In honor of International Day of Peace, Mendocino College and Rotary Club of Ukiah have partnered to host a concert and performance featuring Cascada de Flores, dancers from the local SPACE Theatre, and Ballet Folklorico of Petaluma.
Friday, September 21, 2018 is International Day of Peace! In order to honor the day and celebrate the many cultures of our community and beyond, Mendocino College and Rotary Club of Ukiah have partnered to host an inaugural International Day of Peace concert and performance featuring Cascada de Flores, dancers from the local SPACE Theatre, and Ballet Folklorico of Petaluma. The event will take place on September 21 in the Mendocino College Center Theatre, Ukiah campus, and doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
Cascada de Flores is a professional ensemble that presents concerts as a duet to a sextet, bringing the nostalgic song and traditions of Mexico and its neighbors into simple and beautiful arrangements that allow space for both improvisation and pure expression. Cascada de Flores has recorded now four albums, collaborated in numerous projects, including theater and cinema and toured several areas of the United States. In Mexico they have been delightfully received in venues such as The Central Plaza in Mexico City with Jorge Saldaña, la Tasca in Jalapa, and lately in the beautiful Biblioteca Henestrosa in Oaxaca City and the main festival of Tezoatlán, Oaxaca. They even traveled to study with the trovadores of Santiago de Cuba. Cascada de Flores is now a phenomenon, cherished by the Latinos that hear them, and opening the minds of its non-Latino fans. Opening minds and hearts to the real stories of Mexico and Latin America has become this group’s unofficial mission. For more information about Cascada de Flores visit http://www.cascadadeflores.com/.
A cash bar with beer, wine, and refreshments will be available and proceeds from the event will support Rotary Club of Ukiah activities and scholarships for students.
Tickets for the event are: $15 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, and free for Mendocino College students. Tickets will be available at the door, but attendees are encouraged to purchase in advance due to limited seating.