¡Arriba! Community Dance Parties at the High Line

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

¡Arriba! Community Dance Parties at the High Line


Grab your friends and bring your dancing shoes – evenings of live Latin music and dancing are returning to the High Line this summer!

Friends of the High Line is pleased to partner with HAI and Hudson Guild to host some of New York City’s best Latin bands at the High Line, transforming the park into an open-air dance floor at sunset.

Part of High Line Live! – a performance series at the High Line – ¡Arriba! nights in June, July, and August feature different live acts bringing their own energy, musical style, and flavor to our community dance parties.

Wednesday, June 19
Orlando Marin, the Last Mambo King, and his dynamic band from the Bronx kick off ¡Arriba! with traditional salsa and merengue rhythms that get visitors of all ages shaking to the beat of the timbales drums.

Wednesday, July 24
Liliana Araújo and her lively band Forró da Madame heat up ¡Arriba! with Brazilian forró, a popular dance and musical style marked by accordion, triangle, and zabumba bass drum beats.

Wednesday, August 21
Inspired by the guajiro musical rhythms of Cuba, Nu D’Lux of New York City offers a funky mix of son montuno, rumba, danzon, and timba styles to close out the ¡Arriba! series.

Chelsea Market Passage
On the High Line at West 16th Street

This High Line Program is free and open to visitors of all ages. No RSVP required.

Enjoy dinner and dessert after dancing under the stars. On the High Line between West 15th and West 16th Streets you will find tacos, gelato, ice pops, and more seasonal treats from our food vendors, as well as Terroir at The Porch, a full-service, open-air café serving beer, wine, and small plates with sweeping views of the Hudson River. Learn more.

About Liliana Ara&uacutejo
Born in Ceará, in the northeast of Brazil, Liliana Araújo is a singer, dancer, and researcher of Brazilian folk dance and music. She has tread upon stages throughout her country in performances of music, theater and dance. A dancer in Grupo Raízes (dança afro), Liliana then joined the Companhia Vatá (Brazilian tap) and Soul Nêgo (performance) in their research of the folkloric traditions of Brazil, focusing primarily on the rich, multi-cultural nordeste. Now in North America, Liliana has continued highlighting and spreading Brazilian culture through performance and education at schools, universities, festivals, and cultural centers throughout the United States and Canada, including the Montreal Jazz Festival, Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), American Folk Festival, Hollywood Palladium, and Lincoln Center Outdoors. In New York City, Liliana has been a teaching artist (dance and music) for Young Audience Arts for Learning, Midori and Friends, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Manhattan New Music Project, CREATE and Symphony Space. Liliana has great respect for the mestres das tradições (master teachers) and pride in the folkloric traditions of her country, which she imparts through her work. Liliana currently performs as a solo artist and with Forró da Madame and Nation Beat.

About HAI
For over 42 years, HAI, a non-profit arts agency providing New York's culturally underserved communities with opportunities to participate in and enjoy the city's rich array of arts events.

About Hudson Guild
Hudson Guild is a multi-service community center serving those who live, work or go to school in Chelsea, with a focus on those in need.

¡Arriba! is presented by Friends of the High Line as part of High Line Live! – a performance series at the High Line. High Line Live! is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the New York City Council. ¡Arriba! is presented in partnership with HAI and Hudson Guild.