Posts Tagged ‘Cantigas’

Honoring Marian Anderson, 75 Years After Her Historic Concert

Seventy-five years ago, on April 9th, 1939 (Easter Sunday), African-American opera and gospel singer Marian Anderson performed at the Lincoln Memorial after being barred by the Daughters of the American Revolution from singing at Constitution Hall because of her race. Anderson ended up being heard by 75,000 in-person listeners and millions of others on the [...]

Cantigas Chorus Connects Jewish, Latin American, and Arabic Music

On Sunday night at Temple Emanuel in Kensington, Cantigas, which bills itself as "Washington's premier Latino chorus,” will present “Connecting Hearts and Minds: Music From the Jewish, Latin American, And Arabic Traditions.” Cantigas (also known as Coral Cantigas) will be joined by Intercultural Journeys, a Philadelphia instrumental ensemble. So who are Cantigas and how will [...]

Remembering Marvette Perez, Smithsonian Latino History Curator and Musician

Friends of Marvette Perez, curator of Latino History and Culture at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, used to say that before there was Google, there was Marvette. Now the Smithsonian, Cantigas, and her friends will no longer have the benefit of her wisdom. Perez died in her sleep on August 19 at age [...]