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Noche Cultural

By Rachelle Bowden in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 30, 2005 5:22PM

2005_03_nochecultural.jpgThis Friday the Inter-American Magnet School is hosting their first annual spring benefit, Noche Cultural, from 6pm - 8:30pm.

Noche Cultural's intention is to bring awareness of Latin America's rich and diverse cultural heritage with a night of music and dance, a food fair, and children's art activities. At the same time, much needed funds for the school will be raised.

The lineup includes live entertainment from

  • Machu Pichu, music of the Andes
  • Tarima Son, an Afro-Carribean influenced Jarocho ensemble
  • Group Taino, a Puerto Rican dance group
  • Tierra Colombiana Dance Company, a Columibian folkloric troupe
The event is bilingual, family friendly, and open to the public. It's only 5 buckeroos to get in for adults and only 2 for kids. Under 2 is free.

2005_03_noche.jpgThe Inter-American Magnet School is Chicago's only public school to be founded by parents. It has long been considered a national model of a successful bilingual, multicultural education and over 640 multi-ethnic and economically diverse Pre-K - 8th grade students from all over the city attend the school. All of the proceeds of Noche Cultural will support the schools mmission to promote social, cultural, and educational diversity and excellence.