Generation Ñ Concert Series Presents: WACHE
Saturday Oct. 15th 2016
6PM – 7:30 PM
Admission is FREE
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center will be joining the diverse array of offerings at this year’s Una Noche en La Gloria – Contemporary Art in the Cultural Zone in presenting the traditional music of the Caribbean coastal region of Colombia. WACHE, a ten piece group led by musician and former Guadalupe guitar instructor Kiko Villamizar, will bring the richness of a variety of Colombian rhythms such as porro, puya, gaita, merengue, chalupa, bullerengue, tambora, cumbia and vallenato. The members of Wache will share stories that are unknown even to many Colombians, and explore the beauty of this seldom heard music.
The Guadalupe presentation of WACHE is funded by the Arts Create grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and is a part of the Generation Ñ Concert Series. This concert series brings the best new voices in contemporary Latin@ music to the Historic Guadalupe Theater stage. Past performances have included the Afro-Cuban folkloric music of Pedrito Martinez, the modern rock sounds of Native American duo Scatter Their Own, and the Latin infused roots rock of Austin,TX based Tejana Patricia Vonne.
ABOUT THE PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAM: The Performing Arts Program presents and produces an annual season of multi-disciplinary offerings in theatre, music, dance, and performance art with a focus on the Latino, Chicano/a, and Native American experience. The program also provides opportunities for both emerging and established playwrights, actors, directors, designers and performing artists to develop their craft and showcase new work along with managing the tuition-free educational program Grupo Animo, the GCAC’s resident teen theatre company. Audiences can expect an entertaining and culturally rich season in the 300 seat Historic Guadalupe Theater.