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7th Annual Latin American Cultural Week

November 6, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or

New York, NY - Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR), founded and directed by Polly Ferman, announces the 7th Annual Latin American Cultural Week (LACW), November 9 though 19. This will be a diverse and dynamic showcase of the rich culture of Latin America throughout New York City, with theater, music, dance, film, auctions and visual arts presentations.

For complete LACW event listings, visit

Programs scheduled for LACW 2012 include:

November 10 - 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM - IX Encuentro NYC Colombian Music Festival - Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street in Manhattan - New York City's annual Colombian Music festival, in its 9th year, featuring the best in Colombian music in NYC and special guests. Produced by Anna and Pablo Mayor.

November 12 - 7:00 PM - Book Presentation: The Dream of the Celt - Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue in Manhattan - 2010 Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa and renowned translator Edith Grossman in a public conversation in celebration of the author's latest novel.

November 12 - Xavier Montsalvage - Half violin, a seat and a piano - The Film Society of Lincoln Center, 144 W. 65th Street in Manhattan - New York premiere of a documentary film on the composer's life will be screened, followed by a roundtable discussion.

November 13 - 1:00 PM - The College Academy Latin Celebration - The College Academy, 549 Audubon Ave. in Manhattan - dance performances (Merengue, Bachata and Salsa) and a Piano and Voice Duo.

November 13 - 8:00 PM - Pedro Giraudo, bassist, with his 17-piece big band - Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street in Manhattan.

November 13 - 7:00 PM - Edmar Castaneda, Colombian harpist - Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue in Manhattan - The Edmar Castaneda Trio with special guest Jorge Glem on cuatro.

November 14 - 6:00 PM - Uruguay's Culture and Its International Influence - Espacio Empresarial y Cultural Consulado General del Uruguay - 20 Madison Ave. 6th Fl. in Manhattan Montevideo's Director of Culture, Hector Guido, will describe how the diverse Uruguayan culture interacts with other expressions in the world.

November 15 - 7:00 PM - Brazilian Northeast Culture (literature, art, film and music) in New York - Brazilian Endowment for the Arts, 240 East 52nd St. in Manhattan - Concert and art exhibition, Collective show with xylography and other works. Concert with percussionist Cacau Arco Verde performing musical genres from the Northeast with a trio (flute, accordion and violin).

November 16 through 18 - PINTA Art Show - 7 West 34th Street in Manhattan - PINTA is a unique yearly event in New York, showcasing the best of modern and contemporary Latin American art.

November 16 -7:00 PM - Tango in Washington Heights - Our Saviour's Atonement Lutheran Church, 178 Bennett Ave (one block west of Broadway at 189th St) in Manhattan - PAMAR and Nomma Present The Binelli-Ferman Duo - Daniel Binelli, bandoneon and Polly Ferman, piano at Our Saviour's Atonement Lutheran Church Cornerstone Center.

Other participating institutions and performance venues include Americas Society, Centro Civico Cultural Dominicano, Consulates General of Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile and Uruguay, Carnegie Hall, Christies, Encuentro NYC, Empire State College, Franklin 54 Gallery Projects, Instituto Cervantes, Issue Project Room. New York Society for Ethical Culture, Our Saviour's Atonement Lutheran Church, People's Theatre Project, Repertorio Espanol, Sotheby's, The College Academy, Washington Heights and Inwood (WHIN) Music Project and World Music Institute.

LACW sponsors include BuenaVision TV, NYC Latin Media & Entertainment Commission; New York City's Department of Cultural Affairs, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; New York State Council on the Arts; Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation, JP Morgan Chase, El Diario, Impacto News, De Norte a Sur; Voz Latina, Rennert Language Schools, Shibui Markets, Consulate General of Argentina and NYC-Arts.

Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR), producer of LACW 2012, is a non-profit organization seeking to promote better knowledge, understanding and coexistence between the various cultures and countries of the Americas, primarily through an ongoing and vital exchange of their artistic fields, as well as educational programs through the NY Public School system. Founded in 1984 in New York City by Uruguayan-born pianist Polly Ferman, PAMAR is an artistic resource center. Visit them at

For more information about LACW 2012 or PAMAR, contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or





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