No matter the forecast, June sizzles with international flare. From sultry singing to mesmerizing dance, there's something exciting for everyone. When it comes to celebrating Latin culture in the city, here are four can't-miss events in June.
A mesmerizing vocalist and composer, Buika's versatile range and dazzling technique breathes depth and exotic warmth to her rendition of Billie Holiday's iconic "Don't Explain," one of the tracks on the newly minted album. "La Noche Más Larga" is intricately infused with soulful resonance. Spanish songstress, Buika, will debut her new album in a memorable Chicago evening at the legendary Old Town School of Folk Music, a neighborhood gem.
Fandango! A band from East Los Angeles, Cambalache will highlight a popular
music genre from Mexico's Gulf coast, son jarocho, at Chicago's Summer Dance, a
free family friendly series.
Son Jarocho Exchange Festival (June 29)
The first annual Son Jarocho Exchange Festival kicks off at the Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen with the panel discussion titled, "The globalization of a cultural movement." The discussion will be moderated by ethnomusicologist and co-founder of Sones de México Juan Dies and led by educators, musicians and son jarocho cultural ambassadors in Chicago. The discussion will be followed by a performance by Cambalache.
Written by Amor Montes de Oca / Arte y Vida Chicago http://www.arteyvidachicago.com
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