Gibaro de Puerto Rico
Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
World-famous folkloric ensemble performed by Gibaro de Puerto Rico, will highlight the 14th season of the Main Stage Concert Series presented by Musical Bridges Around the World. The May 20th performance “Caribbean Express” creates an unforgettable journey through the history of Caribbean music from its roots to the present.
Artistic Director Anya Grokhovski calls the ensemble performance “fiery” and “dynamic.” There will be a “Meet the Artists” Chocolate Fountain Reception where guests can meet all the artists of Gibaro de Puerto Rico following the show. “We are excited to bring such shows like this to the city, it is my mission To produce one of a kind multicultural performances by the finest classical, folk and jazz musicians in order to educate, enlighten and develop new audiences” says Grokhovski, Founder of Musical Bridges Around the World, his tie to the city brings an immeasurable value to the show.
This theatrical voyage will set sail at 3:00pm, Sunday, May 20th at the McAllister Auditorium, on the campus of San Antonio College, located at 1300 San Pedro. The first half will explore the influence of Taíno, Spanish, and African cultures, through Puerto Rican folkloric music that will make you sing and dance in your seats. The second half of the concert, Gibaro de Puerto Rico will bring us to the present time, with Caribbean mambo, merengue, plena and salsa.
Gíbaro de Puerto Rico is the top folklórico dance company on the island. They are known for reflecting the island’s soul in their performances. Since 1973, they have employed close to 70 artists yearly in an effort to honor and keep alive Puerto Rican folklore and culture. They have won countless awards for their work. Gíbaro de Puerto Rico has participated in hundreds of dance festivals and events throughout the world in more than 40 countries. Some of the most notable performances have been opening the ceremony for Grandes Ligas (a soccer tournament), opening for the Miss Universe pageant in 2001, and performing on Good Morning America.
Musical Bridges Around the World is a 14-year-old nonprofit cultural and educational organization. Our concerts feature classical, jazz, and ethnic folk musicians in one-of-a-kind cross-cultural pairings that showcase San Antonio’s vibrant cultural heritage. MBAW events appeal to both seasoned concertgoers and curious new listeners.
Tickets are on sale now. Ticket prices begin at $25 and senior, military, and student discounts are available. Tickets may be purchased at musicalbridges.org, or online at jivetickets.com.
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