La Feria Festival arrives in Liverpool with Latin American music, songs and dances
Luma Creations of Liverpool is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the La Feria Festival of Latin American Arts and Culture.
The festival will take place September 23-26 at four venues ranging from the Baltic Triangle to Liverpool’s Central Library.
The first event will take place at the District in the Baltic Triangle on Thursday 23 September from 8 p.m. It will be an evening that will showcase the rich tapestry of Latin American music.
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Angelica Lopez and her group of eight musicians will perform. Angelica is a Latin American Lucas Music Award winner in the UK and Europe and has been honored by her city, Cartagena, for her contribution to Colombian music.
There will also be music and songs by Luma Quinet, percussion by Katumba and Latin DJ Irmita, host of the I love Salsa Show.
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The festival will move to the Bombed Out Church for the show on Friday, September 24 starting at 7 p.m., where visitors will be entertained with dances and songs featuring a range of companies from Bolivia, Mexico and Colombia.
You can book your tickets for Friday here.
On Saturday September 25, between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m., there is a free event at the Central Library, with performances, workshops, stands and exhibitions. Visitors will be able to craft lanterns, headdresses and more, with Peruvian master puppeteer and mime artist Jose Navarro also making an appearance.
On the last day, Sunday September 26, La Feria takes place in Liverpool city center with an exciting program of pop-up street performances, featuring artists from Peru, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and more. .
Francisco Carrasco, event planner and creative director, created Luma Creations with Freddy Perez in 2011 to promote and celebrate Latin American arts, artists and their communities.
He said it was about “creating new works and bringing together collaborations between Latin American and diverse artists and communities.”
Magaly Flores, Director of Colibri Dance Company said: “We look forward to coming back to Liverpool and collaborating with Luma Creations as well as showcasing our Mexican culture and dances”.
Angelica Lopez added: “I can’t wait to play Liverpool for the La Feria festival. Hope to see lots of people and make new friends. My group and I can’t wait to be at the District in the Baltic Triangle on Thursday 23 ”.
In the past, Luma Creations has hosted one-day events and in 2020 produced a week of online events titled FERIA LATINA with 40 performances, lectures, workshops and online activities.
Francisco said: “LA FERIA is the culmination of the work that we have been aiming to create for a few years and that we hope to make an annual event. We have been able to create a festival rich in its diversity, presenting elements of culture and the arts Latin Americans who rarely get airtime in the UK “.
La Feria translates to The Fair or The Festival.
Luma Creations’ work takes his team all over Liverpool and the city area. They worked on a summer play project with St Patricks and Windsor Street Schools with children aged 7 to 11. and I have worked with Belvedere, Greenbank Primary and many other schools.
Francisco explained to ECHO what projects they run in schools and said: “introduction to Latin American culture, carnival, music, storytelling, movement and more. We also run workshops throughout the year as part of our community engagement program ”.
He added: “including working with refugee groups, women, our local community and the Latin American community in the Liverpool City area”.
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