[act-ma] 6/15 e5's next Peña in Eastie, featuring percussionist ReynaLiz Herrera! (Saturday, June 15, 6:30 p.m.)

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Tue May 28 15:16:54 PDT 2013

Our re-launched Peña series continues into the summer with ReynaLiz 
Herrera, Manuel Santos, Carlos Suarez and host of other musicians, poets 
and other creators!

Saturday, June 6, 2013, 6:30 p.m. Hosted @ TecsChange
46 Bennington Street, East Boston, MA 02128 [directions - 
Suggested donation: $5 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

For videos featuring ReynaLiz, see - 

What is a Peña?

It is a gathering of musicians, artists, and friends who come to share 
their work and to play together. Peñas have their historical roots in 
Chilean gatherings during the 60s and early 70s that expressed the 
spirit of creativity and resistance in melody, poems, and artwork. 
Derived from the word peñi (brother) in the Mapundungun language of the 
indigenous Mapuche people. The Mapuche would use the word "peñalolén" to 
refer to a  "gathering among siblings."

Later these took place under and against a brutally repressive regime. 
Though they exist throughout the Spanish-speaking world, they came into 
fashion in Latin America with the Nueva Trova musical movement that ran 
in tandem with the revolutions of the day. In some places the term 
'tertulia' is used, where in English we don't have an equivalent word. 
(Open Mic implies a certain formality and performance that doesn't quite 
fit this atmosphere.)

Peñer at s are encouraged to bring your own stories, songs, poems, or 
artwork to share. Please bring your songs, bring your verse, in whatever 
language or on whatever instrument.

Each peña hosted by e5 will be dedicated to the great tradition of 
someone who fought with the instrument of song and the spirit that 
defied borders. Please accompany us at our events with live music and 
ample nylon-string

RSVP for the event on Facebook and invite your friends! Visit our 
website - http://www.encuentro5.org or Facebook - 
https://www.facebook.com/encuentro5 to invite friends and learn more 
about our activities.

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