And we’re throwing a party!
Hey, you know us – we might be a little behind the curve sometimes, but we mean well.
In April While Rome Burns celebrates it’s one-year-and-a-month anniversary, with PDX Latin faves Sabroso and indigenous dance group Huehca Omeyocan. It’s a reprise our our very first benefit from March 2017, supporting our good friends at Latino Network. This one will be a super-fun, super-dancey affair – do you expect anything less from WRB? – so bring the kids, bring a hankering for pizza, and bring appropriate footwear.
And if you have any doubts, check out the video below – that should help you make up your mind.
Sunday April 22, 5 – 7 PM
Mississippi Pizza Pub & Atlantis Lounge
3552 N. Mississippi Ave
Portland, Oregon 97227 (map)
$10. 100% goes to Latino Network.
Latino Network is a Latino-led education organization, grounded in culturally-specific practices and services, that lifts up youth and families to reach their full potential. LatNet’s work springs from the core belief in Latino community self-determination — the ability of community members to participate meaningfully in the decisions that affect their lives and the lives of their families.
Brothers Pablo and Ricardo Ojeda have been writing and playing music together for as long as they can remember. Their musical writing style has taken many forms during the evolution of their sound. From the national touring dance floor packing beats of Rubberneck, to the hypnotic passionate rhythms of Toque Libre. The Ojeda brothers have continually produced eclectic musical incarnations that meld rhythm and melody together in their own unique way.
Their latest musical offering is called “Sabroso”, meaning flavorful in Spanish. Sabroso starts where Toque Libre left off…the next chapter. Dance floors will move and groove to the sophisticated Latin rhythms and steady funky soul pulse of Sabroso.
Huehca Omeyocan is a group dedicated to promoting cultural practices of the Mesoamerican peoples primarily focused on Prehispanic (Aztec) dance and music. Our goal is helping people reclaim their true identity (native identity) and history, by learning the history of our ancestors which is ultimately our own history.
When we create sounds and movements we do so with passion because it is in these moments that we have a connection with nature, our ancestors, and our community. We believe our grandparents’ spirits are encoded in all the instruments we use to create music and they guide us on our journey of self-discovery.Sacred energy is within all of us and it’s our responsibility to share it with our community in a respectful and inclusive manner.
When we create sounds and movements we represent that history and we do it with passion.
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