Central Oregon Community College is hosting Traditional Music and Instruments of Latin America at noon on October 18 in the Campus Center dining hall on the Bend Campus. In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, Central Oregon Community College’s Latino Program is hosting a bilingual play, Frida un Retablo on Tuesday, October 22 in Hitchcock Auditorium in Pioneer Hall on the COCC Bend Campus. The event is free and open to the public
Chilean professor and musician Freddy O. Vilches, from Lewis and Clark College in Portland and associates will be celebrating the history of Latin America through music.
Vilches will talk about the rich musical traditions and instruments of Latin America. Some of the instruments that will be played include: quena, zampoñas, charango, cuatro, maracas (Venezuelan and Caribbean), güiros, bongos and claves. The talk will be bilingual.
The event is free and open to the public. The presentation is sponsored by the COCC Latino Program, the Fine Arts and Communication department and the College Community Development Committee (CC/DC).
COCC Hosts Bigingual Play, Frida Un Retablo
In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, Central Oregon Community College’s Latino Program is hosting a bilingual play, Frida un Retablo, at 3pm on Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Hitchcock Auditorium in Pioneer Hall on the COCC Bend Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
The touring theatre group, Teatro Milagro, presents a story of Frida Kahlo, who is legendary for her numerous affairs, self-portraits and an independence that inspired generations of feminists around the world. She is a sorrowful heroine whose obsession with death provided her with an unquenchable thirst for life.
Born a Mestizo of European and Mexican parents, her dark braided hair and distinctive bird-wing brows are immortalized in more than 200 self-portraits. From the streetcar accident that left her crippled, to her torrid relationship with muralist Diego Rivera, life and art intertwine in this story of one of Mexico’s most acclaimed visual artists.
In this newest rendition of Frida un Retablo, three Fridas take the stage: Tricia Castañe-da-González as Frida, Dañel Malán as the spirit of Frida and Ajai Terrazas-Tripathi as Old Frida. Daniel Moreno portrays Diego Rivera and the ensemble shares various other roles from Leon Trotsky to André Breton. Musical composition is by Rory Merritt Stitt and Milagro’s signature mural was designed and painted by Tomás Rivero.
For information, call Evelia Sandoval at 541-318-3726.
In advance of college events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability, contact Joe Viola: 541-383-7775. For accommodation because of other disability such as hearing impairment, contact Anne Jenkins: 541-383-7743.