Americas Latino Festival Sneak Preview
October 6, 2012 at 4:30 in ATLAS
On October 6th, 2012, CU will host a preview of the Americas Latino Festival that will be held in 2013. There is more information below about the all-star list of participants who will be part of the conference to be held at CU next year. This year’s preview features a talk by best-selling author Luis J. Rodriguez, author of “Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A.”, recognized as a major figure of contemporary Chicano literature. The event program also includes a piano recital of ʻMusic across the Americasʼ, a musical intermezzo of the Colombian folkloric group Tucandirá, and a performance of Denver Sound band Slim Cessnaʼs Auto Club.
The 2013 Americas Latino Festival is an initiative of its umbrella non-profit organization, The Arts for the Americas 501(c)(3), aiming to majoritize minority arts and peoples. The 2013 festival will take place September 27-30, 2013 at the University of Colorado Boulder. Over 75 speakers in the areas of human rights and justice, conservation, science, literature, music, visual arts, and film will participate in this event committed to promoting cross cultural understanding. Among those that have confirmed attendance are: Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Diaz, best-selling authors Isabel Allende, Mayra Santos Febres, and Cristina Garcia, Nicaraguan poet Ernesto Cardenal, Guggenheim Fellow and International Literature Award Winner Daniel Alarcon, author and film director Lucia Puenzo, ʻBabelʼ film director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, ʻThe Future of Foodʼ producer Deborah Garcia, Academy Award-winning actor and film producer Benicio del Toro, Laura Restrepo, Alberto Manguel, Santiago Vaquera, Nilo Cruz, Maria Hinojosa, Nestor Torres, Lulu Delacre, Ray Suarez, and McArthur Genius fellows Pepe Osorio, Dafnis Prieto, Miguel Zenon, Camilo Jose Vergara, Susan Meiseles, Lydia Davis, and Nobel Laureates Derek Walcott and Mario Vargas Llosa.
For more information: http://vilarcreativeagency.com/alf