New York Latin Culture

World-class Latin European & Latin American culture in New York City.

Lyrics and Lyricists: The Songbook Meets Rock and Country

1950s radio played American Songbook standards, Rock and Roll hits, and Country classics. The program directed by two-time Tony Award winner James Naughton features Argentine vocalist Solange Prat.
92nd Street Y
February 27-29, 2016

Vicente Amigo

Flamenco guitar virtuoso from Córdoba, Spain
Carnegie Hall
Friday, March 4, 2016 at 8pm

Pedrito Martinez

Cuban percussionist and singer who is the world’s first-call rumbero
Carnegie Hall
Friday, February 19, 2016 at 9pm

Luciana Souza touches the human spirit speaking in tongues

Speaking in tongues, Luciana Souza touches the human spirit in a way that rarely happens at a concert.

Chucho Valdés Irakere 40 ~ A piano in the jungle lights a path through the forest

Cuban piano legend maestro Chucho Valdés brought Irakere 40 to The Town Hall presented by the World Music Institute. It was a night when a piano in the jungle lit a way forward for the generations.

Flamenco Festival

Direct from Andalucia, Spain: Farruquito, Compañía Manuel Liñán Nómada, Compañía Rocío Molina Danzaora & Vinática, and Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía.
New York City Center
March 10-19

Dzul Dance Tree of Life Trilogy III Wacah Chan (Premiere)

NYC’s Mayan circus theater tells the story of “Wacah Chan,” Mayan for the snake with two faces
El Museo del Barrio
Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 8pm

Dzul Dance Tree of Life Trilogy II Kuxan Sum

“Kuxan Sum” is the living umbilical cord that connects the spiritual realms. Meet conquistador Cortés and the native maiden La Malinche who changed the direction of American history.

Dzul Dance Tree of Life Trilogy I Soul of the Maya

Premiered on December 12, 2015 at El Museo del Barrio in New York City, La Virgen de Guadalupe, patron saint of Mexico, made a surprise appearance on her feast day.

Review: Ballet Hispanico answers the question “If Walls Could Speak”

Ballet Hispanico presented its first evening-length commission, the world premiere of Fernando…

Lee Koonce, Ballet Hispanico Executive Director, on life, arts, & the Fall season

Eduardo Vilaro, “We are making a change in our American culture”

Eduardo Vilaro, Ballet Hispanico Artistic Director, talks about his role in the company, how Latins contribute to the American fabric, and the Ballet’s Fall season.

Fernando Melo discusses his “Untitled” Ballet Hispanico World Premiere

International Brazilian choreographer Fernando Melo discusses his “Untitled” World Premiere for Ballet Hispanico at the Apollo Theater

ABT’s Herman Cornejo & Luciana Paris on being Latin Ballet Dancers

ABT dancers Herman Cornejo & Luciana Paris talk about their dance career, being Argentine, and being part of American Ballet Theatre.

Displaced but not Defeated

In this Films BYkids production, 16-year old Colombian María Ceballos tells her personal story about what it is like to be displaced by civil war.
Sunday, February 14, 2016 7:30-8pm

Neighboring Scenes: New Latin American Cinema

Contemporary Latin American cinema showcase
Film Society of Lincoln Center
January 7 – 10, 2016

Heleno Movie Review

A universal story, masterfully told, elegantly shot & brilliantly acted by Rodrigo Santoro. A film of passion, decadence and destruction.

Christian Cravo: 25 Years

A photographic love story of the people and landscapes of Bahia, Brazil
Throckmorton Fine Art
January 14 – February 27, 2016

Bronzino Allegorical Portrait of Dante

Agnolo Bronzino’s “Allegorical Portrait of Dante” (1532-33) visits New York City for the first time to celebrate the 750th anniversary of Italian poet Dante Alighieri’s birth.
Italian Cultural Institute
December 15, 2015 – January 15, 2016

Zappa, Ramones & Punk

Zappa, Ramones, Punk by New York Latin Culture February 17, 2013 Cecilia…