Fiesta de Perú featuring La Patronal
Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 pm
at the Iowa Valley Continuing Education Center, Dejardin Hall (3702 S. Center St., M’town)
Tickets are $12.50 each (sold at the door prior to the performance); Free to students with a current MCC ID card
Fiesta de Perú will feature La Patronal, a unique brass band from Lima, Peru. Rooted in the tradition of ‘fiestas populares’ (town fairs common in rural villages across Latin America), La Patronal honors these gatherings, which celebrate tradition through fireworks, dancing, masks, and religious images. La Patronal members are direct descendants of rural musicians from Peru, and use this knowledge of folk culture in combination with their formal music studies to preserve their heritage while also bringing it to the present. Their lively performances encourage audience participation and dancing with contagious percussion and vibrant brass and winds.
This engagement of La Patronal is made possible through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
Directions to the venue
The Iowa Valley Continuing Education Center is located on the southwest corner of the Iowa Valley/MCC campus at 3702 S. Center St. in Marshalltown. Enter via the road at the south end of campus (by the baseball field) and park in the lot on your left. Enter the IVCE Conference Center via Door #11.