Performers from the Mexican Folkloric Dance Company, pictured here, will perform Saturday night at Mosaico Hispanico in Ramsey Auditorium.
Performance to celebrate breadth of Hispanic music and dance
A night of music and dance featuring passionate Spanish Flamenco, a rhythmic Puerto Rican band, and Mexican folk music will take place Sept. 19 in Ramsey Auditorium.
The event, Mosaico Hispanico, begins at 8 p.m. and is part of the Fermilab Diversity Council's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Janet Mackay-Galbraith, performing arts program manager, hopes “people are going to get up and move a little bit” for the performance.
The three groups were selected to represent a breadth of Puerto Rican, Spanish and Mexican culture, which she hopes will expand Fermilab’s Hispanic outreach to surrounding areas. All three groups are from the Chicago area.
Las Guitarras de Espana will begin the night with Flamenco music and dance. The sultry performance style is well known for its audible footwork by dancers, Mackay-Galbraith said. The instrument and dance ensemble has been regularly featured on NPR's "La Voz Latina" and has played at the Chicago Flamenco Festival and the Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival.
The Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago, Chicago’s oldest Mexican dance group, will also perform. The folk group has performed for three U.S. presidents and represented Mexico in the 1994 USA World Cup opening ceremony.
Willie Gomez Con Cache Orchestra will give the final performance. Born in Puerto Rico, Gomez has been performing professionally in Chicago since 1975.
Tickets cost $22 for general admittance and $11 for ages 18 and under.