Que Pasa Fest 2017 Schedule of Events
Saturday, September 30
The Jazz & Heritage Foundation Kicks Off Que Pasa Fest 2017
Doors open at 7:30 pm Sets at 8pm and 9:30pm
The George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center. 1225 N. Rampart St. New Orleans.
Rumba Buena and OTRA kick off the week-long events of Que Pasa Fest. Both bands will enthrall the audience with their Latin rhythms.
This concert is held in partnership with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. Free Admission.
Sunday, October 1
Monday, October 2
A Night of Classical Guitar
Tulane University, Dixon Hall Annex.
Jorge Luis Zamora,
a Cuban Classical guitarist, will perform music by various Hispanic Americans composers. Free Admission.
Tuesday, October 3
Poster Reveal and Guillermo De Bango Award Night
Mexican Consulate in New Orleans. 901 Convention Center Blvd. New Orleans.
Guillermo De Bango Excellence in the Arts Award presented to Julio Guichard; presentation of the Que Pasa Fest 2017 official poster by Felix Malespin and “The Mardi Gras Indians: Cultural Connections in the Americas” photographic exhibit curated by Belinda Shinshillas. Free admission.
Latin Night at Rock ‘n’ Bowl
Mid-City Lanes Rock ‘n’ Bowl. 3000 S. Carrollton Ave.
A night of Latin dancing with instruction by Bianca San Martin and Ritmeaux Krewe from 7pm to 8pm and then social dancing. This evening is held in partnership with Rock ‘n’ Bowl. Cover $5.
Wednesday, October 4
Documentary and Dance
Xavier University, Music Building. Javier’s Dance Company presents “Viva Malambo,” which can be described as a thrilling, percussive dance performance celebrating the traditions of the gaucho or Argentine Cowboy. Their intricate fast paced footwork is inspired by the rhythm of galloping horses. The sound of the drums, reeling boleadoras and the charisma of the dancers make Malambo an exciting and unforgettable experience. The gaucho’s keen sense of convictions, self-confidence, and fierce attitudes are also revealed in their performance.
The second half of the evening, videographer/director, Walther Vera, will present a trailer of his documentary, “The Shaman’s Journey.” This is a story about cultural heritage and the generational conflicts, consequence of the global changes and the modernity. Vera takes the audience on a fascinating journey, with the intention to find the shamanic roots of his family, which once lived in a small town called Tucume, located in the dry forest of the Northern Coast of Peru. This was a magic place ruled by the Purgatory Hill and where the shamans used to share their knowledge from generation to generation. This is a story of life, family experiences and discoveries. A question and answer session with Vera will follow the showing.
The event is co-hosted by the Xavier University of LA, Department of Languages, Division of Fine Arts and Humanities. Free admission.
Thursday, October 5
Prytania Bar. 3445 Prytania St., New Orleans.
A night with Colombian pianist Leonardo Hernandez. He will delight the audience with an array of Latin Jazz melodies. Free Admission.
Friday, October 6
Family Day 1
Lafreniere Park in Metairie: Que Pasa Fest 2017. Treat the whole family to a fun-filled day of live music, food, dance and community outreach.
With Ronnie Reyes ans 4U Band, Grupo Recuerdos and the Banda Ibanez
Presented By Valeria Kawas and Jorge Vides
Free admission. No outside food or drinks will be allowed.
Midnight on Frenchmen Street
Dragon’s Den. 435 Esplanade Ave. New Orleans: Hosted by Felipe Estrada, co-host of the popular TV show, Que Pasa New Orleans, playing a variety of Latin rhythms. Free admission. Must be 21+
Saturday, October 7
Family Day 2
Lafreniere Park in Metairie: Que Pasa Fest 2017. Treat the whole family to a fun-filled day of live music, food, soccer, dance and kid’s activities. Free admission. No outside food or drinks will be allowed.
Zumba Phil and Sora, Maddison Guzman, Javier Gutierrez & Vivaz, Anais St. John; Ponce y su Grupo Revelacion; Javier Olondo & AsheSon; Luis Enrique;Dora and Phil Sison; DJ Guanaco; Brenda Murphy and more!!
Presented By Brenda Melara, Desiree Sanchez, Lilliana Pino, Felipe Estrada and Fernando Gort