Target Passport Fridays at the Queens Museum of Art:Colombia & Ecuador‏


When:Friday July 16, 2010
Where:Queens Museum of Art
NYC Building
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY 11368
(718) 592-9700

Leave your baggage at home and bring a picnic blanket out to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for Target Passport Fridays 2010, the 6th season of the Queens Museum of Art’s annual outdoor summer festival of international music, dance and film.Each evening begins with live dance and music performances followed by the feature film screening after sunset.

This week’s journey takes us to the South American countries of Colombia and Ecuador!

Dance and Musical performances start at 6:30 and the film screening starts at 8:30

Estampas Negras Colombian Folkloric Dance Group preserves and teaches the traditional dances of Colombia in New York City.

Ecuadorian Hip Hop outfit GeoPro joins poets from ACES, a New York based and internationally connected collective of artists, theatre practitioners and educators whose aim is to explore social issues, build community, and create cross cultural dialogue through performance and other artistic mediums.

Followed by Diego Obregón & Grupo Chonta. Obregón has played the bombo and cununo with the famed marimbeño Don Silvino Mina and setting up a renowned marimba-buidling workshop in Cali.

We Paint Houses, With Paint!/¡Se pinta casas, con pinta! (Colectivo El Deposito/Juan Zabala, Ecuador, 2008, 8 min, Spanish)
Grafitti artists in Quito cleverly subvert a law that requires all exterior house walls to be painted! Making of “The House of the Stiff Cat”

Guarida / The Hideout (Nancy Burneo Salazar. Ecuador, DVD 2009, 18 min, Spanish with English ST) In a workshop with Lado Sur, a hip hop collective from the south of Quito, the group recreates the takeover a space and its conversion into a center for hip hop culture.

FreKuencia Kolombia (Vanessa Gocksch, Colombia, 2009, 58 min, Spanish with English ST) Explores the traditional forms of Colombian music and its relation to Hip Hop.

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