Oct. 3, 2006
The Latin American music duo Calle Sur (kah-yeh SOOR) will perform at at Morningside College on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 8 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Avenue.
The public is invited to the free event, which is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS) and the Morningside Activities Council (MAC). The performance is part of a series of events at Morningside celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15.
Calle Sur’s program, “Latin Fiesta,” will consist of upbeat dance pieces that create a high dose of energy, including the Colombian cumbia, the Dominican merengue, the Jamaican reggae, the Brazilian samba, and more.
Calle Sur, whose members are Karin Stein of Colombia and Edgar East of Panama, was formed in 1999 and has performed and presented workshops at colleges, public schools, and communities throughout the United States. Their music reflects their experiences growing up in Latin America. They cover many different rhythmic styles and perform on many different instruments.
Calle Sur, Spanish for “South Street,” has traveled nation-wide and internationally. They have been featured on a variety of television shows and have composed the film score for three documentaries, most recently CNN’s “Soldiers of Peace,” which has been aired worldwide several times since 1999.
Other scheduled events include the following:
Mon., Oct. 9: “La Loteria.” Students from the organization Diversity at Morningside will explore the rich artistic and historic tradition of the popular Mexican game and its reflection of social, cultural, and political systems of Mexico. A demonstration of how to play the game will also be included.
Wed., Oct. 18: “The History of Quinceanera.” Morningside College students will present information about the tradition and history of Quinceanera, the celebration that marks a significant passage for Latino adolescent girls into womanhood on their 15th birthday.