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TORCHLIGHT PARADE HISPANIC AMERICAN PARTICIPATION ORGANIZED BY CENTRO CULTURAL HISPANO AMERICANO (CCHA).
CENTRO CULTURAL HISPANO AMERICANO
& LA ASOCIACIÓN DE CHARROS DEL
ESTADO DE WASHINGTON
ARE THE WINNERS OF THE
KIRO TV EQUESTRIAN AWARD 2009
OF THE SEAFAIR TORCHLIGHT PARADE
Centro Cultural Hispano Americano (CCHA) is one of the leading organizations working with the Seafair Activities Board in Seattle to coordinate the Hispanic community for the Seafair Torchlight Parade, which takes place the last Saturday of July. Since 2003, CCHA has coordinated and organized the participation of the 22 Hispanic American countries to show the Seattle community the beauty and richness of our colorful culture with music, dances, folkloric costumes and our flags.
Please join us as an organization or as an individual to this effort to represent Hispanic America, and together organize our participation.
SPONSORED BY CENTRO CULTURAL HISPANO AMERICANO
Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band
12/31/2012 – New Year’s Eve Celebration
FOUR PACKAGE OPTIONS!
COST: Four Package Options $60.50-$175.50
At The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
2033 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98121
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley welcomes Grammy Winning Master Conguero Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band New Year’s Eve 2012! Band members: Poncho Sanchez (Congas/Vocals), Joey De Leon (Timbales), Rene Camacho (Bass), Ron Blake (Trumpet), Robert Hardt (Alto and Tenor Saxophone), Francisco Torres (Trombone), Jose Rodriguez (Bongos) and David Torres (Piano). New Year’s Eve show times are 8:45p and 11:00p. Doors open 6:30p and for the late show, doors at 10:30pm.
NEW YEAR’S EVE PACKAGES OPTIONS:
1. The 1st Show Dinner Package - Cost = $115.50 per person & includes a four-course dinner, admission to the first show, and tax & tip. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the music starts 8:45 PM & continues until 10:00 PM
2. The “Ring in The New Year” Package – Cost = $100.50 per person & includes admission to the second show, choice of dessert, coffee or tea, party favors and includes tax & tip. Doors at 10:30 PM and music starts at 11PM.
3. All Evening Package (1 and 2) - $175.50 per person
4. First Show Non-Dinner Package - $60.50 per person
Given all the ups and downs the music industry has experienced in the past three decades, it’s remarkable to find anyone who still retains a sense of allegiance or loyalty. Master Conguero, Band Leader and Latin Jazz Legend Poncho Sanchez is the exception. Thirty years ago, his close friend, multi-instrumentalist jazz icon Cal Tjader recommended he sign with Carl Jefferson’s Concord Records. Thirty years and 26 albums later, Sanchez, whose Live in Hollywood recording released on October 30,2012 on Concord Picante, is still with the label.
Sanchez turned 60 this year and received A Lifetime Achievement Award from the Latin Recording Academy at a November 14, 2012 ceremony in Las Vegas. Being able to make a living playing music is a dream come true. As a teen, Sanchez first learned to play guitar from “the guy across the street” because he couldn’t afford to buy an instrument and his friend would let him borrow his guitar. He then gravitated to percussion after his siblings introduced him to the music that was then called cha-cha music.
Whether it’s salsa, straight-ahead jazz, Latin jazz, or even elements of soul and blues, the mesmerizing array of sounds and colors from Poncho Sanchez's youth have telegraphed across the decades and continue to inform his creative sensibilities to this day.
SPONSORED BY CENTRO CULTURAL HISPANO AMERICANO
January 8 - 9, 2013
At The Pacific Jazz Institute
at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
2033 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98121
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley welcomes the debut of singer/songwriter and "Season One Finalist" of NBC’s THE VOICE, Vicci Martinez, for two nights! Set times Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm. Doors at 5:30pm.
Vicci Martinez isn't worried about the rules. The singer-songwriter continually goes against the grain both musically and lyrically. She doesn't adhere to guidelines of what pop music is supposed to be or how it should be presented.
Her genuine spirit courses through the fabric of every song she writes on the album. Whether it’s a revealing autobiographical ballad or a groove-driven rocker, the music ebbs and flows with a raw and real fire from the energy of "Come Along" to the honesty of "Let Go." Vicci's been working toward this for her whole life. For as long as she can remember, she knew that she would play music. After her older sister gave up violin, she picked it up at six-years-old, taking proper lessons for five years. Eventually, she traded the violin for a guitar and began writing songs driven by diverse influences ranging from Led Zeppelin and The Beatles to Sarah McLachlan and Gloria Estefan.
After spending high school honing her talents, she began releasing music independently in 2003. Touring the country for almost a decade, she released seven independent albums culminating with 2011’s Live from Jazzbones. Along the way, she shared stages with everyone from Sting and Annie Lennox to The Supersuckers and Jonny Lang. However, NBC’s television show The Voice came calling in early 2011, and that opened doors for the next phase of her career.
That's precisely why she landed in the show's top four after riveting and roaring performances of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" and an explosive duet with coach Cee Lo Green of Pat Benatar's "Love is a Battlefield". However, it was her stunning live performances of “Jolene” and “Dog Days Are Over” as well as the original song that was written for her, “Afraid To Sleep,” where she shined the brightest.
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Seattle Rainbow Bookfest 2009
Centro Cultural Hispano Americano is a proud sponsor of the seventh annual Seattle Rainbow Bookfest on Saturday, February 28, 2009.
Indu Sundaresan, a Washington State Book Award recipient, is the featured writer of the event. She will be reading from her newly released book of stories, "In the Convent of Little Flowers." There will be writers from different ethnic backgrounds, and among them are four Latina women who will be presenting workshops, panel discussions
and readings from their works: Paola Casla Taylor, interpreter, translator and writer; Diana Leal, journalist; Maria de Lourdes Victoria, writer; and María Nélida Mendoza, journalist, poet and translator.
Diana Leal and Nelida Mendoza will be presenting "Women at War" during the last 50 years in Latin America. They will be talking about the direct and indirect intervention of women in the armed conflict,
specifically in Colombia, Dominican Republic and El Salvador and how
they have been affected by the war, which has also impacted society as
a whole. (1:30 -3:00 p.m.).
3:45 p.m. Nelida Mendoza will read form her poetry.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Place: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center
of the Month
Jaime Olaya Colombian Artist
"Romancero de la Vía Dolorosa" by Fr. Benjamín Sánchez from México
Directed and translated to English by
M. Nélida Mendoza
The profound reflexion of the Passion of Jesus written in poetry will be declaimed by members of the Hispanic Community with a live presentation of each Station of the Cross.
Performance in Spanish. There will be translated booklets in English.
Come and live with us the pain of Jesus.
Tuesday, March 24 at 8:00 p.m. at Saint Thomas
4415 S. 140th Street, Tukwila, WA 98168
Friday, March 27, 2009 at 8:15 p.m. at Saint Philomena
1790 S. 222nd Street, Des Moines, WA 98198
Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 8:15 p.m. at Saint Theresa
3939 SW 331st Street, Federal Way, WA 98023
A very special night of Flamenco Music and Dance.
Dancer Esther Marion and Guitarist Rafael Vargas present the powerful and versatile singer JESUS MONTOYA from SEVILLA, and with the talented guest artists: guitarist Mark Ferguson and Dancer Savannah Fuentes.
Friday June 12th @ 8 PM
Columbia City Theater
4916 Rainer Ave. South
Seatle, WA. 98118