About the Residency

 

The Arts Alliance presents a five-day residency with Patiño Vázquez, bandleader of Los Sugar Kings, a Boston-based quartet known for their high level of musicianship, dynamic live performances and rich harmonies. Their music shows strong Cuban & Latin influences but also draws heavily on music from nearly every continent. Patiño’s residency will offer northern New Hampshire residents the chance to explore Cuban culture & heritage through music & dance performances, workshops and events for all ages. Patiño will work with schools and communities in the region Monday through Thursday, and on Friday, he will be joined by his bandmates onstage for two invigorating performances. The final performance will be at the historic Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem, NH. 

These programs are part of an artist residency presented by the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire and supported in part by the New England States Touring Program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies, including the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Thank you to all of our local hosts and to Neskaya for promotional support. All are welcome regardless of their ability to pay.  All are welcome regardless of their ability to pay. All programs will be held at sites that are accessible to those in wheelchairs. If you require additional accommodations, please contact us before October 1st. 


 

Upcoming Performances

Los Sugar Kings in Concert 

October 23, 8 p.m.

Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main St., Bethlehem, NH

Join us for our culminating performance with Los Sugar Kings, known for their superior musicianship and passionate and dynamic live performances that will you have you dancing in your seat (or on your feet) at the historic Colonial Theatre. We're thrilled to partner with the Colonial to bring this fantastic band to a beautiful venue. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Reserve your tickets today!

Tickets: General Admission $20 Adults, $18 Colonial Members w/ ID, $15 Arts Alliance Members w/ ID, $10 Students, $50 Maximum/Family or $40 Maximum/Arts Alliance Member Family w/ ID

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Workshops

Workshop for Dancers (ages 12 & up)
Tuesday, October 206:30-8 p.m.
Jeanne Limmer Dance Center
Reporter Court, Eastern Slope Plaza, North Conway, NH

Advanced dance students are invited to explore Latin dance styles w/ Patino Vazquez, dancer & bandleader of Los Sugar Kings.

Cost: $15 Adults, $12 Students, with additional discounts for Arts Alliance members. Preregistration is requested. 

Workshop for Dancers Flyer


Teacher Workshop 
Tuesday, October 20, 3:30 p.m.
Bethlehem Elementary School - Music Room
2297 Main St., Bethlehem, NH

For music educators (all levels) & any educators seeking to incorporate Latin music into their teaching. Bring percussion instruments if available. Discussion will include how counterpoint works in Cuban and Latin music, breaking down the rhythms and seeing how the music swings around the clave pulse, and how music educators can explore this music with their students. 

Cost: $15 Adults, with additional discounts for Arts Alliance school & individual members. Preregistration is requested.

Teacher Workshop Flyer   

Community Music Workshop (for ages 12 & up) 
Thursday, October 226-7 p.m. 
421 Main St., Franconia, NH

A hands-on exploration of Cuban & Latin music, focusing on rhythms and counterpoint. Bring percussion instruments if available. (Some on hand.)

Special thanks to Neskaya Movement Arts Center for helping us to promote this workshop!

Tickets: $10 Adults, $5 Students, with additional discounts for Arts Alliance members - or stay for the dance workshop and attend both for $20! Preregistration is requested.                  Flyer to Share


Community Dance Workshop (for ages 12 & up) 
Thursday, October 227-8 p.m., followed by 30 minutes of social dance 
421 Main St., Franconia, NH

Learn some new Latin dance moves and get the chance to try them out!

Special thanks to Neskaya Movement Arts Center for helping us promote this workshop!

Tickets:$15 Adults, $10 Students, with additional discounts for Arts Alliance members - attend the music workshop as well for $20! Preregistration is requested.                    Flyer to Share

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About the Artist

 

Los Sugar Kings is a Boston-based quartet known for their dynamic live performances, rich harmonies, intense musicianship and ability to transcend genres with an authenticity rarely heard. In their world, respect is paid to the forefathers and traditions of Afro-Cuban Son, Salsa and Rumba-Flamenca but Los Sugar Kings (named after a Cuban baseball team) also actively draw on influences from nearly every continent in their unique roots-rock-reggae fusion repertoire. All are highly accomplished on their instruments, however the true magic of Los Sugar Kings is how these four individuals come together to put on a performance worthy of any festival, party, club or concert hall. Every show is an intimate dialogue between the band and their audience, with both sides communicating in a manner that is spontaneous, passionate, thoughtful and joyous.