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Agora Cultural Architects present Fabiola Méndez “Afrorriqueña” Concert & “Negrura” Audiovisual Project

Sep 18, 2022

Let’s make sure Latinxs everywhere are seen and heard!

Fabiola Méndez comes to Hartford! Join Fabiola for an outstanding audiovisual experience September 18th (7:00 PM) at Charter Oak Cultural Center.

Fabiola + band will be performing songs from her latest album Afrorriqueña. The music pays tribute to the African influences in Puerto Rican culture through the poetic lens of Fabiola’s artistic mind! The album draws inspiration from Puerto Rican poets: Carmen Colón Pellot, Angelamaría Dávila, Ana Teresa Toro, Mayra Santos Febres, and Yara Liceaga.

Before the band takes the stage, enjoy the screening of Negrura, a short film by Fabiola Méndez. Negrura is an audiovisual storytelling experience that showcases the stories of Afro-Latinx folks from Boston’s Latin Quarter Cultural District. The film aims to create spaces for conversations about colorism, anti-blackness, discrimination, and racism within our own Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latinx community. Music, at the core of the project, connects our voices to provide a space for self-reflection, support, and healing!

Reserve your tickets now by CLICKING HERE.

Meet the artist:

Fabiola Méndez has been playing the Cuatro since she was 6 years old and was the first student to graduate from Berklee College of Music with the Puerto Rican cuatro as her main instrument. Fabiola has participated in multiple recordings, including the Banco Popular Special Eco (2008), Fabiola Méndez and Herencia Criolla (2009), Ready for Departure (2014), Cuatro Sinfónico (2019), Al Otro Lado Del Charco (2019), and Afrorriqueña (2021), the last three being cataloged as part of the best 20 productions of 2019 and 2021 consecutively, according to the National Foundation for Popular Culture.

Check out her website for news, more music and upcoming projects!

“To focus, through my music, on the reflection of various aspects of my identities to connect and inspire individuals who might have similar experiences as me, or with those who wish to become allies in understanding others’ perspectives to create a more respectful, just world.” – Fabiola Méndez.

Ágora Cultural Architects: A boutique production firm committed to Latinx arts and culture. We partner with talent, producers and institutions like you to promote and enable a diverse cultural landscape. Check out our upcoming events!

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September 18
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
$25 – $30
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Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Charter Oak Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106 United States
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(860) 310-2580
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