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Festival de Música y Danza de la República Dominicana con Joan Soriano (@UAA)

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Comprar entradas aquí/Get tickets here: http://uaatix.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=586&cid=13

Ver la invitación Facebook/See the Facebook invite here: https://www.facebook.com/events/423694684386887/?fref=ts

Espanol:
Este festival, organizado por La Tertulia, el club estudiantil de espanol a UAA, es un evento completamente creado por estudiantes y realizado gracias a voluntarios, donaciones, y la colaboración de diversas entidades de financiación de UAA y miembros de la comunidad.
Este fantástico evento compartirá la cultura hispana / afro-latina con Alaska a través de la música dominicana y de la danza. El evento se llevará a cabo el 2 de junio, 6-10, en el campus principal de UAA en la cafetería de la Unión de Estudiantes, e el evento incluirá una variedad de actividades enriquecedoras.
El festival comenzará a las 6 de la tarde con una clase de baile (bachata) de una hora dado por instructores profesionales de Alaska Danza Promotions, seguido por practica. No se requiere experiencia ni pareja. Luego, a las 7:30, el famoso artista dominicano Joan Soriano (http://iasorecords.com/artists/joan-soriano) interpretará un concierto de 2 horas con su banda, con instrumentos de percusión dominicanas como la tambora, el güira y el bongo. Joan ha hecho conciertos por todo el mundo.

En el intermedio, habrá un espactaculo de baile con una bailarina folklórica dominicana y el equipo semi-profesional de Alaska Danza Promotions. Tambien habrá premios anunciados, tal como una tarjeta de clase de baile de Alaska Dance Promotions, CDs de Joan Soriano, y una entrada al primer noche del Festival de Salsa de Alaska 2013.

Venta de entradas:
$ 11 para estudiantes UAA, profesores y el personal (con tarjeta de UAA)
$ 22 para el público en general
Disponible a través de UAA Tix (ver el enlace de arriba)
Un número limitado de boletos estará disponible en la puerta por $25

Se proporcionará seguridad para este festival por todos los edades, sin drogas ni bebidas alcoholicas.
Tenga en cuenta que algunos lugares del estacionamiento de UAA estará cerrado en este momento para la construcción. Espere el tiempo necesario para el estacionamiento y la entrada (según lo indicado por las señales de eventos).
Interpretes de American Sign Language y otras ayudas auxiliares y servicios están disponibles. Por favor, póngase en contacto con Servicios de Apoyo a Discapacitados en 907-786-4530 por lo menos 72 horas de antelación.

English:
The Dominican Music and Dance Festival, sponsored by La Tertulia, the UAA Student Spanish Club, is an entirely student-driven event made possible by volunteers and the generous donations and collaboration of various UAA funding entities and community sponsors.
This fantastic event will share Hispanic/Afro-Latin culture with Alaskans through Dominican music and dance. The event will take place on June 2nd, 6-10 pm, on the UAA main campus in the Student Union cafeteria, and it will include a variety of enriching activities.
The festival will start at 6 pm with a one-hour bachata dance class donated by Alaska Dance Promotions' professional instructors, followed by time for open dancing. No experience necessary and no partner required. Then, at 7:30 pm, world-renowned Dominican artist Joan Soriano (http://iasorecords.com/artists/joan-soriano) will play a 2-hour concert with his band, featuring Dominican percussion instruments like the tambora, the guira and the bongo. Joan has performed all over the globe.
From the iASO website:

"Born in the rural countryside near Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, Joan Soriano fashioned his first guitar from a tin can and fishing line and has never looked back. Soriano plays steel string bachata with equal parts romance and grit. The Afro-infused rhythm that permeates his music has made him a favorite among dancers.

As a boy Joan received little formal education. The seventh of 15 children, Joan left school to help his father farm the family's land. But Joan’s destiny was for something else. Forming a band with his young brothers and sisters, he began to perform at neighborhood events. Nicknamed “Los Candes” (after their father Candelario) the band became a local sensation. At age 13 Joan hitched a ride to Santo Domingo and went on to nurture his talent working with some of the island’s greatest bachata stars.

Bachata is essential to Dominican culture and draws upon a variety of influences from Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. A practitioner of palo and gaga, Joan blends Afro-Dominican sacred traditions with bachata, imparting his music with down to earth spirit and dance-ability. Joan preserves bachata’s roots and expands on them. He is a rare combination of new and authentic."

At intermission, Dominican folkloric dancer Altagracia Perez will perform, and the Alaska Dance Promotions' semi-pro team will perform several Latin dance routines.
There will be door prizes announced as well, such as a bachata dance class punch card, CDs from the band, and a free opening party pass to the 2013 Alaska Salsa Festival.

Tickets :
$11 for UAA students, faculty and staff (with vaild UAA ID)
$22 for the general public
Available through UAA Tix (see above link)
A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $25

Security will be provided for this multigenerational, alcohol and drug free festival.
Please note that the UAA South Parking Lot will be closed at this time for construction. Allow adequate time for parking and entry (as indicated by event signs).
American Sign Language Interpreters and other Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. Please contact Disability Support Services at 907-786-4530 at least 72 hours in advance.