The First Afro-Latino Festival of New York is tomorrow Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Parkside Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. We are excited to be one of the many organizations participating in this event and look forward to sharing information about AfroColombians at the event. We are also excited because at the Festival we will have a craft for kids where they can make their own guasá.
The guasá is a traditional AfroColombian instrument, more common in the pacific region of Colombia made from a Colombian bamboo called guadua and seeds, rocks or shells. The guasá, a percussive and rhythmic instrument, is usually seen accompanyingcurrulao music and the maestro Diego Obregon,who will be performing at the festival along with his group, Grupo Chonta, uses the instrument in all of his accompaniments. The guasá we make will not be of guadua, but it will be a great teaching tool and a great way to accompany Diego and Grupo Chonta on Saturday and visit our table! We hope to see you there.
First Afro-Latino Festival of New York
Saturday, June 29th, 2013
12pm - 6pm
Parkside Avenue, Brooklyn
Q Train to Parkside Avenue
featuring Colombian trade union leader:
Leader of Sintramienergetica
The Colombian National Mining and Energy Workers' Union
National Secretary for Health for the Sintracarbon Union
Thursday, November 11, 7:00 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 901
118th and Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY
For more information, contact
Yesenia at firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the flyer here
Directions to location:
*Enter the International Affairs buildings on 118th and Amsterdam.
*Take elevator to 9th Floor.
See campus map here: