Back for its ninth edition, Ritmo y Color celebrates the cultural richness and vibrancy of today's diverse Latin American communities.
The theme of terrain helps steer the festival's curatorial approach by investigating terrior and how one's sense of place informs cultural production. Migration plays a central role within this theme as it is a powerful influence for much of today's music, dance and food across the Americas.
Two of the most visible manifestations of migration is the ubiquity of Indigenous, African and European roots within popular cultural expressions, and the dialogue between el campo (rural areas) and el centro (urban centres). This can be seen in both cuisine and artistic practices such as the journey of the drum through Latin America and how staples of rural diet have become key ingredients in both classic and contemporary dishes.
We'll look at how terrain is altered and explore the commonalities and nuances of regions and the concept of fiestas. Ritmo y Color will showcase contemporary Latin America while reflecting on its varied traditions.
Rodrigo Fritz, Lead Artistic Associate
Sergio Elmir, Assistant Artistic Associate, Music