Fernando Acosta

Tropicantos @ Latin-American Heritage Day - Ottawa City Hall - 14/08/2011

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Confluence of bossa nova, Andean folklore, samba, trova, salsa, bolero and other forms of jazz-complexioned, folklore-funk acoustics, Ottawa-based TROPICANTOS is a collective garden of deep, earthen, sun-kissed sounds.

Building on its critically acclaimed shows in April and November, 2009, and April, 2010, Colectivo
TROPICANTOS will perform at Jean Pigott Hall (Ottawa City Hall), Sunday, August 14, 2011, as a part of an exciting new event in Canada’s Capital: Latin American Heritage Day (a vast array of activities, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.).

With performances by
FLORQUESTRA BRASIL
(
Regina Gomes Teixeira on vocals and percussion,
Silvio Módolo on piano, bass, cavaquinho and vocals,
Leonardo Constant on guitar, vocals and percussion),

EVANDRO GRACELLI (guitar, cavaquinho, vocals),

Chilean guitarist
CARLOS MORGADO,

Guatemalan singer-songwriter-poet-activist
TITO MEDINA,

spectacular percussionists
SALOMÓN CARRILLO (El Salvador),
FERNANDO ACOSTA (Brazil), JUAN-LUIS VÁSQUEZ (Chile)

and special guests

Colombian vocalist
CLAUDIA SALGUERO
(hypnotic interpreter of boleros),

multi-instrumentalist
LUIS ABANTO
(Andean flutes & pipes)

and

CONEXIÓN LATINA
(an irresistible and innovative mariachi ensemble),

this promises to be an evening of warm and solar artistic encounters!


Also part of this rich, one-day festival, performances by
Churún Merú, Pedro Díaz, Danza Esmeralda... and more!


Latin American Heritage Day 2011 and TROPICANTOS wish to extend their heartfelt gratitude to CLAUDIA SALGUERO for her appearance in this year’s event and are pleased to invite you to Ms. Salguero’s two-night performance at the National Arts Centre’s Fourth Stage, September 8 and 9, 2011.