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Sofrito! The Music and Folklore of the Latino world
(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) – "Sofrito!," featuring the Latin Legends Band will perform at Moravian College on Wednesday, March 14, at 8 p.m., in Foy Concert Hall. Sofrito! is a music and theatre experience that introduces and celebrates the music and folklore of the Latino world. It is a unique collaboration of storytelling, classic Mambo and funky new music that bridges the traditional to the contemporary, the story to the song, and one generation to another. Sofrito! is a collaboration between master storyteller David Gonzalez and The Latin Legends Band under the direction of composer and pianist Larry Harlow. David Gonzalez is an internationally known solo-theatre artist/storyteller with a brilliant comic spark and an emotionally vibrant and hip style that captivates and moves his audiences. He has performed his one-man shows at theatres, colleges, museums, schools and prisons including: The New Victory Theatre, Lincoln Center, The Royal National Theatre (London), The Smithsonian Institute, The Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, and The Brooklyn Academy of Music. David is the host of "New York Kids," a popular interactive radio program for children in the New York area which is in its’ fifth season on New York Public Radio. Gonzalez holds a Doctor of Arts degree from New York University.
Sofrito! incorporates stories from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico, and the Bronx. These stories bring out the rich culture and imagery that resonates through the Latino world. The Latin Legends band spices up the stories with wonderful songs, chants, and music. Sofrito! features audience participation in its songs and dances. Many Spanish words are spoken and sung in repetition throughout the show so that mono lingual people will leave singing new words in Spanish.
Admission is $8 for adults, 5$ for Senior Citizens and children under 12. Foy Hall is located at Moravian College’s Church Street Campus at Church and Main streets in Bethlehem. For more information, contact the Moravian College Music Institute at 610-861-1650.
Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the web site at www.moravian.edu.