Latin American Folk Music With Leo and Kathy

The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present COMPAS’s Kathy and Leo Lara as they present Latin American Folk Music, a free program being offered for ages 10-adult. Enjoy diverse sounds and stories from Latin American culture as they come to life with Leo and Kathy Lara. Hear the legend of the armadillo-shelled charango, simulate the sounds of the rain forest, and sing a Cuban lullaby. The presentations will be at the following dates and locations:

Monday, September 25 at 10:30 a.m.

Duluth Public Library

Monday, September 25 at 6:00 p.m.

International Falls Public Library

Tuesday, September 26 at 1:00 p.m.

Aurora Public Library

Tuesday, September 26 at 6:00 p.m.

Hoyt Lakes Public Library

Wednesday, September 27 at 1:00 p.m.

Mt. Iron Public Library

Wednesday, September 27 at 6:00 p.m.

Cook Public Library

Thursday, September 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Ely Public Library

Thursday, September 28 at 6:00 p.m.

Babbitt Public Library

Monday, October 2 at 6:00 p.m.

Mt. Royal Branch Library

Tuesday, October 3 at 6:00 p.m.

Cloquet Public Library

Wednesday, October 4 at 3:30 p.m.

Gilbert Public Library

Thursday, October 5 at 6:00 p.m.

West Duluth Branch Library

Latin American folk music blends indigenous, European, and African elements and traditions. These diverse sounds come to life with Kathy and Leo Lara.

Leo and Kathy Lara have been active as performers and educators within the Midwest since 1979. Leo is a native of Ecuador who is involved with the study and performance of Andean folk music. Kathy is a music, Spanish, and elementary education teacher. Kathy and Leo interpret the traditional songs and rhythms of various Latin American countries using a wide assortment of authentic instruments.

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