Saturday, February 15th – Latinx (Cuban) Delights

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Delightful Food – Cabana
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Delightful Music – Conjunto Guantánamo
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Delightful Film – “Chico & Rita”

Delightful Music: Conjunto Guantánamo’s soulful sound is layered with authentic Cuban swing and sophisticated influences like “El Barbaro” Benny More, Arsenio Rodriguez, Roberto Faz, and Miguelito Cuní. Playing authentic traditional Afro-Cuban rhythms like Son Montuno, Cha-Cha-Cha, Mambo and Rumba with contemporary energy, their performances sometimes transition into extended experimental descargas — a type of Afro-Cuban improvisational jam session — using musical motifs straight from the streets of Havana and Matanzas, combined with the very spirit of New York City. The band inspires thousands of New Yorkers and international fans alike to swivel their hips in the name of Latin passion.

 

Delightful Cinema:

“Chico & Rita” – Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey – in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero – brings heartache and torment.
Directors: Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal
Writers: Ignacio Martínez de Pisón, Fernando Trueba
Stars: Eman Xor Oña, Limara Meneses, Mario Guerra
 https://youtu.be/LgmBLyItITA
Delightful Festival events have a capacity of ninety-nine participants. Reservations for Delightful Festival events are not required, but recommended. Among other things, reservations help us order the right amount of food.

Reserve one of ninety-nine spots by clicking here.

Saturday, March 7th – Latinx (Colombian) Delights

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Delightful Food – Para Ti
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Delightful Music – Grupo Rebolú
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Delightful Cinema – “Birds of Passage”

Delightful Music: Grupo Rebolu is an Afro-Colombian musical ensemble comprised of some of the finest Colombian musicians in the United States. The group was created from the desire of Ronald Polo, (vocalist/composer/gaitero), Morris Canate, (master folkloric percussionist), and later on Johanna Castaneda (Vocalist/musician) to promote the rich musical traditions of their ancestors; the afro-descendents of Colombia’s Caribbean coast.

Delightful Cinema:

“Birds of Passage” – During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.
Directors: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra
Writers: Maria Camila Arias, Jacques Toulemonde Vidal (as Jacques Toulemonde)
Stars: Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta, Natalia Reyes

Reserve one of ninety-nine spots by clicking here.