National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate the group's heritage and culture.
On Friday, October 5th, in honor of the artistic contributions of the Hispanic and Latino community, TheCreativeUnderground (TCU), a local community arts initiative, is hosting an evening of live Latin Jazz music and a feature length PBS documentary about the life and legacy of a woman whose voice symbolized the soul of a nation, Celia Cruz.
The evening will begin with the film being shown at Green Spaces on 63 East Main Street at 5:30pm then immediately after will begin a live Latin Jazz performance at Conga Latin Food Restaurant (directly across the street) featuring local band, Sabor.
“Latino and Hispanic culture and customs have a major presence in our city,” states Shane Morrow, Director of TCU. “Latin Music is a perfect reflection of the culture and is an overall popular phenomenon that has been recognized by people of all races and social backgrounds. This event is my way of honoring those who have contributed to our community’s growing rich culture and diversity.”
The event has a pay-what-you-want admission. “Though contributions are appreciative, it is not required. I believe that it should not block our community to accessing and appreciating the arts, especially a TCU production. We just want people to come out and celebrate the diversity of our community through the arts,” states Shane Morrow.