Originally airing Friday, April 29, 2016.
WRFA Public Affairs Director Jason Sample talks with New York City storyteller and musician, David Gonzalez – who will perform his show, Cuentos: Tales from the Latino World at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts on Tuesday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for students aged 18 and under and $10 for adults.
Cuentos paints a vivid picture of the people and rich cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with colorful tales from the Caribbean, South America, and the Bronx. From the silly antics of the Puerto Rican anti-hero “Juan Bobo” to the mysterious dealings and powers of the Orishas in a suite of Afro-Cuban stories, these tales are filled with memorable characters, fantastic plots and positive messages for the Jamestown community. Spanish language words are sprinkled throughout the stories and songs in such a way that audiences can repeat and retain their sound and meaning.
Reg Lenna Director of Marketing and Communications Len Barry says, “Cuentos is very entertaining and a great introduction to the world of Latino literature & culture. With the growing influence of Jamestown’s Hispanic population and the city’s recent creation of a Hispanic Connection Action Team, a night for the community to come together to celebrate diversity is a shared goal.”
David Gonzalez is a cultural ambassador for the US State Department, and is the proud recipient of the International Performing Arts for Youth “Lifetime Achievement Award for Sustained Excellence.” He has created numerous productions, including the critically acclaimed ¡Sofrito! with The Latin Legends Band, and MytholoJazz, both of which enjoyed sold-out runs at New Victory Theater in New York City. Mr. Gonzalez was named a Fellow of the Joseph Campbell Foundation and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for “Unique Theatrical Experience” for The Frog Bride. David was a featured performer at the National Storytelling Festival, and appeared for three seasons at the Royal National Theatre in London.
For tickets and more information, call 716.484.7070 or visit reglenna.com. Reg Lenna Center for The Arts is located at 116 E. 3rd St. in Jamestown.
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