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Fernandito Ferrer in Boston and Hartford

Join us for two evenings with this incredible contemporary troubador, Fernandito Ferrer.

18, Apr. 2014 • 8pm / Make Shift Boston / 549 Columbus Avenue  / South End • Boston / $10 suggested donation • Sliding Scale (No one turned away for lack of funds)

19, Apr. 2014 • 8pm / iConnect Pop-up Space / 64 Pratt Street  / Downtown • Hartford / $10 suggested donation • Sliding Scale (No one turned away for lack of funds)

Singer Songwriter Fernandito Ferrer comes to Boston & Hartford for these one nite only appearances. He is the vanguard of the new breed of singer/songwriters from Latin America. Powerful and inspiring, with a giant voice and deep soul, Fernado Ferrer can move a listener to tears of joy. Join us for this solo appearance.

Fernando Antonio Ferrer Cruz has been a young pioneer among the new breed of singer-songwriters in Puerto Rico. He first appeared on stage in Lares ’97 and from then on has gotten himself known all around the Island and abroad. Originally from San German, Ferrer draws from the Nueva Trova giants of the ‘70s but has also developed his own language within his work. His percussive guitar technique and impressive vocal abilities together with the good use of subtle yet powerful melody and poetic imagery puts this small-towner’s music in a much wider context.

The use of the pop up store in Hartford is made possible by the City of Hartford’s Marketing, Events & Cultural Affairs Division who administers the iConnect program as well the Northland Investment Corporation.

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Papel Machete in northeast tour in Boston / Hartford

Radical puppetry troupe, Papel Machete, is the feature of the newest gallery exhibit at La Galeria at the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts. The troupe is traveling from their home base of Puerto Rico to participate in the exhibit and will perform at Villa Victoria in Boston’s South End and at The Studio at Billings Forge in Hartford’s Frog Hollow neighborhood.

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Papel Machete in Hartford / 1, Feb 2014 • 8pm / The Studio @ Billings Forge / 539 Broad Street / Frog Hollow / Hartford / $10 suggested donation • FREE for Billings Forge Families • No one turned away due to lack of funds

 

Papel Machete nació el 1ero de mayo de 2006 mediante una intervención con máscaras en las protestas que se dieron cita en la Milla de Oro en Hato Rey, bajo el contexto de un cierre gubernamental que lanzó a la calle a miles de trabajadores. Ante este cuadro y motivados por la necesidad de acompañar y ser un componente de acción en las luchas sociales, este colectivo de teatro callejero compuesto por trabajadoras, artistas, músicos y estudiantes, se ha dado a la tarea de crear un sinnúmero de personajes empleando diversos estilos de títeres, máscaras, objetos y música para denunciar la injusticia social y brindar apoyo a las luchas de la clase trabajadora, estudiantiles y comunitarias.

Entre sus procesos creativos se destacan el Estudiante Militante, títere gigante en apoyo a la lucha estudiantil en la UPR, la campaña de Ninguno Gobernador para las elecciones de 2008 y la obra de títeres En Mi Barrio Se Puede, que recorrió comunidades alrededor de toda la Isla.

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Paper Machete was born on May 1, 2006 through intervention with masks at the Golden Mile protests in Hato Rey which occurred under the context of a government shutdown that sparked the taking to the streets of thousands of workers. Given this situation, motivated by the need to accompany and be a part of action in social struggles, this group of street theater composed of workers, artists, musicians and students, has been given the task of creating a number of characters using various styles of puppets, masks, objects and music to denounce social injustice and support the struggles of the working class community, and student.

Venezuelan Documentary at Lucy Parsons Center

venezuelaThe Center Without Walls collaborates with The Lucy Parsons Center to bring the story behind the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela.

Venezuela Bolivariana: People and Struggle of the Fourth World War / 14, Aug. 2013 • 7pm / Lucy Parsons Center / 358A Centre Street  / Jamaica Plain, Boston / No Admission

This 76 min. documentary examines the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela as connected to the worldwide movement against economic globalization. The film shows the evolution of the popular movement in Venezuela from the Caracazo riots in 1989 to the massive actions that brought revolutionary president Hugo Chavez back to power, 48 hours after a military coup in 2002, in which the US was involved. The main theme is how the Bolivarian Revolution, thanks to its incredible grassroots and networking power, is a Revolution that transcends the national frontier of Venezuela and contributes with concrete alternatives to the fight against neoliberal economics. In Spanish, with English subtitles.

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