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OFFICE OF THE MAYOR: Proclamation                          FINAL WRAP REPORT: Latin American Cultural WeekŪ 2008


Latin American Cultural Week (LACW) is an annual celebration of Latin American culture in New York City. This year's events will take place in all five boroughs of the city between November 9 and 22. LACW 2009 is produced by Pan American Musical Art Research, Inc. (PAMAR -www.pamar.org) and is the 4th annual presentation of this increasingly important showcase. LACW 2009 also celebrates the 25th Anniversary of PAMAR.

Partnering with many of the City's most prestigious cultural institutions, LACW's presents the highest quality art and artists to the broadest cross-section of the New York community. This years' schedule includes presentations in visual arts, music, theater, dance, auctions, artist's talks and panel discussions, book presentations, literature and multimedia.

PAMAR is very excited to announce that LACW 2009 will be again supported by the Latin Media and Entertainment Commission of the City of New York. PAMAR is very grateful for their support.

Once again, LACW will be working with PINTA (www.pintaart.com/),a major contemporary Latin-American art fair that will be taking place during LACW 2009.

LACW 2009 opens on November 9, 12:00 noon in the World Financial Center Winter Garden with a special Latin American Piano Festival, featuring Argentina's Carlos Franzetti presenting Latin Jazz, American Allison Brewster Franzetti performing Classical music, Mexican Max Lifchitz playing Contemporary classical, Argentina's Octavio Brunetti performing Tango and Uruguay's Polly Ferman presenting traditional Latin music. The pianists, representing a wide range of piano styles and genres of Latin music, will perform solos, pieces for 2 pianos, as well as 4 and 8 hand pieces. Also participating are tango dancers Karina Romero and Dardo Galetto.
This special launch event is jointly presented by PAMAR and arts>World Financial Center, which is the country's largest, free, year-round public arts program thanks to its generous sponsors American Express, Battery Park City Authority, Brookfield Properties and Merrill Lynch.

LACW Producer Polly Ferman is the founder and Executive Director of PAMAR. For more about her, please visit

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council