Washington DC – Ibero-American Guitar Festival

This year, as part of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian “Indian Summer 2010 Showcase”, you can enjoy many programs from indigenous peoples you might otherwise have little or no knowledge of, even though they became known to Europeans after Cristobal Colombo’s (“Christopher Columbus”) voyages to the “New World”.

For this weekend’s offering*, with sponsorship from cultural attaches from the Embassies of the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) as well as many South American countries, you can enjoy groups playing music from: Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, San Salvador, Uruguay, Repubica Dominicana, Paraguay and Argentina.

From Friday, June 4, 2010 to Sunday, June 6, 2010 you can purchase tickets for a variety of concerts and workshops held in the museum’s Rasmuson Theater, as well as in other parts of the museum’s complex.

You can also enjoy ethnic meals in the museum’s Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe, which will serve a special menu until 6:30 p.m. each evening, with live music by mariachi and bolero ensembles beginning at 5:15 pm.

This festival brings outstanding guitarists (and other plucked string players) from Spain, Portugal and Latin America for a series of concerts, discussions and master classes.

Several of the programs will honor the legacy of esteemed Mexican composer Manuel M. Ponce (1882 – 1948).

Among the performers are:
___ Brazilian classical guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima
___ Bolivian charango master Jose Mendoza (Aymara/Quechua Tribe)
___ Mexico’s Quarteto Ponce
___ Argentine folk master Carlos Moscarini, and many more.

Get tickets: Ibero-American Guitar Festival tickets or if still available, at the door just before the performance.

For the full schedule National Museum of the American Indian, Washington DC Indian Summer 2010 Festival.

Learn about the very surprising, holistic, cultural historical roots of this music in the amazing program: Cities of Light – Moorish Multicultural Iberia.

* Please be aware that the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian is located both in New York City and in Washington DC, so when looking at events, be sure to notice which city is holding them.

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