LUCHA's 1st Annual Masquerade will take place on Friday, September 5, 2014 at the historic Stan Mansion (2408 N. Kedzie) from 7:00 p.m. - Midnight. Help support LUCHA and delight in a night of live music, drinks, and great company!
The evening will feature a delectable selection of Cocina Fusion’s best food options, including empanadas, sopesitos, and taquitos. Mingle while sipping a beverage from the open bar made possible by a generous donation provided from The Beverage Testing Institute.
VIP reception guests will be treated to a jazz duet special performance by members of the Barry Rubato Collective (6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.). All guests will be treated to a special Bomba performance by Jorge Emmanuelli Náter y sus Bomberos during the main evening festivities ... and we'll then dance the night away to the sounds of DJ Flash, who will be mixing Latin and today's top hits.
There are other surprises planned for the evening, including performances and a brief program through which LUCHA will share the impact of its work. There will even be a photobooth available so you can take photos to share with your family & friends!
About Bomba Master Jorge Emmanuelli Náter
Jorge Emmanuelli Náter - great grandson of master Bomba musician Sergio Náter Peña (most well known for his mastery of the “Primo” or “Subidor” lead drum of Bomba during the early 1900s). Jorge embodies the legacy of at least 100 years of Bomba & Plena knowledge in his family. He is a member, director and founder of the Bomba & Plena ensemble known as “The first family of Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena Evolution” Hermanos Emmanuelli Náter.
During his 30 years of musical and cultural work, this master practitioner has made significant and historical contributions in the preservation, dissemination, and execution of both Bomba and Plena in Puerto Rico, the broader United States, and in Europe.Most recently, Jorge has worked to further the evolution of these genres through his conceptual orchestra CAPRE – Chicago Afro Puerto Rican Ensemble which is the first ensemble to have Plena and Bomba as its root musical forms and purposefully only utilizes traditional Puerto Rican instruments in its percussion section.
Tickets are $80 per person, but you can purchase two tickets for $120 (a savings of $40). There are also several levels of sponsorship available, ranging from The Coat of Arm ($500) to The Queen's Jewels ($10,000). Each sponsorship level comes with several amenities, including admission tickets, invitations to our VIP reception prior to the main event (6:00 - 7:00 p.m.), logo placement, and more.
Cocktail attire, costumes, and masks are all encouraged. There will even be a costume and mask competition, so dress to impress!
Any questions or comments can be directed to Maricela Ramirez, LUCHA Development Associate, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 773-276-5338 ext. 232.