Sunday, December 15, 2013 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Hollywood ArtsPark
Hollywood ArtsPark Experience: Colombia
featuring Toto La Momposina in concert
Toto La Momposina is considered a national treasure of her native country. Backed by musicians who fabricate the traditional instruments they play, Toto’s performance displays total mastery of Colombian folk music in its many styles. Her work is recognized internationally; in 1982 she performed at Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Nobel Prize winning ceremony in Stockholm. This month, she is honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Latin Recording Academy.
Since 1968 Toto has devoted her time to passing on her knowledge of Colombian traditions and researching folk music. From a highly percussive foundation, Toto la Momposina’s repertoire also incorporates traditional dances, including the beloved cumbia, which embraces ritualistic elements from the effervescent cultural melting pot of Colombian society.
6:30PM AFRO KUMBE
7:30PM IMPERIO JUVENIL (Dance Company from Cali)
8:00PM TOTO LA MOMPOSINA
Hollywood ArtsPark Experience: Colombia is presented by Rhythm Foundation, the Hollywood CRA and City of Hollywood. Additional support is received from the Embassy of Colombia in Washington, D.C., the Consulate of Colombia in Miami, AmericanAirlines, Kia of Hollywood, Colombian American Chamber of Commerce USA.