ministries use this fun event to help raise money for their ministry’s activities during the year, and many parishioners rent a table to support their own businesses. If you are an interested in being a vendor at our Holiday Fair or would like to volunteers , contact jennifer at [email protected]
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