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AMERICAS LATINO ECO FESTIVAL V
#LATINOECOFEST #HISPANICECOHERITAGE

The Americas Latino Eco Festival is the nation’s premier, public meet up of Latino American environmental minds and a multicultural gathering place for artists, scientists, advocates, public policy leaders and community from across the Americas to discuss novel solutions to advance a healthy environment, locally and globally, through arts advocacy, education, and engagement of culturally diverse populations.This exciting festival with over 500 presenters and participants, and an audience of over 5,000 has something for everyone! 

The three-day event will include an environmental film series, leadership artivism trainings, an eco book fair with authors’ presentations, a green exhibitors hall, a Colorado River summit, an international eco drawing arts Expo, a BioBlitz in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service that will engage more than 400 fourth graders in an interactive biological survey of local surroundings, and a whole day devoted to family-friendly events including performances, workshops, eco shorts planetarium shows, a mariachis showcase and much more.

ALEF2017: People & Waters First: Ripples of Hope

The five thematic pillars of this year’s ALEF include: People and Waters, Restoration and Public Lands, Clean Air and Climate Hope, Food Safety and Sovereignty, and Honoring Our Water Protectors

Region of Honor: Colorado River 

Country of Honor: Cuba

ALEF is an initiative of Americas for Conservation + the Arts (AFC+A) and is co-presented with GreenLatinos in partnership with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, The Nature Conservancy, the U.S. Forest Service, National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association, and Benitez Strategies.

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Friday, September 15
 

9:45am

Mister G, Latin GRAMMY Award-winning Children's Music

A Latin GRAMMY Award winner for Best Children’s Album, Mister G (Ben Gundersheimer) has been called “a bilingual rockstar” by The Washington Post and “irresistible”by People Magazine. His 2017 release, Mundo Verde/Green World, is a collection of environmental-themed songs which were debuted at his concert during the National Climate Rally in Washington, DC. www.mistergsongs.com  Mundo Verde/Green World video



Speakers


Friday September 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
DMNS- Rose Garden
 
Sunday, September 17
 

11:00am

Martin & Gio Tropicalismo Music

Martín Better Longo (Ecuador) & Gio Blackmon (USA) are an intergenarational blend of Tropicalismo and World Music coming to Denver from New Orleans



Artists

Sunday September 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:15am
Morgridge Family Exploration Center

11:20am

Mister G, Latin GRAMMY Award-winning Children's Music

A Latin GRAMMY Award winner for Best Children’s Album, Mister G (Ben Gundersheimer) has been called “a bilingual rockstar” by The Washington Post and “irresistible”by People Magazine. His 2017 release, Mundo Verde/Green World, is a collection of environmental-themed songs which were debuted at his concert during the National Climate Rally in Washington, DC. www.mistergsongs.com  Mundo Verde/Green World video

 

 


Speakers


Sunday September 17, 2017 11:20am - 11:35am
Morgridge Family Exploration Center

12:00pm

Eco-Artivist Challenge

Americas Latino Eco festival invites 15 artist to compete in the very first Eco-Artivist Challenge. A competitive arts showcase highlighting climate justice and our responsibility as stewards of this planet while supporting local Colorado artists. In a world with growing concerns for climate change and the crisis we find ourselves in, art is a language of unity and progress. Colorado artists are invited to support, connect, and compete in an arts showcase highlighting nature and conservation.

Art is a powerful tool to raise the volume on our planet’s current challenges and moves the needle towards a deeper understanding in the pubic. Creating space for this conversation is crucial and gives the community a space to voice concerns from a grassroots perspective. Performers can create pieces to raise awareness, celebrate nature, and draw inspiration from our natural wonders…. there is no boundary to expression. #LatinoEcoFest #GreenLatinos #Eco-Artivists  



Speakers


Sunday September 17, 2017 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Ricketson Auditorium in the DMNS

1:20pm

Mister G, Latin GRAMMY Award-winning Children's Music

A Latin GRAMMY Award winner for Best Children’s Album, Mister G (Ben Gundersheimer) has been called “a bilingual rockstar” by The Washington Post and “irresistible”by People Magazine. His 2017 release, Mundo Verde/Green World, is a collection of environmental-themed songs which were debuted at his concert during the National Climate Rally in Washington, DC. www.mistergsongs.com  Mundo Verde/Green World video



Speakers


Sunday September 17, 2017 1:20pm - 1:40pm
Morgridge Family Exploration Center

2:15pm

Mariachi Sol de Mi Tierra
Mariachi Sol De Mi Tierra enjoys a prestige that they have gained over the years. In the past 12 years, they have been a part of various events associated with the National Western Stock Show. For the past 9 years, they have shared the stage with the Colorado Symphony in the festivities for Cinco de Mayo at Boettcher Concert Hall. 

Speakers

Sunday September 17, 2017 2:15pm - 2:20pm
Morgridge Family Exploration Center

3:20pm

4:15pm

Baracutanga Music Concert
Background: Baragutanga is a seven-piece band – representing four different countries (Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru,USA) – prides itself on arranging traditional South American rhythms, such as huayñoand cumbia in new andinteresting ways.

Speakers
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Baracutanga

Baracutanga is a seven-piece band representing four different countries (Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, USA) that prides itself on arranging traditional South American rhythms in new and interesting ways, such as huayño and cumbia with Middle-Eastern darbuka or mixing Afro-Cuban bata and... Read More →


Sunday September 17, 2017 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Morgridge Family Exploration Center

4:50pm

Mariachi Parade
Moderators
avatar for Aura Vasquez

Aura Vasquez

Climate Justice Director, The Center for Popular Democracy

Speakers

Sunday September 17, 2017 4:50pm - 5:00pm
Morgridge Family Exploration Center