World-class American Latin: Indigenous, European & African Culture
Elegance is elimination”
Cristóbal Balenciaga (Spain, 1895-1972)
Fall in love with New York Latin Culture
Sun-Mon, September 27-28, 2020 🇮🇱 🇺🇸 “G’mar Chatima Tovah” (May you be inscribed in the Book of Life)
Thursday, October 1, 2020 🇪🇹 Grown in 🇧🇷 🇨🇴 🇪🇹 🇭🇳 🇺🇬 🇲🇽 🇬🇹
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Friday, October 2-9, 2020 🇮🇱 🇺🇸 “Chag Sameach” (Happy Holiday)
“Dream Together,” Yoko Ono, Metropolitan Museum of Art, August 2020
Dear Rev. Dr. King: we are having the same dream together.
“La rumba no tiene raza, Pa’la rumba no hay color.“Nadie se salva de la rumba” by Siro Rodríguez🇨🇺 (1899-1981)
La rumba se baila en paz, aunque hay frío o calor…
…Ay, Ay, Ay, que bueno suena, la rumba”
Ray Barretto🇵🇷 and his Orchestra with Celia Cruz🇨🇺& Adalberto Santiago🇵🇷 (1984)
The Census counts all people living in the United States. It has nothing to do with citizenship, but determines how many representatives New York has in Congress, and how much Federal money New York receives for the next 10 years.
Es muy importante que cada persona y sus hijos y hijas son contados en el censo…No hay una pregunta sobre la ciudadania.”Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explica en NY1 Noticias August, 2020
February 17, 2020 – January 31, 2021 🇲🇽 🇺🇸 WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART Meatpacking District, NYC
Deadline: Friday, October 9, 2020 🇺🇸 It takes 2 minutes
The New York Renaissance Has Begun
September 3, 2020 ~ New York City is always changing. It is the world’s most literal expression of culture, the unending cycle of life and death, but also of death and life.
The COVID-19 Pandemic is playing out exactly like the Spanish Flu of 1918. When that pandemic ended after two years, life changed and a period of intense creativity was unleashed. It was the Roaring Twenties, the Jazz Age.
The same thing happened in the 1970s when New York hit bottom. Out of that tough moment, 1970s New York gave birth to salsa, hip-hop, disco and punk.
The fundamental thesis of Colombian Nobel Prize-winner Gabriel García Márquez is that history repeats itself in unending cycles. It’s going to happen again. Actually the New York Renaissance has already begun. ~ Keith Widyolar
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays to October 31, 2020
Thursday, September 17 – Oct 11, 2020 🇦🇷 🇨🇱 🇫🇷 🇮🇹 🇨🇮 🇲🇽 🇷🇴 🇪🇸 🇺🇸 BROOKLYN DRIVE-IN QUEENS DRIVE-IN VIRTUAL at FilmLinc.org
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Saturday, September 12, 2020 FORT TRYON PARK, NYC 🇫🇷 🇪🇸 🇺🇸
Saturday, September 12 PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 UPPER WEST SIDE, NYC
Thursday, September 3, 2020 MEATPACKING DISTRICT, NYC
Saturday, September 5, 2020 MURRAY HILL, NYC
Saturday, August 29, 2020 UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC
Thursday, August 27, 2020 MIDTOWN, MANHATTAN
Saturday, September 12, 2020 EL BARRIO EAST HARLEM, NYC
Friday, August 7, 2020 PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC
September 15 – October 15 🇺🇸
Through September 27, 2020 WFAN 660/109.9 FM, WADO 1280 🇨🇴 🇨🇺 🇩🇴 🇮🇹 🇵🇷 🇻🇪 🇺🇸
Through September 27, 2020 WCBS 880 / WQBU 92.7 🇨🇺 🇩🇴 🇵🇷 🇻🇪 🇺🇸
Saturday, August 29 – October 1, 2020 globalmusicmonth.org 🇦🇴 🇦🇷 🇧🇷 🇨🇲 🇨🇴 🇫🇷 🇭🇹 🇭🇳 🇲🇱 🇲🇽 🇺🇸
September, October and November
Cuando en el alma se siente un dolorRay Barretto 🇵🇷 🇺🇸 “Indestructible,” (1973)
por la traición que te brinde un amigo
En ese momento piensa que todo es posible
que con la sangre nueva esta la fuerza indestructible.”
Monday, October 12, 2020 THE AMERICAS
Monday, October 12, 2020 MIDTOWN, NYC 🇮🇹 🇺🇸
Monday, October 12, 2020 🇪🇸 BAHAMAS ~ October 12, 1492
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 CHERAW, South Carolina ~ October 21, 1917
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 🇨🇺 🇺🇸 HAVANA, Cuba October 21, 1925 ¡Azúcar!
