“The duo of Alegria Real – comprised of artists Christina Audas and Armando Rivera – brings to life the folkloric music, stories, and cultural traditions from Latin America and the Caribbean. Alegria Real entertains, educates, and embraces audiences of all ages with the captivating and diverse sounds from a wide variety of musical traditions that include Argentinian Zamba and Chacarera, Brasilian Samba, Choro, and Bossa Nova, Bolivian Huayno, Peruvian Lando, Colombian Cumbia, Mexican Son Jarocho and Bolero, Cuban Son, Spanish Rumba Flamenca, and innovative fusion of genres and styles with Latin American musical roots. This dynamic repertoire of music is interpreted on an impressive array of acoustic string, wind, and percussion instruments that are authentic and representative of the various folkloric styles. Additionally, Alegria Real’s repertoire also includes imaginative storytelling, which through spoken word, song, dance, and audience participation tells South American folk legends from Native American cultures of Bolivia and Brazil.”
Neighborhood Arts, a collaboration with the Metropolitan Library System, will be available online this summer. Neighborhood Arts is a summer staple that provides performances for families across the metro that are fun, free, and interactive!