Festival Del Cuatro Concert to Honor Women

CLAREMONT, Calif. (November 12, 2008) — The 3rd annual Festival del Cuatro concert will honor Puerto Rican women, as well as all women who struggle in supporting a cause, this Saturday, November 15, at 6:30 p.m. in Garrison Theater in the Scripps College Performing Arts Center.

The concert features Emma Colón Zayas, Maribel Delgado, and Nelian Colón, three of the best cuatro players in the world. The women will perform traditional Puerto Rican music on the cuatro, the Puerto Rican national instrument. The ten-stringed cuatro is used to play Puerto Rican traditional jibaro, salsa, classical, and other types of modern music; one will be raffled off as part of the evening’s events.

Edwin Colon Zayas y su Taller Campesino, fresh from the Latin Grammys, will also accompany the performers throughout the evening.

Doors will open at 6 pm. For further information or to obtain tickets, please email info@festivaldelcuatro.org or visit the Festival del Cuatro website.


About Scripps College

Scripps College was founded in 1926 by Ellen Browning Scripps, a pioneering philanthropist and influential figure in the worlds of education, publishing, and women’s rights. Today, Scripps is a nationally top-ranked liberal arts college and women’s college with approximately 950 students, and is a member of The Claremont Colleges in southern California. The mission of Scripps College is to educate women to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars, so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.

 

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