Brava and La Peña Cultural Center present
SATURDAY, JUNE 29
6PM – VIP reception in Brava’s Cabaret*
7PM – Concert on Brava’s Main Stage
Las Peteneras is the final installment of La Peña Cultural Center’s four-part concert series examining the role of women in traditional folk music and dance from Latin America and the Caribbean.
Las Peteneras opens with an enchanting call from the sirens to explore ancient voices, evoke our primal reaction to "cante hondo", the song that is deep within us, and melodic harmonies, and question our understanding of the female presence in Mexican folkloric music and dance traditions. Sones such as "La petenera", "La lloroncita", "Las poblanas" and "La bruja" weave a story that is a reflection on the timeless feminine that is embedded in our collective experience – a shared memory that reaches past the limitations of our corporal beings and geographical borders all the way to our ancient past and back to our rooted present.
For this culminating event, La Peña and Brava join forces to present a one-of-a-kind music and dance concert featuring a cast of primarily Bay Area female artists, son jarocho musicians and cultural leaders including:
María de la Rosa, Artistic Director
Patricio Hidalgo, Music Director
Martha Celis De La Rosa
Yaratzé Hidalgo Sandoval
$50 VIP orchestra (includes pre-performance reception)*
Las Peteneras was made possible in part with the support of the National Endowment for the Art’s Art Works grant, Center for Cultural Innovation Investing in Artists grant, National Association for Latino Arts and Culture’s Fund for the Arts, Dancer's Group’s CA$H grant for individual artists, and the National Performance Network.