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Grupo Rebolú’s Afro-Caribbean Rhythms and Colombian Traditions to Heat Up Latino Arts’ Spring Season

Tickets for the evening show are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors 60 and over and full-time students, and $8 per student in groups of 10 or more.

By - Feb 25th, 2015 02:09 pm
Grupo Rebolú. Photo courtesy of Latino Arts.

Grupo Rebolú. Photo courtesy of Latino Arts.

MILWAUKEE – February 25, 2015 – Latino Arts’ Spring 2015 Season comes to a close on Friday, March 13 with a taste of Colombia’s Caribbean coast with a performance from Grupo Rebolú and the opening reception for Vivian Vivas’ latest collection of photographs Visiones Tomando Vuelo.

Childhood friends Ronald Polo and Morris Cañate wanted to promote the rich traditional music of their ancestors—the Afro-descendants of Colombia’s Caribbean coast, so they created

From traditional songs to original compositions that remain faithful to these ancestral roots, their music is rich in energy, history, and danceability.

Their original compositions and arrangements of classic Afro-Colombian music create a modern cultural event rooted in the Carnaval de Barranquilla. It is their belief that these folkloric traditions should continually evolve over time and with the ideas of new generations of folklorists, a belief which is surely reflected in Grupo Rebolú’s music. Grupo Rebolú will perform in the Latino Arts Auditorium on Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. The band will also take the stage for two student matinee performances on Thursday, March 12 at 10:30 a.m. and Friday, March 13 at 10:30 a.m.

Tickets for the evening show are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors 60 and over and full-time students, and $8 per student in groups of 10 or more. Tickets for performances in the Latino Arts Auditorium are now available to be purchased online safely and conveniently through an exclusive collaboration with MiVoz.com at http://gruporebolu.mivoz.com/.

Born and raised in Venezuela, Vivian Vivas began her artistic career studying architecture at the Central University of Venezuela, where she also developed her passion for photography. Visiones Tomando Vuelo [Visions Taking Flight] is a study of culture, nature, and wildlife, much of which is the observation and photographing of birds at the Horicon Marsh Wildlife Refuge. The opening reception for Visiones Tomando Vuelo will take place on Friday, March 13 from 5:00 p.m. through 7:30 p.m. in the Latino Arts Gallery, and the exhibition will be on display through May 22.

Exhibitions in the Latino Arts Gallery are open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. for a suggested donation of $1.

To see or hear a preview of an upcoming exhibition or performance in the Gallery or Auditorium, visit www.latinoartsinc.org. Connect with Latino Arts on Facebook at www.facebook.com/latinoartsinc and follow @latinoartsinc on Twitter.

The Latino Arts Auditorium & Gallery are located in the United Community Center at 1028 South 9th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204.

About Latino Arts, Inc.

With roots going back more than 25 years, Latino Arts, Inc. was formally established in 1997. Since then, the organization has brought cultural awareness, artistic and educational experiences, and a diversity of Hispanic artists from throughout the Spanish-speaking world to share their talents with the greater Milwaukee community. More information is available at www.latinoartsinc.org.

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