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Closing Night – Spanish Illustrators: The Color of Optimism

  • Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)

Spanish Illustrators: The Color of Optimism

An exhibition on a young generation of Spanish illustrators who represent a global reference for their creativity.

Closing Night Spanish Illustrators

  • On Tuesday, June 21 at 7 pm.
  • At the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain. Free, RSVP required. First-come, first-served.

Enjoy the exhibtion Spanish Illustrators: The Color of Optimism in a very special and unique way. Join us for the closing night party with the awarded film Chico & Rita and the charming music of Pavel Urkiza.

Chico & Rita. Directed by Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal and Tono Errando, Spain, 2010, 94 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles. Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment. From Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas, two passionate individuals battle impossible odds to unite in music and love.

Pavel Urkiza is a Cuban/Spaniard musician, composer, producer, and arranger of great sensitivity and connection to world musical cultures. Recognized as a master musician for his contributions to contemporary Afro-cuban music he is considered one of Cuba’s most skilled and innovative composers and performers. His music is intimately rooted in traditional Cuban rhythms and melodies yet is distinguished by his own personal rhythmic style flavored by the Afro-Cuban, folk, jazz, flamenco, as well as Brazilian, Afro-beat, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Oriental and Indian rhythms.