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 8pm BB&T CENTER Sunrise, Florida (Miami) 🇦🇷 🇨🇴 🇩🇴 🇲🇽 🇵🇦 🇵🇷 🇪🇸 🇻🇪
Sunday, November 1, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Celebrate the French-African culture of the Caribbean, the Americas, Africa and the world that gave us jazz
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Sat-Mon, Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2020
October 31 – November 2 ~ Mexican Marigolds are a Central American flower with healing powers that attract spirits to visit their families on the Day of the Dead
Saturday, October 31, 2020 MEXICO CITY, Mexico ~ This parade was inspired by the movie parade in the James Bond film ‘Spectre’
Sat-Mon, October 31 – Nov 2, 2020 DAY OF THE DEAD
November UNITED STATES ~ We are the first Americans. We have always been here. We are still here from the Arctic to Tierra del Fuego.
November UNITED STATES The Puerto Rican diaspora celebrates our heritage on the month when Columbus landed and claimed the island for Spain in 1493. ¡WEPA!
Sunday, November 1, 2020 CARTAGENA, Colombia The greatest Colombian salsa singer of all time was born on November 1, 1955. “Rebelión” (No le pegue a la negra), “En Barranquilla me quedo,” “La Noche”
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN 🇵🇦 PANAMA CITY, Panama November 3, 1903
Monday November 9, 2020 GERMANY Nazi paramilitary forces and civilians attacked Jewish communities on November 9-10, 1938
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 🇲🇽 PANAMA CITY, Panama November 11, 1928
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Sunday, November 22, 2020 🇮🇹
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 UPPER WEST SIDE, NYC ~ Kids love watching the balloons inflate around the American Museum of Natural History
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 🇩🇴 SALCEDO, Dominican Republic November 25, 1960
Thursday, November 26, 2020 UPPER WEST SIDE to HERALD SQUARE, NYC
Friday, November 27, 2020 Let’s go shopping for Latin fashion
Saturday, November 28, 2020 🇵🇦 PANAMA CITY, Panama November 28, 1821
Sunday-Monday, November 29-30, 2020 MANHATTAN CROSS STREETS
Friday, December 4, 2020 She (Changó) is the patroness of armourers, artillery, engineers, miners and others who do dangerous work
[Anticipated] Mon, Nov 2, 2020 – Jan 3, 2021 METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART Upper East Side, Manhattan
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 🇵🇷 🇺🇸 SOUTH BRONX, NYC December 15, 1936 -Originally Sponsored by92nd Street Y
Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 6pm CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn 🇵🇦
“When you’re here, you’re a New Yorker,” and the entire world is here. Living, loving and working together, New Yorkers witness our common humanity every single day. It’s what makes our city work.
New York leads the country in bad times and good, so let’s get together and make Our City work for everyone. Together we help make the American Dream work for everyone too. Isn’t that why you’re here? We are #AllInNYC
NYC, New York, Nueva York, Nova York, whatever you call it, New York City has been Latin since the first immigrant, Juan Rodriguez, arrived in 1613. He was a multilingual African…
It is important for all of us to appreciate where we come from and how that history has really shaped us in ways that we might not understand.”Sonia Sotomayor, Bronx-born, New York Puerto Rican, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Things to do in NYC
1-24 US Open Tennis (ESPN) 2 Corn Moon 3 Whitney Museum reopens 4-7 Labor Day Weekend 4 NY Carnival Brass Fest 🇹🇹 5 Morgan Library reopens 6 Roberto Clemente Day 🇵🇷 – 7 Labor Day 7 NY Carnival Virtual Road 🇹🇹 7 Brazilian Independence 🇧🇷 9 American Museum of Natural History reopens 11 Remember 9/11…
REGISTER TO VOTE BY October 9 – Filipino American History Month Italian-American Heritage Month – 3 Panamanian Parade (YouTube) 4 Blessing of the Animals – 5-11 New Yorker Festival (Virtual) 8-11 NYCWFF NYC Wine & Food Festival (Virtual) 9 Register to Vote (Deadline) 9 Indigenous/Columbus Weekend 11-12 Redhawk Indigenous Peoples Day NYC – 12 Indigenous…
Native American Heritage Month Puerto Rican Heritage Month – 1-2 Celebrate Mexico Now Festival 1-4 TEFAF Design Fair 2 Day of the Dead (2) Met Christmas Tree 3 ELECTION DAY 3 Panama Separation Day – 11 VETERANS DAY 11 Veterans Day Parade 11-15 Puerto Rican Film Festival 11-19 DOC NYC film festival – 19 Latin…
Everyone Gathering Together in Peace
Colonizers (human slavers) feared the drum because they understood that rhythm talks. They were afraid we would use the drum to rise up, and do to them what they were doing to us.
To justify their own violence and thievery, colonizers dehumanized and demonized everything that wasn’t their own. They said we were not human, devil worshipers who practice magic and a bunch of other nonsense. Colonizer priests played along because it enriched them too. Politicians gained power. Hollywood made money. This colonial point of view got into our heads and became part of our American culture.
One of the things the colonizers didn’t realize is that there are no demons, only demonizers. To dehumanize others, you must dehumanize yourself first and that eats you from the inside. That’s the trouble in our country now. We’ve become the very demons that we so feared.
The colonizers got the drum wrong too. The drum is a healing instrument. It’s true that it talks, but “jembe,” the Malian word for drum, says “everyone gathering together in peace.”
Regardless of your heritage, it’s time to start the drum again. It’s time for everyone gathering together in peace.
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