June 28, 2016
HOUSTON – June 28, 2016 – Celebrate Central America at the Rothko Chapel.
At 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, Walagante will be performing on the plaza at the Chapel, located at 3900 Yupon St. Suggested donation for the event is $10.
Refreshments will be available at the concert, with Sweetcup selling gelato and free beer from Saint Arnold Brewing Company.
Walagante is a Houston-based ensemble, performing Garifuna music from Central America, a culture primarily on the Caribbean coast, descended from West African, Central African, Island Caribbean and Arawak people.
Drums and maracas are central to this musical style, which was declared a “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO in 2001.
The performance is a continuation of the Chapel’s Summer Sounds on the Plaza series.
“As a sacred space dedicated to cross-cultural understanding, Rothko Chapel is excited to invite Walagante for what will surely be a fun and beautiful performance,” public programs director Michelle Ashton said. “We look forward to an evening of dance and celebration of culture.”
For more information about the Rothko Chapel and the full calendar of upcoming programs, workshops and events, visitrothkochapel.org or call 713-524-9839.
About the Rothko Chapel
The Rothko Chapel is open to the public every day of the year at no charge and successfully interconnects art, spirituality and compassionate action through a broad array of free public programs. Founded by Houston philanthropists Dominique and John de Menil, the Chapel was dedicated in 1971 as an intimate sanctuary. Today it stands as a monument to art, spirituality and human rights. As an independent non-profit, non-governmental organization, the Chapel depends on contributions from foundations and individuals to support its mission of creating a space for contemplation and dialogue on important issue