FREE PUBLIC EVENT
Monday, July 1, 2019, Picnic Pavilion, Ganville Island
12:00-12:45 pm: Mariachi Las Estrellas de Vancouver and Caudillos del Sur Mexican Dance Ensemble.
2:00 – 2:45 pm: Toque Flamenco
4:00 – 4:45: Indangamirwa Vancouver
Join us to celebrate artistic excellence and diversity in Canada with a preview of our signature summer series All Over the Map. This is a free event, open to everyone!
Las Estrellas de Vancouver
Formed during the summer of 2014, Mariachi Las Estrellas is Vancouver’s only all-female Mariachi Band. It is made up of a diverse and talented group of women from a variety of backgrounds including classical, jazz and world music.
Featured Artists: Ellen Farrugia (violin), Molly MacKinnon (violin), Begonia Silva ( violin and vocals), Sandy Fiddes (violin), Anita Eccleston (trumpet), Robyn Reekie (guitarrón). Michelle Cormier (vihuela and vocals), and Claudia Carvajal-Torres (vocals).
Caudillos del Sur Mexican Dance Ensemble
Founded in Vancouver, in 2013, under the leadership of Executive Director Lourdes Ruiz. Caudillos del Sur Mexican Ballet works to present, preserve and expand the importance and value of Mexican folklore dance in Canada. Characterized by their technique, their repertoire features strong zapateado, which compliments colourful choreographies that narrate parts of Mexican history and its cultural heritage.
Featured Artists: Monica Padilla, Dení C. Gloria Jiménez, Lily Marimo, Rosa Tarasoff, Mariana Hernández, Marisol Villegas, Florencia Vallejo, and Lourdes Ruíz.
Founded in 2014 by Marilú Vallejo and Mario Sota and Toque Flamenco aims to share and promulgate Flamenco culture in Western Canada. Joined by Alana López (violin), Karito Vallero and Mai Furuhashi (dancers), Toque Flamenco performs a mix of traditional and contemporary pieces, filled with passion and rhythmic precision, creating festive, creating breathtaking experiences for audiences everywhere.
Primarily a passion project, Indangamirwa Traditional Dance Group (ITDG) is a dance troupe dedicated to the preservation, education and appreciation of traditional Rwandan music, dance and culture. Since its inception in 2015, ITDG has championed its mission through performances and creative partnership programs with communities and renowned artists. The group is based in Vancouver BC and its members are inhabit in different cities of Lower Mainland. For ITDG, traditional music and dance are not merely a means of entertainment, but rather a means to educate, communicate and preserve their ancestral background all while fostering togetherness. Indangamirwa is a Kinyarwanda word which is loosely translated to mean ‘those that are admired or looked upon’
Indangamirwa boasts an entourage of 8 carefully trained active members, including four founding members with a strong professional background in Traditional Rwandan Dance.
Featured Artists: Angelique Muhorakeye, Delphine Baragahoranye, Liliane Mbabazi, Claire Mukabasinga, Nancy Kazumba, Muco w’abarundi, Gretta Iteriteka, Kelly Izere, Keilla Igiraneza. With Guest: Ezra Kwizera.
New Works gratefully and respectfully acknowledges that this event takes place on the ancestral, and unceded Indigenous territories of the ʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.