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Mujeres del Perú // Berkeley

Today at 7 PM – 9:30 PM
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, California 94705

Doors at 6:30pm / Concert starts at 7pm

Women in traditional folk arts from Latin America have been pushing the envelope of what it means to be a woman, more specifically, a woman artist.

With the support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA’s) Artworks program, La Peña Cultural Center is presenting a 4-part concert series that explores timeless archetypes of womanhood in music and dance, with the participation of women artists from the Mexican, Puerto Rican, Peruvian and contemporary Latino artistic traditions.

Throughout this series, artists call attention to universal symbols of women that exist across society and cultures, and how these timeless archetypes of femininity have evolved and are still manifested in our contemporary society, expressing the essence of womanhood in sometimes conflicting but always creative ways. Dozens of Bay Area artists bring to the stage age-old stories and experiences that reach to the fiber of our humanity and honor the historic presence of women’s leadership in the promotion of cultural traditions.

Part 1: Mujeres del Perú is an exploration of the music and dance of five of the eight geographic regions of Peru. Mujeres del Perú (Women of Peru) will tell stories of women nuanced by their ethnicity, the cultural legacy of their ancestors, by their religious beliefs, sexual expression or orientation, and by their social, educational and economic class. These timeless stories will reveal common archetypes found among multi-faceted characters who are hard-workers, protective mothers, warriors and survivors.

Artistic Director: Gabriela Shiroma
Music Director: Peta Robles
NEA Series Creative Director: María de la Rosa

Doors open 6:30pm / Event starts 7pm

Tickets: $16 Advance / $20 Door ($22 if paying with credit)

November 10, 2018 – Yo Cantaré (Women of Puerto Rico)
March 7. 2019 – Golondrina – Andanzas por California (Women at the Border)
June TBA, 2019 – Las Peteneras (Women of Mexico)

La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley CA 94705

September 29 2018


Date: 09/29/2018
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost: $16
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La Pena

3105 Shattuck
Berkeley, CA United States

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