This August 15 (rain date August 16) event will feature El Conjunto Guajiba y Sharina “La reinita que canta.” They will present jíbaro music, rural folk music from the countryside and mountains of Puerto Rico. Director Roberto Piñeiro is a musical powerhouse with years of playing in different traditional music ensembles around New England and Puerto Rico. Sharina De Leon, “the songbird,” is a fourth-generation trovadora who improvises lyrical rhymes in the songs. Come hear the music that some feel embodies the feeling and flavor of Boricua pride!
This concert will take place on the beautiful CHS lawns at 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford. Grounds are open for seating and picnicking from 5 PM, and the music begins at 6 PM. All of the CHS outdoor concerts are free and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and food, or pick up a delicious meal or snacks from a food truck, which will be on site from 4:30 – 7:00pm!
This concert is the final performance of the 2019 season of the Connecticut Historical Society’s outdoor concert series on summer third Thursdays, which presents the work of the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program (CCHAP), a statewide initiative that documents diverse cultural traditions and shares the artistic creations and community cultural practices of folk artists living throughout Connecticut. The concert series is generously supported by the Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Trust Fund, Bank of America N.A., Trustee, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the CT Office of the Arts/DECD.
For more information about the artists, please click here.