The second Voces Chilenas Festival will take place on the 9th, 10th & 11th November at the Lyric Hammersmith. Expanding our musical and poetic horizons, the Voces Chilenas y Latinoamericanas en Gran Bretaña: Chilean & Latin American Voices in Great Britain Festival 2018 will celebrate and reflect on the influence and impact of Chilean and other Latin American musicians, poets and artists based in the UK, and those they collaborate and work with.


Voces Festival Opening & Peña Palo Brujo (Chilean Folk Club)

Friday 9th November 18.30

Lyric Studio

  

A celebratory evening of poetry and music. The Festival opens with a    poetry performance from Las Juanas: 'We are seven women writers who have got together to create, improve and make public our poetry, narrative and musical endeavours. Our creativity stems from a historical, literary and gendered memory of who we were, who we are and who we will be. We are part of that huge number of men and women called “people of the Diaspora” Their performance for the festival opening will be based on Chilean Nobel Prize for Literature (1945) Gabriela Mistral’s life and literary work.

From 8pm the Studio will resound with the vibrant music of the Peña Palo Brujo: a Chilean folk club evening with an eclectic and vibrant range of Latin American music featuring the Colectivo Copihue, Isabel Ros López, José Miguel Arranz, the Frida-Violeta Band and Dúo Pacífico.

EVENTS

Tickets:

£15

£8 concession

Voces in the UK: Chilean & Latin American Poetry in the UK

Saturday 10th November 11.30

Lyric Cinema


Poetry reading and discussion: How does the UK’s social, literary and political environment influence the ‘migrant’ poets? Do migrant (be them political or financial immigrants) poets have the same opportunities to show and contribute to the poetic landscape as British writers in the UK? Poets Leo Boix, Isabel del Rio, Adam Feinstein & José Miguel Arranz will read a selection of their work followed by a discussion chaired by Chilean poet and publisher Consuelo Rivera-Fuentes.

Tickets:

Free (ticketed)

Film & Poetry: ‘The Pearl Button’ (Director Patricio Guzmán)

Saturday 10th November 14.00

Lyric Cinema



A screening of the film ‘The Pearl Button’ (El Botón de Nácar, Director Patricio Guzmán) with an introduction from Chilean literary expert and authority on Latin American cinema Adam Feinstein: The film is a visually poetic exploration of the significance of water, a profound rumination on memory and loss that bridges the gap between its mystical origins, Pinochet's coup d'état, and the secret of a mother-of-pearl button at the bottom of the sea.

This will be followed by the presentation of the prizes for the Voces Poetry Competition 2018

Tickets:

£8

£5 concession

Concert: Voces Youth Ensemble & ECCO

(Ethnic Contemporary Classical Orchestra)

Saturday 10th November 18.00

Lyric Studio




A concert guaranteed to be full of joy, passion and raw musical energy.  In the first half the talented young musicians of the Voces Youth Ensemble, each pursuing early careers in music as soloists and chamber musicians, will perform works by Mauricio Venegas-Astorga, arranged for this new chamber ensemble, in a programme inspired by Gabriela Mistral’s poetry and her inspirational work in education.


In the second half of the concert Musiko Musika’s unique and highly diverse ECCO youth orchestra will perform a programme of world music reflecting the influence of Latin American music and culture on the groups’ development.

Tickets:

£8

£5 concession


Songo Family Concert & Book Launch

Sunday 11th November 16.00

Lyric Studio




A lively and friendly concert for all the family with songs and music from Musiko Musika’s Do Re Mi Fa classes and WE ARE HERE!! projects, celebrating the publication of the Songo books by Victorina Press.

Tickets:

£5

(No concessions, adults & children will all require a ticket. Babies under 12 months free)

Festival Concert

Sunday 11th November 18.30

Lyric Studio



The final Festival Concert features nationally and internationally renowned musicians from the Chilean and Latin American community in the UK and their collaborators.

The evening’s line-up includes the wonderful Quimantu, international soprano Patricia Rozario, Mark Troop, Gambian Griot Musa Mboob, Tony Corden and Alejandro Reyes (former member of the iconic group Cuncumén), and Daniel y Juan Jiménez.

The evening will be compered by the Venezuelan artist and journalist Carolina Graterol


Tickets:

£15

£8 concession

Tickets available at

www.lyric.co.uk/shows/voces-chilenas-y-latinoamericanas-en-gran-bretana-festival-2018/


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