The Delightful Festival: Latinx (Cuban) Delights

February 15, 2020 @ 6:00PM — 10:00PM

Celebrating the cultural contributions of Jamaica's immigrants.

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A Better Jamaica is pleased to present The Delightful Festival: African Delights, Asian Delights, Caribbean Delights, and Latinx Delights. Join us as we celebrate Jamaica's vibrant immigrant population through this series of FREE evenings of ethnic music, food and film.

Latinx (Cuban) Delights

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Delightful Food - Cabana
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Delightful Music - Conjunto Guantánamo
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Delightful Cinema - "Chico & Rita"

* Those with a reservation will be granted access to the performance space at 5:45 pm. Those without a reservation will not be allowed access to the performance space until 6:00 pm.

Make a reservation so we know how much food to order!

Delightful Music: Conjunto Guantánamo. Conjunto Guantánamo's soulful sound is layered with authentic Cuban swing and sophisticated influences like “El Barbaro" Benny More, Arsenio Rodriguez, Roberto Faz, and Miguelito Cuní. Playing authentic traditional Afro-Cuban rhythms like Son Montuno, Cha-Cha-Cha, Mambo and Rumba with contemporary energy, their performances sometimes transition into extended experimental descargas -- a type of Afro-Cuban improvisational jam session -- using musical motifs straight from the streets of Havana and Matanzas, combined with the very spirit of New York City. The band inspires thousands of New Yorkers and international fans alike to swivel their hips in the name of Latin passion.

Delightful Cinema: "Chico & Rita" - Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.
Directors: Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal
Writers: Ignacio Martínez de Pisón, Fernando Trueba
Stars: Eman Xor Oña, Limara Meneses, Mario Guerra
"Chico & Rita" Trailer: https://youtu.be/LgmBLyItITA

The Delightful Festival is presented by:
A Better Jamaica, Inc.

With the generous support of:
New York City Council Member Adrienne Adams
New York City Council Member Rory Lancman
New York City Council Member I. Daneek Miller
New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson
The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs