The “Estudiantina” a traditional Latin folkloric group, that mixes popular and social content, will be touring three cities in Ontario and Quebec during November.
On November 21, Toronto will be hosting The “Estudiantina” from the San Carlos University from Guatemala City. The “Estudiantina” is a musical ensemble formed by university students who perform popular songs accompanied by various instruments, prominently strings, and dressed in traditional University robes. They will headline the event “Floreceras Guatemala” which translates to “Guatemala will bloom” which will take place in one of Toronto’s finest theatrical venues – The St. Michael’s College School Centre for the Arts.
Brought to Toronto by the collective Guatemala Community Network-Toronto with the purpose to unveil the group’s artistic contribution to the struggle of the people of Guatemala, and the country’s effort to create a more just and democratic society. Also, to create a bridge of communication and exchange with various sectors – artistic, cultural, scholastic, trade unions and popular movements in Canada.
It is the first time that “The Estudiantina” will be performing in Canada. This tour also celebrates the 45th Anniversary of the traditional group that has seen many alumni over its history at the San Carlos University. This event will also support projects of the following organizations: Region of Waterloo Guatemala Group, Guatemalan Canadian Association (ASOGUATE) Salvadorean Canadian Association (ASALCA) Teach2Learn and the Latin American Cultural Centre Casa Maíz.
The Guatemala Community Network-Toronto presents “Floreceras Guatemala” for the first and only presentation in Toronto of The “Estudiantina” of the University of San Carlos of Guatemala on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 7:30 PM. St. Michael’s College School Centre for the Arts – 1515 Bathurst St.
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About The Estudiantina
The 12-member band is composed of: David Yupe, Pedro Meza, Wellington Hernandez, Emilio Hernandez, Josue Navaro, Jorge Gomez, Ludwin Aguilar, Santiago Yupe, Omar Alvarado, Oscar Orellana y Jose Sian, Walter Vasquez. It is a musical ensemble formed by university students who perform popular songs accompanied by various instruments, prominently strings, and dressed in traditional University robes.
About Guatemala Community Network-Toronto
The Guatemala Community Network is a Toronto non-profit organization, funded in 1992, that aims to support the struggle for social justice and peace in Guatemala.
About The St. Michael’s College School Centre for the Arts
The Centre for the Arts is a great addition to the St. Clair Bathurst community. Located at the north-west corner of the School, it is among Toronto’s finest theatrical venues. The generosity of the School’s supporters led to the development of a theatre with a 440 seating capacity, intimate interior design, finely tuned acoustics and a fly system. The Centre provides an excellent setting for artistic plays, musical performances, presentations and other large or small productions.