Sor Juana Legacy Award and Performance: María Elena Gaitán- Chola con Cello

 

Sor Juana Legacy Award and Performance: María Elena Gaitán- Chola con Cello  

Friday, November 13, 6:30 pm at the National Museum of Mexican Art*

Chola con Cello is a daughter of The People’s Republic of East L.A. She is a musician, linguist, cultural worker, performance artist, scholar, educator, translator, interpreter, consultant for museums, art galleries, community arts and philanthropic organizations. She is a citizen of the world rooted in the experience of Mexican and Chicana cultures who straddles the worlds of performance, community service and activism.

Her cello has graced audiences that stretch from raunchy bars in San Antonio Texas and community venues throughout the United States, to performances at many public hospitals in Los Angeles County, stand-up comedy venues including the Belly Room at the Comedy Store, the Laugh Factory, and performances with community artists as well as with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Within East L.A. musical communities, she was one of the first to nurture dialogues focusing on the influence of the African Diaspora in son jarocho. 

This event is part of the National Museum of Mexican Art's 2015 Sor Juana Festival. 

Cost: $30 per person; proceeds will benefit the National Museum of Mexican Art.

Tickets are available for purchase at the door. 

 

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 6:30pm

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