Music, Lectures and Dance to Highlight Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

September 15, 2016 – Dutchess Community College will mark Hispanic Heritage Month with events including an Ecuadorian dance workshop, lectures and a tribute to Tito Puente, all scheduled from Sept. 17 – Oct. 27. All events are free and open to the public.

A Mexican Pre-Hispanic art workshop will take place Sept. 20 at 12:30 p.m. in room 101 of Dutchess Hall. It will include discussions about pre-Hispanic and folk art found in contemporary Mexico and instruction about how to make authentic collages.

A performance by Supermambo is scheduled for Sept. 29 at 12:30 p.m. in the James and Betty Hall Theatre. The group will interpret classic works of musical legend Tito Puente.

On Oct. 18 at 12:30 p.m., Dr. Julia Del Palacio of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College will give a lecture called “Petroleum Production, Land Grabbing and National Identity Formation in Post-revolutionary Veracruz, Mexico” in room 122 of Bowne Hall. She will talk about how members of different social groups endured property and territory re-accommodation when foreign oil companies operated in the area.

A full listing of Hispanic Heritage Month events follows. All will take place on the main DCC campus in Poughkeepsie. For more information about the Hispanic Heritage Month events, contact Dr. Mehmet Kucukozer at (845) 431-8357 or mehmet.kucukozer@sunydutchess.edu.

 

Library Display throughout September and October
“Chicano Culture: A Diaspora of Indigenous Americans” features the work of photographer Gustavo Rodriguez. His photos illustrate how Chicanos in New York and California celebrate their indigenous roots and sense of identity.

Mexican Pre-Hispanic Art Workshop
Tuesday, September 20, 12:30-1:45 p.m.
Dutchess Hall, room 101
Artist and educator Aurelio del Muro will introduce attendees to Mexican Pre-Hispanic art and folk art found in the Day of the Dead celebrations in contemporary Mexico, and will instruct attendees in making their own collages.

Musical Performance – Supermambo: A Vibes Tribute to Tito Puente
Thursday, September 29, 12:30-1:45 p.m.
James and Betty Hall Theatre
Supermambo will perform a concert interpreting the great works of musical legend Tito Puente.

Ecuadorian Dance Workshop
Thursday, October 13, 12:30-1:45 p.m.
Dutchess Hall, Room 101
Members of the Ayazamana dance company will instruct participants in different forms of Ecuadorian folk dance.

Lecture – “Petroleum Production, Land Grabbing and National Identity Formation in Post-revolutionary Veracruz, Mexico”
Tuesday, October 18, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.
Bowne Hall, Room 122
Dr. Julia Del Palacio of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College will discuss how different social groups – oil workers, immigrants and indigenous communities – experienced the re-accommodation of property and territory when foreign oil companies operated in the area between 1920 and 1930.

Mexico Beyond Mariachi
Thursday, October 20, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.
James and Betty Hall Theatre
An ensemble of professional teaching artists, musicians and dancers will showcase the vastness of Mexico’s folk traditions.

Day of the Dead Latin Jazz Concert
Thursday, Oct. 27, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.
Dutchess Hall, room 101
The Hispanic Heritage Month celebration will close with a group of student musicians, led by music program chair Dr. Christopher Brellochs, interpreting Latin Jazz classics.

 

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