Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fiesta Pachanga!

North Carolina may be the only state in the union to have a publicly funded charanga orchestra: Charanga Carolina, UNC's Latin ensemble, plays their first concert of the season this Thursday (9/16) in Durham, at the neighboring NCCU campus.

Charanga @ Central
Charanga Carolina @ NCCU last April

Thursday's concert celebrates Hispanic heritage month at NC Central's "Fiesta Pachanga." The Fiesta from 5-9 pm includes Latin American food, and is free and open to the public. Charanga Carolina performs from 6-7 pm in the lobby of the Alfonso Elder Student Union.

I visited a Charanga rehearsal a few weeks ago, and saw many returning faces, along with a few new ones. Looking forward to hearing the new group in action.

WHAT: Charanga Carolina
WHEN: Thursday, 9/16, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
WHERE: Alfonso Elder Student Union Lobby, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
Directions: http://www.nccu.edu/students/union.cfm

Admission: Free. Open to the public.

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