This season, the Kennedy Center presents IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix, a vibrant three-week festival celebrating cultures of Portuguese and Spanish-speaking peoples, the impact they've had throughout the world, and the vast influences they've embraced from other cultures.
Eugenia León y Las Voces de Mujeres, Voces del Pueblo
March 14 - 15 at the Eisenhower Theater
Over the course of her illustrious career spanning more than three decades, singer Eugenia León has become a Mexican cultural icon. She began her career in the 1970s, singing with groups that reflected the political concerns of young students. In 1982 she had her first solo performance and began building up her repertoire with songs by the Mexican song-writers of her generation. By 1985 she had won the OTI Festival in Seville, Spain and has since continued her career, becoming one of the most respected music artists in Mexico.
In this special multimedia performance, she pays tribute to the greatest Ibero-American female singers. The concert features composers from 13 countries, including Mercedes Sosa (Argentina), Violeta Parra (Chile), Chavela Vargas (Costa Rica/Mexico), Lola Beltrán (Mexico), Jesusa Rodríguez (Mexico), Concha Méndez (Mexico), Maristela (U.S./Mexico), Nina Simone (U.S.), and more. Ms. León is joined onstage by artist Cecilia García Amaro who will paint live.
March 4 at the Millennium Stage
Since its founding in 2005, METALES M5 MEXICAN BRASS have established themselves as Mexico's leading Brass Quintet with international recognition. Combining their skills at virtuoso chamber music, non-stop interaction with the audience, inborn showmanship, and inimitable Latin American charm, M5 concerts are unique musical-theatrical experiences.
The group has been touring the US and Canada extensively since 2008 and even made its South American debut in Colombia 2012 and its African Debut in 2013 in Algeria. Their music synthesizes classical, contemporary, folk, film, and pop arrangements to produce their very own sound.
2700 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20566
March 3 - 24