Friday, February 17, 2017 & Saturday, February 18, 2017 | Afro-Cuban Music Concert by Ars Longa de La Havana. Concerts this Friday & Sat in MKE on their premiere tour of the U.S.. See https://wicuba.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/
Friday, February 17, 2017, 6:30 pm, free, Afro-Cuban Music Concert by Ars Longa de La Habana, Gulumbá, Gulumbé, at Saint Francis of Assisi Church, Milwaukee WI 1927 North 4th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212.
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 5:oo p.m. Ars Longa de La Habana, Tickets, Gulumbá, Gulumbé, at UWM Zelazo Center (2419 E Kenwood Blvd) For its U.S. debut, this celebrated ensemble brings us “Resonances of Africa in the New World” – a program of 17th- and 18th-century music from the colonial period in the Americas, resonating with strong influences from African culture. Music of Fernández, Salgado, de la Rocca, and of course, Anónimo (17th century), performed with viola da gamba, flautas dulces, chirimías, sacabuche, bajón, Baroque guitar, and chamber organ.
For its U.S. debut, this celebrated ensemble brings us “Resonances of Africa in the New World” – a program of 17th- and 18th-century music from the colonial period in the Americas, resonating with strong influences from African culture. Music of Fernández, Salgado, de la Rocca, and of course, Anónimo (17th century), performed with viola da gamba, flautas dulces, chirimías, sacabuche, bajón, Baroque guitar, and chamber organ.
Sunday, March 12, 2017, 7pm, (doors open at 6:30 pm) Living Activism benefit at the Coffee House, 19th & Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee. Admission by donation, to support Wisconsin’s two young women studying at Havana, Cuba’s Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM)* and IFCO/Pastors for Peace*, the U.S. coordinator for this program.
Featuring two magnetic performers:
Internationally renowned educational consultant, Dr. Tony Baez has also sung with his guitar and presented songs of social change for more than 30 years in the U.S. and Latin America, including their meaning and context.
Carmen Murguia is an award-winning poet who writes in English with a touch of Spanish about love and life from the perspective of a Latina lesbian from the Midwest. See her website at http://carmenaliciamurguia.yolasite.com.
*Latin American Medical School (ELAM) has graduated over 23,000 physicians from low-income communities in Africa, Asia and the Americas (including the USA). Nearly 10,000 more are enrolled in the program, thanks to the full scholarships oﬀered by Cuba. These new MDs make a commitment to work in underserved areas upon graduation. Young people from over 100 nations — over half of them women — study in an environment that recognizes the right of every patient to care, and that centers learning in the community, where health promotion is as important as disease management.
*IFCO/Pastors for Peace is an interfaith organization to assist oppressed peoples in their ﬁght for justice and self-determination. See https://ifconews.org/
The Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba Learn more at http://www.wicuba.org/ For questions write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (414) 273-1040
The Coﬀee House. Visit http://www.the-coffee-house.com/ or write to info@the-coﬀee-house.com
Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 7pm, monthly meeting at CUMC, 639 N. 25th St., Milwaukee. All are welcome! We’ll discuss March 12 Coffee House benefit, the April 18-19, 2017 Pastors for Peace speaking tour in Wisconsin, and current developments.