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Festival de Posibilidad

Jul 16 Through Jul 17 | Sat |
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FESTIVAL DE LA POSIBILIDAD is a FESTIVAL OF POSSIBILITIES! Arts Education Nonprofit Hosts Celebration of Cultural Diversity July 16 & 17, Lower East Side/NYC FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: NEWYORK, NY--The Foundation for New American Art, an art education nonprofit dedicated to nurturing the visionary artists of tomorrow, is hosting a two-day festival of multi-cultural arts, music, dance and creative experiences for all ages. - The family friendly free festival of fun will be held July 16 & 17 at The Clemente Cultural and Educational Center, in the heart of the lower east side at 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002 and will feature performances and workshops by master artists and musicians from Africa, Latin America and China. Foundation for New American Art (FNAA), a 501c3 nonprofit founded by multi-disciplinary artist Phoebe Legere, received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to assist in producing the multi-cultural family festival. The Foundation for New American Art mission is to educate, strengthen and nurture the artistic and musical spirit of the children of low-income communities. Schedule of FREE Events: Saturday, July 16: A multimedia Global Musical Journey in the Fabulan Theater at the Clemente Cultural and Educational Center 107 Suffolk St. 7-10 -Tamir Hargana, a Mongolian Throat Singer who plays many instruments including the “Horse Guitar.” Tamir is known for combining Heavy Metal and traditional Mongolian vocals. -Maria Raquel, a charismatic singer from Medellin, Columbia with a powerful voice. Maria is an ambassador for Latin American music. -Salieu Suso, an “edu-tainer” from Africa. Salieu is a culture bearer from the thousand year old Griot tradition who plays the Kora. - Master of Ceremonies will be Phoebe Legere, (Abenaki/Cajun) President of the Foundation for New American Art. Phoebe will present and interview the artists in Spanish and English. Sunday, July 17: 12 - 5 outdoors, FREE, on La Plaza of The Clemente 107 Suffolk St. Noon – Paintbrushes Not Guns – Painting Workshop 1pm – Colores de Frida – Puppets and Music show about Frida Kahlo 2pm - How to Do Mongolian Throat Singing with Master Musician Tamir Hargana 3pm Carolina Jaurena, Learn to Salsa! - Carolina Juarena - teaching beginner level Salsa for the whole family, 4 pm -Nico Wells, Zen Tango – All girl tango dancers with LIVE tango music by Nico Wells of Argentina 4:30 pm The Climax of the Festival de la Posibilidad - The Rumberos – ft. Paul Nieto Community Dance on La Plaza of the Clemente til dark!!! Let’s DANCE together to integrate the amazing energies of diverse cultural traditions from all over the globe! Let’s SING together to celebrate a culture of belonging, tolerance and inclusion in New York! Let’s CELEBRATE and GIVE THANKS for the distinguished immigrant traditions so integral to the powerful and world-changing culture of our great city! Communal art practices are the very best way to eradicate the systemic racism, sexism, ageism, and intolerance that plague us. Dance, song and art have harmonized and brought mental stability to communities for 100,000 years. It is time to return to organic solutions to modern problems. The names of our programs tell the story of our mission: “Paintbrushes not Guns!” “Let Every Child Sing!” “Music Teachers Without Borders!” The two-day Festival de la Posibilidad will be filmed by Haoyan of America for broadcast on our free educational online show: “The Color Wheel” Phoebe Legere is available for interviews, comments on the Festival and her work in nonprofit arts education. To learn more, visit our website at

Venue: Clemente Cultural and Educational Center

107 Suffolk St Map