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Tlen-Huicani brings Latin music to Crescent City


CRESCENT CITY – Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) presents the fourth performance of its 2011-12 season – Tlen-Huicani from Veracruz, Mexico – at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at Crescent Elk Auditorium, 994 G St. 


Tlen-Huicani is an Aztec word that means “the singers.” Since its formation in 1973, the group has been dedicated to preserving and promoting the musical heritage of Veracruz. Its members are from the different regions of that state in Mexico, have learned different music expressions of the area and have searched for forgotten forms and new creations.     

Artistic director Alberto de las Rosa is known for his musicianship on the harpa jarocha – the Latin folk harp – which is smaller than the orchestral harp and has a more metallic, brighter sound. Under his direction the group, which performs in traditional costumes, has mastered many types of Latin music, including that of Peru, Colombia, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina and Ecuador, as well as that of Veracruz.

Tickets cost $18 for general admission, $15 for seniors 65 and older, and $12 for students in kindergarten through full-time college. Tickets are available at Del Norte Office Supply in Crescent City, Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supplies in Brookings and at the door beginning at 6:45 p.m.

For more information, contact DNACA at 707-464-1336.


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