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D'Youville Co-Presents Latinas: A Tribute to La Sonora Matancera

D'Youville Co-Presents Latinas: A Tribute to La Sonora Matancera

Buffalo, New York – October 24, 2017 – D’Youville College’s Liberal Arts Department, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Friends of Hispanic Arts (FOHA) proudly present an evening designed to bring the audience back to the height and popularity of Cuban music with a tribute to La Sonora Matancera on Tuesday, November 14 at 7 PM.

The evening in D'Youville's Kavinoky Theatre will feature the songs of Myrta Silva and Celia Cruz, brought to life by three Buffalo-based singers; Victoria Pérez, Sara Rodriguez, and Smirna Mercedes-Pérez.

Victoria Pérez is an accomplished theatre artist, singer, and teacher. Péraz is co-founder and is artistic director of Raíces Theatre Company, the only theatre company in Western New York dedicated to developing and producing modern and original works that deal with the Latino experience.

Sara Rodriguez is a Buffalo native singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who recently released a self-titled album. When not creating her own music, Rodriguez plays with Buffalo Afrobeat Orchestra and Preach Freedom and Connect.

Smirna Mercedes-Pérez is a singer, pianist, and actress with the Raíces Theatre Company, and proudly proclaims herself a disabled Army veteran who when not performing on stage works as a registered nurse for Buffalo's Veterans Hospital.

Come out and enjoy a night of powerful Latina music for free at D’Youville. Kavinoky doors open at 6 PM and the performance at 7 PM.

Friends of Hispanic Arts (FOHA) is a local, not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of events that center on Hispanic culture and the arts within the community.


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