2013 Latin@ Heritage Month Events

¡Celebrando las Fiestas Patrias!

Thursday, September 19, 2013
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Sinagua Middle School Auditorium
Free

Don’t miss this opportunity to see a professional ballet folklórico performance by two dance troupes visiting Flagstaff from Puebla & Oaxaca, Mexico!

Grupo Folclórico de Oaxaca Asociación Civil
Directora Teresa Ochoa
Compañía de Danza Regional de Puebla
Director Jorge Armando Castenada

Presented by Ballet Folklórico de Colores

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NAU International Film Series: "Violeta Went to Heaven"

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Liberal Arts Building
Free

Directed by Andrés Wood (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, 2011) Violeta Went to Heaven tells the story of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra, tracing her evolution from impoverished child to international sensation and Chile's national hero, while capturing the swirling intensity of her inner contradictions, fallibilities, and passions. Her achievements are suspended in a passionate journey with the characters who made her dream, laugh and cry. 110 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Presented by College of Arts and Letters

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"Fiesta de Independencia"

September 25, 2013
8:00 – 11:00 PM
University Union, Kaibab Room
Free

Come celebrate Latin@ Heritage Month with music, dancing, food, and fun! Honoring the Independence Days of many Latin countries with music and food from the regions. This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff. 

Sponsored by Inclusion and Multicultural Services 


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Baila Conmigo - Dance with Me

Saturday, September 28, 2013
8:00 - 11:00 PM
Ashurst Hall, Bldg. 11
Free

Music and sound by Mindtribe Mobile Music, Dance instruction by Flagstaff Latin Dance Collective and NAU Latin Dance Club. The event is open to NAU students, friends and families. Bring a partner and enjoy great music, refreshments, door prizes, and the company of others. "Rock your own style, dance your own beat, and don't forget to move your feet."

Sponsored by Inclusion and Multicultural Services and Parent and Family Services

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 Hojarasca Concert

October 1, 2013
7:00 PM
Native American Cultural Center, Gathering Room, Bldg. 14
Free

A concert of contemporary Andean music by the Colombian musical trio, Hojarasca. This trio, directed by Lucas Rodas, blends modern musical compositions with traditional indigenous instruments such as the guitar, quena (flute), ocarina, zampoña (panpipes), charango and percussion. Hojarasca gives a rare voice to their Andean and Colombian culture by carefully fusing modern and classical sounds. 

Sponsored by Latin American Studies with Center for International Studies, Department of Comparative Cultural Studies, Department of Global Languages and Cultures, NAU School of Music, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, and Center for Indigenous Music and Culture.

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Dios de la Adrenalina

October 2, 2013
12:00 PM
Outdoors on the pedway between North Union and Babbitt Academic Center
Free

A special bilingual performance of poetry and dance on stilts. The dance features members from two important stilt theatre troupes, Teatro Nemacatoa (from Colombia) and the Carpet Bagger Brigade (San Francisco, USA). Live music by Hojarasca is woven with spoken word and electronic music by performance artist Verbo Bala (Logan Phillips) from Tucson, AZ.

Sponsored by Latin American Studies with Center for International Studies, Department of Comparative Cultural Studies, Department of Global Languages and Cultures, NAU School of Music, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, and Center for Indigenous Music and Culture.

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Latino Heritage Month Zumba

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
7:30 PM
Health & Learning Center- Recreation Center, MPG

Drop it like it's hot as we celebrate Latino Heritage Month! This class will mix a variety of Latin America’s hottest music and dance styles such as: salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggaeton, samba, and hip hop - you won't feel like you are in a fitness class, you will feel like you are at the club! It’s a mixture of body sculpting movements with easy-to-follow dance steps perfect for anyone with or without dance experience!! Come Zumba with us!

Sponsored by Campus Recreation Services

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Film Screening: Mosquita y Mari

Thursday, October 10, 2013
6:00 - 8:00 PM
SBS West, Room 200
Free

Set in one of the most vibrant immigrant Latino neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Mosquita y Mari tells the story of two 15 year old Chicanas growing up in H.P. - Huntington Park. When Yolanda Olveros (15) meets her new neighbor Mari Rodriguez (15) all they see in each other are their differences. An only child, sheltered Yolanda's sole concern is fulfilling her parents' dream of a college-bound future. With her father's recent death, street-wise Mari, the eldest of three, carries the weight of her siblings as their mother works to keep them above water. But despite their contrasting realities, Yolanda and Mari are soon brought together when Mari is threatened with expulsion after saving Yolanda from an incident at school. The girls forge a friendship that soon proves more complex than anticipated when the girls unexpectedly experience a sexually-charged moment between them. At a loss for words, the girls ignore their moment and move on to become best friends, unaware they have set in motion an unstoppable journey of self-discovery.

Sponsored by LGBTQA Resources & Support

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