Celebrando Nuestras Raíce – Celebrating Our Roots

Join the Lopez Library for an evening of music, food and community as we celebrate the Americas with music from the award-winning duo of Correo Aereo at Grace Church on Saturday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Correo will perform the traditional music of Mexico, Venezuela and Argentina as well as their own compositions combining string and percussive instruments with beautiful vocal harmonies described by the Austin Chronicle as “…locked in embrace.”

For Correo, the commitment to community resonates in all they do with an emphasis on the importance of sharing their music with many different communities, forging cultural connections through all ages and ethnicities. They have performed at festivals, theaters and music venues throughout the U.S. and abroad including Winnipeg Folk Festival, Austin Music Hall, EMP Seattle and Holland’s Moondive, an international media project/concert produced by VPRO Television-Radio Amsterdam. They have also been featured at Seattle International Children’s Festival, the Knitting Factory in NYC and on NPR Radio programs Latino USA, All Things Considered, Splendid Table, and Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now.

They were selected winner of the prestigious Austin Music Award for Best Traditional Mexican/Latino Act. This special musical event will be held in the amazing acoustics of Grace Episcopal Church and refreshments will follow. The evening is sponsored by Humanities Washington and Friends of the Lopez Library.

A suggested donation of $5 – $10 dollars is appreciated with all proceeds benefitting the Lopez Island Family Resource Center. For more information contact Jen Krajack at the library. 468-2265