Enjoy A Night of Latin Culture in London’s Horniman Museum

By 05 August, 2013

On Friday August 16th the Horniman Museum will be holding an evening of Latin American music, film, circus, storytelling and dance as part of an immersive night of Latin culture.

Live music will be supplied by Majagua, there will be circus acrobatics from Circolombia, Mexican storytelling, tango dance classes, a talk on life in the Amazon rainforest and a screening of Chilean film A Valparaíso.

Live music – Majagua
Majagua will take you on a musical journey through Latin American folklore, with a mix of Cuban son, Bolivian carnavalitos, Venezuelan joropos, Mexican corridos and Colombian cumbia.
6.00-6.40pm, 7.00-7.40pm & 8.00-8.40pm

Circus – Circolombia
Join us for some dazzling Colombian acrobatics in Gallery Square.
6.45-6.50pm, 7.45-7.55pm & 8.45-8.50pm

Film – The Suitcase Cinema
Discover a vintage pop up cinema in Natural History Gallery, where The Suitcase Cinema unravel their 16mm reel of À Valparaiso (1962).
6.45-7.20, 7.30-8.05 & 8.15-8.50pm

Talks and object handling – Life in the Amazon Rainforest
Learn how to make poisonous arrows or to use a blowgun, while Anthropology curator Robert Storrie will share his experience of fieldwork in South America among Amazonian hunters.
6.30-6.50pm & 7.30-7.50pm – Amazon stories
7.00-7.20pm & 8.00-8.20pm – South American object handling

Dance – Tango Ball
Experience Argentinean tango in the beautiful settings of the Horniman Victorian Conservatory.
6.15-6.30pm: demonstration by Luis Rodriguez and Claire Loewe
6.30-7.30pm: beginners class
7.30-7.45pm: demonstration by Luis Rodriguez and Claire Loewe
7.45-9.00pm: milonga
Event organised in partnership with tangosouthlondon

Storytelling – Mexican stories
June Peters will take you to Mexico and present a mix of Spanish, Huichol Indian and Mayan stories.
6.15-7.00pm & 7.15-8.00pm

Find out more at horniman.ac.uk/visit/events/latin-late-at-the-horniman

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