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