The Biennial of the Americas 2019 Festival Officially Is Underway, But We Already Have Highlights From Yesterday!

Mariachi Alma del Folklore, an all female mariachi group kicked off the official opening of the 2019 Binennial of the Americas. Photo by Latin Life Denver MediaMariachi Alma del Folklore, an all female mariachi group kicked off the official opening of the 2019 Binennial of the Americas. Photo by Latin Life Denver Media
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Photo by Latin Life Denver Media

Mariachi Alma del Folklore, an all female mariachi group kicked off the official opening of the 2019 Biennial of the Americas summit this morning at the McNichols Building in Downtown Denver. (see video). Denver Mayor Michael Hancock talked about the value of having Biennial of the Americas held in Denver every two years. “We are able to bring Latin America to us and let them see through a conversation about empathy in action, about celebrating our culture and our commitment to the arts and how it speaks in different languages no matter where you come from. The power of our value system here in Colorado is on display this week.” said the Mayor, adding, “We are excited that this is an opportunity for us to bring down the walls that may divide us and build and strength the changes that can lift us up.” (see video).

Biennial Board Chair, Mike Fries also talked about "Empathy in Action " theme and why is was chosen for this year's summit.

Biennial Board Chair, Mike Fries also talked about “Empathy in Action ” theme and why is was chosen for this year’s summit. Photo by Latin Life Denver Media

Biennial Board Chair, Mike Fries  also talked about “Empathy in Action ” theme and why is was chosen for this year’s summit. (see video)

Over 85 delegates from the Youth Congress for Sustainable Americas gathered yesterday for a full-day of thoughtful programming. Delegates traveled from Chile to Canada to work together and share best practices to push for urgent climate change action. Meanwhile, our partners at the CSU Salazar Center hosted their inaugural Symposium on Conservation Impact at McNichols Building. And speaking of sustainability, local artist Brandon Bullard spent the day weaving textiles for #28 Rubric. Swing by McNichols Building to see the finished installation!

Carlos Martiel’s raw and provocative performance of “South Body,” curated by Marisa Caichiolo in partnership with K Contemporary left the audience deep in thought and awe.
The art installation openings of Adriana Ramirez’ “I am going to _ _ _ _ ,” Brandon Bullard’s #28 Rubric, local artist Moe Gram’s Every Human, and Suchitra Mattai’s Imperfect Isometry is also available for viewing.

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Clínicas #1 – #4

McNichols Building | Free

There is still space in today’s clínica sessions featuring topics on education, housing, art and transportation! Join us to hear from thought leaders from across the Americas.

Power in Migration

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm | McNichols Building | Free

We are delighted to be partnering with the Latino Leadership Institute for this important discussion on the real challenges and opportunities of migration. This timely topic profoundly impacts the Americas and we are looking forward to this important discussion. Thank you to The Center for American Progress and the George W. Bush Institute.

Latin Beats: Sonidos de las Américas 

7:00 pm | Boettcher Concert Hall | Free

** Event is sold out. Contact 303.623.7876 for ticket availability **

Hopefully you have your tickets already, Latin Beats: Sonidos de las Americas is once again sold out. We are looking forward to celebrating Latin music and culture with everyone tonight! Contact 303.623.7876 for up to date ticket availability.

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Cósmico Americas

4:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Saturday, September 28 | Civic Center Park | Free

See what the whole town (and media) have been buzzing about — grab your friends and join the Biennial’s closing celebration this Saturday evening.

Cósmico Americas is free, family-friendly and will feature food trucks, curated cocktails and a stellar lineup featuring local artists Kiltro and Los Mocochetes, Billboard’s Top Latin Artist on the Rise Jackie Mendoza, and Colombian bands Mucho Indio and Systema Solar!

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