Dulce Vigilante: Lourdes Perez Book/Cd Release Concert
**Online Ticket Sales End Friday January 23th, 2015**
- Tickets will be SOLD at the door for $15 each -
Join us as we celebrate the release of Lourdes Pérez' Dulce Vigilante: Remembranzas de la Región Oeste de Puerto Rico ("Sweet Guardian: Remembrances from the Western Region of Puerto Rico") illustrated book and CD! Lourdes will be joined by her sister Miriam Pérez and cuatrista Tony Mapeyé in performing two concerts at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center (922 San Pedro Ave.) on Saturday, January 24th at 7 pm AND Sunday, January 25th at 3 pm. An exhibit of artwork by the book's illustrator, Andrea María Carnaval, will open on Saturday and remain on display through February.
DULCE VIGILANTE - a written, oral, visual and musical expression of daily life of western/rural Puerto Rico as it was in the 1930's to 1940's - is a collaboration among three generations of Puerto Rican women artists. The 108 page, illustrated short story collection and 11 track musical CD is based on the writings of 87-year old schoolteacher, oral historian and artisan, Carmen I. Cruz, as she recalls the world she once knew in vivid images and endangered colloquial phrases. The daughter of a multi-instrumentalist father and a seamstress mother, she is affectionately known in the region as "Aida," and is now the remaining matriarch of a large, artistically talented lineage. Aida's sixth child, acclaimed vocalist, songwriter and musician, Lourdes Pérez, received her mother's writings and turned the stories into songs. Elements of décima, seis, plena and danza, as well as dream-like soundscapes (including the recorded voice of her mother) make up the music CD that accompanies the book. Aida's granddaughter, visual artist Andrea María Carnaval, fashioned the stories' imagery into lush pen and ink drawings.
Dulce Vigilante Illustrated Book & Musical CD is a multimedia, historical memoir from western Puerto Rico with three generations of women artists as keepers of the story. Joining Lourdes Pérez on the album and on tour are two other treasures from Puerto Rico: Aida's eighth child, singer/songwriter and guitarist Miriam Pérez and José Antonio Rivera Colón, also known as Tony Mapeyé, on the Puerto Rican cuatro.
*Are you a student? If so, bring your student ID the day of the event and pay only $8/ticket!
For more, call us at 210-228-0201.
Esperanza Peace & Justice Center (View)
922 San Pedro Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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