UC Riverside’s Chicano Student Programs Presents the 22nd Annual Noche Cultural

A family-friendly evening full of music and dance

Noche Cultural, a one-night performing arts celebration put on by Chicano Student programs.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) – The University of California, Riverside’s Chicano Student Programs presents the 22nd annual Noche Cultural on Saturday, Feb. 6. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the show set to begin at 6:30 p.m. The evening of variety entertainment will be held at the University Theatre. General admission costs $12, and $10 for UCR students. Parking will be $5 in Lot 6.

Due to limited seating, advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets can be purchased through the Chicano Student Programs office, located at 145 Costo Hall on the UCR campus. You can also purchase tickets by calling the Fine Arts Box Office at (951) 827-4403, or pick them up in person at the University Theatre Box Office window from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This year’s lineup includes a performance by Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, the first all-female mariachi band in the United States.

“Reyna has taken the history of women in mariachi music from being solely singers to being the full complement of musical performers,” explained Estella Acuña, the director of Chicano Student Programs. “In a musical landscape that is often written by men, about male perspectives, Reyna has created its own history, propelling success and recorded three successful albums produced by Maestro Jose Hernandez.”

QUITAPENAS, a tropical Afro-Latin group made up of sons of immigrant parents, will also join the lineup. Based in the Inland Empire, the group exemplifies the modern-day creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock and world music, drawing on inspiration from all over the world. The name QUITAPENAS means “to remove worries.”

Under the leadership of Blanc Soto, the Latin American Folklorico from Tierra Blanca Arts Center (TBAC) will perform as well. Serving the community since 2003, TBAC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing music, dance and theater to the greater Los Angeles area.

Rounding out the evening and making their 22nd appearance at Noche Cultural is Los Romero. The local “familia” will bring their special renditions of romantic ballads to the stage.They have been a staple at our event, and their presence represents a rich history of music sharing and storytelling,” said Acuña.

The event is co-sponsored by UCR Cultural Events and UC MEXUS. For more information about the event, please contact the Chicano Student Programs office at (951) 827-3821.

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