A musical tribute to Ignacio Villa Fernández (1911-1971), the legendary Cuban singer-pianist and songwriter, who came to be known to his millions of fans as Bola de Nieve. The inimitable artist’s quasi cult following prevails to this day. His life and art will be placed within a social context and will be accompanied by vintage photographs, recordings, and films, some seen in public for the first time. Presented by the distinguished cultural journalist, Armando López.
211 E 49th St, bet. 2nd & 3rd Aves., NYC
FREE ADMISSION for MEMBERS
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Armando López is a notable cultural journalist and producer with a long trajectory in the entertainment industry, dating back to his work in Cuban television, where he was writer for several years for the Saturday evening show Juntos a las 9:00 and for the cultural newscast Televista. He was founding editor of the popular journal Opina, and was the creator of Premio Girasol, awarded to the country’s most popular artists. In New York he has produced musical extravaganzas at Avery Fisher Hall, The Town Hall, and The Manhattan Center. His articles, newspaper columns and interviews have appeared in major Hispanic media outlets in the U.S., as well as in Spain and Latin America. He is a frequent lecturer on Cuban popular music in colleges and cultural institutions throughout the United States.
This event is co-sponsored by Instituto Cervantes
And is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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