Far from being an ensemble, Mijo is more about a metamorphous crossing of people. Looking back at years of musical encounters with diverse people, Mijo resembles a Socratic circle that refuses a definition. Fusión Jíbara has been the tagline adopted by many but it seems to be more complex than that. Fusión Jíbara resembles one of the many aspects that has characterized Mijo, for their ability to merge creative energies as a whole. Not surprisingly, what seems to endure is the Jíbaro vibe. As Mijo embarks on their US tour, Canto E’ Jíbaro, they hope to find new ways to feed their soul as they try to bring the same to those who experience it.
Melvin Lopez Rivera – photo by Jóse Ángel González
“Mijo De La Palma did it with style tonight. How did they make that look so easy? …and to a packed house! ” – Mission Cultural Center for the Latino Arts
“Por fin pude ver a Mijo De La Palma. Ellos te agarra por los pies y te arrastran a un monte que sólo ellos conocen. Antes del primer acorde menor, te quitan los zapatos y te llevan de la mano. Pero cuando se van, te dejan pa que bajes por tu cuenta y descalzo.” – Joshua Cortes, Río Piedras, 2011
“Nada sabía yo de este jíbaro de Puerto Rico que canta como si hubiese nacido en el Puerto de Santa María, crecido en el delta del Mississippi y abrevado en los pantanos del África negra.” - Jose Ángel González
Come celebrate National Poetry Month with four of the strongest voices in the region. Center Without Walls and The Studio at Billings Forge present this series FREE of charge.
Thursday, April 5 • 7:30p
Sarahí Yahaira – Writer, Performer, Community Organizer, Sarahí has been performing spoken word poetry for over 15 years. Latina. Lesbian. Woman. Commander-in-chief of her one-woman army fighting social injustice and oppression through spoken word. Sarahí shines the light of her truth so that others may see her clearly.
Join us for this special one nite performance by visiting Theater Group, Cuer2, as they perform their latest piece, HEBRAS.
********************************** Cuer2 in Hartford (1nite) to perform HEBRAS
Thursday, February 9 • 8pm
Hartford City Hall Atrium
500 Main Street • Enter thru Arch Street entrance FREE – Hebras is a non-verbal, movement piece accompanied by guitar and violin — ALL languages welcomed
Since its inception in Lima in 1999, Cuer2 has created eight shows that have been presented in numerous theaters and festivals in Peru, Chile, Argentina and Ecuador. The original creative method implemented by the group focuses on the process: a series of workshops and creative laboratories propel a constant state of theatrical investigation and redefinition of the final product.
The process of creation for Hebras followed two lines of investigation. The group experimented with the notion of gravitation within the theater space: what happens when two bodies come closer and move apart alternatively, in a movement of perpetual attraction and rejection? These movements draw the metaphor of the fragile threads that bring us together but can break at any moment. Hebras also explores the platonic myth of the androgynous, as narrated in Plato’sSymposium: the human being is in constant search of the other, of this complement that will make him/her feel complete. The sole instrument of expression is the body; there is no use for words. The result is like a ritual in which the audience surrounds the masked actors.
Cuer2, es un grupo teatral ya con 12 años de trabajos en los que han tratado de buscar el equilibrio entre la obra como parte de una historia y los cuerpos de los actores como parte activa de la expresión de las emociones.
Esta nueva obra del grupo teatral “Cuer2” llamado simplemente “Hebras”, intenta mostrarnos lo que ocurre con las relaciones humanas, cuando los cuerpos se aproximan y las palabras sobran, una obra casi sin diálogos y que contará con el acompañamiento musical de una guitarra y un Violín.