The Eastern Wyoming Arts Council presents Cascada de Flores. This performance will take place on February 10, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the EWC Fine Arts Auditorium in Torrington, Wyoming.
Cascada de Flores’ hailed vocal duet is comprised of the voices of Arwen Lawrence and Sabra Weber, and reminiscent of the vocal hermanas (sisters) of yesteryear. Guitarist Jorge Liceaga carries them with unique expertise, drawing from his mixed heritage of Bibriesca, syncopated Yucatecan bolero and the flamenco art tradition. What weaves the diversity together is the vocal magic of these “new” sisters, the poetic treatment of the Spanish language, the casual and touching storytelling and the use of traditional instruments, to recreate original contexts or create new ones. These instruments include the tres cubano, flute, marimbol (a bass lamellaphone related to the African thumb piano), vihuela, guitarra de son and jaranas of Veracruz, donkey’s jaw bone and zapateado(percussive dance). Cascada de Flores’ muses include the vocal duos of the traditional Trova, bohemia: the late Maria Teresa Vera and Lorenzo Hierrezuelo, Los Compadres, Las Hermanas Padilla, Las Mendoza, Las Fáez, Quique y Tomás, not to mention Toña La Negra
Cascada de Flores delights in creative collaborations, recording projects, community outreach activities and in-school programs and workshops. Cascada de Flores’ eleven years of existence have seen triumphant performances in venues such as the Zócalo of Mexico City, La Tasca of Xalapa, Veracruz, the International Festival of Trova “Pepe Sanchez” in Santiago de Cuba and Albuquerque’s National Hispanic Center. The trio has toured the performing arts venues of the western and central United States receiving multiple standing ovations and excitement from all ages and cultures. The ensemble has thrived from collaborations with other artists and local organizations such as Larry Reed’s Shadowlight Theater, Roberto Borrell’s Orquesta La Moderna Tradición, Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco and the San Francisco Silent Film Festival (for which Cascada arranged the score and accompanied live the 1917 Mexican silent film “Tepeyac”).
Cascada de Flores also presents a bilingual music and dance program for children in schools, libraries and theaters. As roster artists with both Young Audiences of Northern California and Children’s Creative Project in Santa Barbara, they have performed in over 300 Western US schools, reaching over 90,000 students with their educational program. www.cascadadeflores.com/education
Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the EWC Community Education office, or by calling 307.532.8213 or 307.532.8323.