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Our programs and activities create spaces for our artistic community that showcases their talents and skills. We work with our artistic community providing them with spaces to showcase their talents. Casa Mexico strongly believes that “the whole is greater than the sum of the parts”. Therefore, our artistic activities are the result of the sum of talent and contributions of each performer, visual artist, photographer, audio visual technician, art administrator, and social media marketing experts that contribute their expertise in different disciplines to our initiatives. 

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President: Miguel Cortines

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Elsa Kelly

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Michelle Cortines

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Nash Chapparro

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Liliana Vargas

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Daniel Hernandez

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Armando Guerra | RIP

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A Musical Journey from Spain to Latin America with Notas de 4 and Calgary Latin Orchestra.
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A Musical Journey from Spain to Latin America with Notas de 4 and Calgary Latin Orchestra.

Casa Mexico and Riseup Weekends are very proud in presenting this unique musical concert with the participation of two phenomenal groups: Notas de 4 and The Calgary Latin Orchestra, who will be taking us into a musical journey from Spain to Mexico and Latin America. The concert will take place on December 4 at 7pm at the National Music Centre. About Notas de 4 Notas de 4 is SILVIA TEMIS (front woman, vocals, jaleos*, percussion, dance), JORGE VILLENA (guitar, vocals), ALEKSANDRA DANICIC (violin, mandolin, accordion, chorus) MARIA REGNIER (flamenco dance, percussions, jaleos) and LUIS TOVAR "EL PANA" (percussion, vocals) and FRANK AULAR (electric bass).Notas de 4 is Calgary’s original Latin Jazz ensemble, currently was nominated for Global Artist of the Year 2021 by Western Canadian Music Awards and also is YYC Award Winning band for World/Cultural music of 2020. The ensemble’s original compositions are inspired from Flamenco, Latin Jazz and traditional music from Cuba and Mexico.Their performance has been described as Intense, edgy and dreamy; a reimagination of Latin music composed in a uniquely Canadian landscape. The group consisting of the city's top world musicians deliver very personal and powerful performances fueled by traditional pieces from across Latin America. Drawing inspiration from bands like Pink Martini, Natalia Lafourcade, Lhasa de Sela, Los Panchos,The band will be releasing their first full-length album “Rosas y Lirios” (Roses & Lilies) this September 2019, which includes a special guest appearance from renowned percussionist Rosendo “Chendy” Leon, originally from Cuba, and Toronto based. The recording project was possible thanks to the help of Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFFA) and FACTOR Canada.The group has performed in notable sold-out stages including TEDxCalgary Talk Music, Lolita’s Lounge, Pro-Arts Noon Series, The Junction and Expo Latino. The CD release party is at Arts Common’s amazing acoustic venue “Big Secret Theatre” on October the 19th in downtown Calgary.*jaleos (words of encouragement, traditional to Andalusia). About the Calgary Latin Orchestra A Latin show never seen before in the city performed by the Calgary Latin Orchestra. 11 great musicians will put together a delightful and amazingly arranged Latin music repertoire, from the boleros to the salsa, passing through a vibrant spectrum of rhythms. With Gisela Romero, Jorge Chaviano and Andres Gonzalez on vocals, Esteban Herrera on direction and piano, Jeremy Coates on bass, Luis Tovar and Raul Tabera on percussion, Andre Wickenheiser and Johnny Summers on trumpet, Shane Statz on sax and Carsten Rubeling on trombone, the Calgary Latin Orchestra is proud to present “A musical journey from Spain to Latin-America”.
Homage to Oscar Chavez by Ingrid Lozano
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