Noche Latina at University of Saint Joseph - An Evening of Latino Music, Art, and Culture
The University of Saint Joseph will celebrate Latino culture with its second annual Noche Latina — an evening of music and art — on Friday, October 5, 2012 in the Bruyette Athenaeum’s Hoffman Auditorium. The event will feature a reception and art exhibition at 6:00 p.m., followed by a performance by the Val Ramos Flamenco Ensemble at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are free of charge and open to the public, but reservations are required.
“Noche Latina has quickly become a popular and meaningful event — for both the University and the greater Hartford community,” said Assistant Professor of Social Work Nelly Rojas Schwan, Ph.D. “It complements the University’s Institute for Latino Community Practice, which prepares undergraduate and graduate students for culturally and linguistically competent leadership in their professions.”
Noche Latina will feature the art of Dyshann Anderson, an artist and designer who works with acrylic, ink, and graphite. Anderson last exhibited at the Pump House Gallery in Hartford. Music will be provided by the Val Ramos Flamenco Ensemble, a seven-member Flamenco fusion group that performs throughout the United States and Spain. The Ensemble has release three albums of original music Por mi Camino (2001), Boricuas Flamencos (1998), and Olive Green Eyes (1995) — all on the PIRAM Records label. Rootsworld.com referred to the Ensemble as “the best classical Flamenco brought to modern standards.”
Although tickets are free, patrons must reserve them. Contact the Frances Driscoll Box Office at 860.231.5555 or tickets.usj.edu.