Friday, April 11, 2008

Honduras ' Ballet Folclorico Garifuna to Perform in NYC

Honduras ' Ballet Folclorico Garifuna to Perform in
New York City .
Sponsored by Organizacion Pro Desarrollo de Aguan
Contacts: Felicito Cacho (646) 281-9496 e-mail: felicacho@yahoo. com
New York – Organizacion Pro Desarrollo de Aguan, a Garifuna nonprofit organization affiliated with the Garifuna Coalition USA, Inc., announces that the Ballet Folclorico Garifuna form Honduras, will perform at the Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture on April 18th and 19th at 7:PM.
Ballet Nacional Folklorico Garifuna, consisting of Afro-Hondurans and led by its choreographer Armando Crisanto Melendez, represents the unique Garifuna culture of Honduras as well as a variety of music styles that interweave the religious and folkloric characteristics of Honduran culture. Since its creation in 1976 Ballet Nacional Folklorico Garifuna is fulfilling the task of promoting the distinctive Garifuna culture of Honduras by contributing ethno-artistic work at the national and international level. Today the members of Ballet Nacional Folklorico Garifuna hold the unique status of "cultural ambassadors" of Honduras .
The company competed at the world renown Viña del Mar Festival and won second place in the folkloric category by electrifying the audience with their sensuous dance routines.
On the campus of one of the most dynamic colleges in the City University system, the Hostos Center occupies an enviable location at one of the major crossroads of New York City . It is easily accessible from Manhattan , Queens and New Jersey via two major highways, and it is a mere 15 minutes by subway from mid-town Manhattan . Two IRT subway lines converge at a station which is virtually at the Center's door. For more information, you may call the box office at 718.518.4455 or visit:

José Francisco Avila
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