Mar 242009

poster_chicagolatinfilm25OPENING NIGHT GALA – Friday, April 17, 2009

Sponsored by Univision Chicago, the Festival kicks-off in grand style with the Chilean box office hit, El Regalo (The Gift). This refreshing comedy stars Nelson Villagra as Francisco, a depressed widower who is given the gift of a short vacation by his best friends. The trip will yield unexpected turns that will change their lives forever. Directors Cristian Galaz and Andrea Ugalde will be in attendance. A cocktail reception and live entertainment will follow the screening.

Film: 6:00 p.m. – AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois, Chicago

Reception: 8:00 p.m. – River East Art Center, 435 E. Illinois, Chicago

Tickets: $75 General/$60 ILCC Member

Proudly presented by the International Latino Cultural Center, the Chicago Latino Film Festival celebrates its first quarter-century with over 100 feature and short films in an array of genres–fiction, documentary, animation, drama and comedy. The Festival runs April 17-29 and is considered the oldest and most comprehensive Latino film festival in the country. The film selections continue to reflect the great diversity of the Latino culture from the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, Portugal, and Spain.

“I truly believe the Festival is a jewel for the City of Chicago that has contributed greatly to its positioning as a world-class city. For the past 25 years, I’ve committed myself to sharing the Latino culture with Chicagoans by highlighting the work of our artists and making a stand against discrimination. At this moment, I can proudly speak on behalf of everyone who has helped me, that we have a great achievement to celebrate!” expressed Pepe Vargas, Founder and Executive Director of the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago and Director of the Chicago Latino Film Festival. Continue reading »

Mar 042009


We are proud to present internationally known Latin-American Neo-Folklore musical group, Santiago Cuatro!

Santiago Cuatro website:

Saturday, March 14, 2009 at
6:00 p.m., with a reception at 7:30 p.m.
of Illinois at Chicago Performing Arts Building

1044 W. Harrison, Chicago, IL 60607
Room L 285 EPASW.

FREE for UIC students
FREE members of the International Latino Cultural Center (current and new)
$15 for the general public and are available by calling (312) 431-1330.

Santiago Cuatro represents a pure expression of the Latin-American
Neo-Folklore that started in the sixties and continued
on through today. This group has embraced the different expressions from
Latin American Neo-Folklore music through their musical styling.
A mainstay on Latin-American Neo-Folklore these past 30 years, Santiago
Cuatro has performed in several music festivals and performed in many
countries including South America, Mexico and the United States.

This project is partially supported by a grant from the Governor’s
International Arts Exchange Program of the Illinois Arts Council.

UIC Sponsors: Latin-American and Latino Studies, CHANCE Learning Center,
Department of Performing Arts and Office of International Affairs

Off Campus Sponsors: Illinois Arts Council, International Latino Cultural
Center, Consulado General de Uruguay en Chicago, Consulado General de
Chile en Chicago.

For more information contact:
Latino Cultural Center
Phone: 312-996-3095

Nov 092008

“Ven a aprender nuestro baile nacional”

Te invitamos a un taller gratuito de cueca, dirigido por nuestro conjunto folclórico Patiperros y patrocinado por el “Latino Cultural Center” de la Universidad de Illinois en Chicago (U.I.C).
Seran cuatro clases de una hora y media, y una quinta reunión final donde se realizara una pena familiar, con una presentacion especial y baile.

**Taller Para todas las edades***

Donde: 750 South Halsted,  Chicago IL 60607
Lecture Center B2 (Latino Cultural Center U.I.C.)
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Primera Clase: Sabado 22 de Noviembre, y los cuatro sabados subsiguientes.
Hora: 5:00pm -6:30pm

Para preguntas, por favor llamar a: Daniela Penaloza al (773) 616-2542.

Inscribete aquí. **Cada participante, debe inscribirse, no importa la edad***

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Oct 162008

Saturday, October 25, 2008 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
University of Illinois at Chicago
Lecture Center B1

  • Descargar invitacion / download the flyer here: Paula Monsalve – UIC [PDF]
  • Reception will follow concert
  • **Free Admission**

PAULA MONSALVE, singer, native of Chile, will return to the UIC Latino Cultural Center B1 on Saturday, October 25th at 5:30 pm.

In this performance she combines her inevitable skills with the Argentinean Band NAN, directed by Diego Clemente. Together they bring the release of her latest album ”REINA MIA-QUEEN OF MINE’’ a selection of Paula’s own lyrics inspired by the deep profound feelings of life, sorrow, love and hope. Also they will present a traditional folk music repertoire with “THE MUSICFROM THE END OF THE ANDES “….songs by Violeta Parra, Atahualpa Yupanqui,Victor Heredia and many others.

Paula has become a true cultural ambassador to the Midwest. Since 1986 she has performed with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Anderson Symphony Orchestra, Marion Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta Clasica de la Universidad de Santiago, Chile and the Ben-Dorit Symphony Orchestra from Israel.

”It is impossible to pinpoint the exact elements of her artistry that transformed a typical concert into a unique and intimate evening for both audience and orchestra members. Paula is a born artist! Her natural warmth conveyed through her singing as well as her tremendous presence totally captivated the audience through the evening. Her voice is inviting and exotic. She speaks to everyone, and all are touched by her sincere direct message. ”
Thomas Elefant, Music/Director/Conductor, Richmond
(Indiana) Symphony Orchestra.

Please join us for a night of music, wine, cheese, and crackers.
Please visit Paula’s web,

Off-Campus Sponsors:
Consulate of Chile, the Consulate General of the Argentine Republic, International Latino Culture Center
UIC Sponsors: UIC, Latino Cultural Center, Latin American and Latino Studies Program, Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Program, and Chance Learning Center.