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Dates:Only on 9/16, 9/22, 9/23, 10/5, 10/14 between 9/16/23 - 10/14/32
Hours:Varies by event - check schedule for dates & times
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
Category:Arts & Culture
The City of Boston announced the celebration of Latino Heritage Month with Fiesta en la Plaza, a diverse program of cultural activities that will take place over four weekends in the renovated City Hall Plaza

The program brings together Latin American artists residing in Boston who will delight the audience with musical presentations, comparsas, dance classes, poetry readings, documentaries, and an artists' panel about Afro-Latin art and culture.

The series of events is produced by Ágora Cultural Architects, a company founded and directed by Latin American women, with the support of the Office of Arts and Culture of the Mayor's Office.

The opening during the Inauguration Day on September 16 will feature a comparsa by the marvelous Puerto Rican theater group Agua, Sol y Sereno, famous for being the creators of the “cabezudos” who co-starred in the opening of the 2023 Grammy Awards with Bad Bunny.

The artistic parade will include Jorge Arce, Verónica Robles and his mariachi, Claudio Ragazzi's Jazz Tango, and Eguie Castrillo and his orchestra.

During the following weekends, the public will enjoy the cuatrista Fabiola Méndez and her trio, the presentation of Latin American films by CineFest Latino Boston, music by Clave and Blues, salsa classes, and a conversation between Afro-Latin artists.

The month-long celebration will conclude with the presentation of the Venezuelan harpist Eduardo Betancourt.

Full Schedule of Events:

SEPT. 16TH 12PM - 7 PM
Jorge Arce - Agua, Sol y Sereno - Eguie Castrillo
Verónica Robles - Claudio Ragazzi

SEPT. 22ND 7PM - 9PM
Poetry reading by Yara Liceaga
Performance by Fabiola Méndez Trio

SEPT. 23 6PM - 8:30PM
Salsa Class by El Bonche in Boston
Performance by Clave & Blues

OCT. 5TH 3PM - 8PM
CineFest Latino Extended day
Short films: “De Todo un Poco” (Puerto Rico, US, Panama, Mexico)
Bailaora (Documentary, US/Venezuela)
Ariel (Narrative, Canada/Argentina)

OCT. 14TH 2PM - 7PM
Afro Latinx Artists Panel moderated by Newman Fellow Cristela Guerra & Concert by harpist Eduardo Betancourt



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