[Press and Public Relations] Latin Beats To Celebrate Cultural Diversity

November 2001

No 190

Displaying classical expertise in a contemporary setting, Alonso Mendoza, Mexican musician and Artist in Residence at the University of Leicesterís Richard Attenborough Centre, will be performing this third concert of 20th Century Percussion on Saturday 8th December at 7.30pm.

Alonsoís unique and engaging performance style will be added to with the help of students from his Latin Drumming courses, making use of a wide and unusual variety of percussion instruments. The performance will feature previews of specially written, new music by Jeremy Arden and Priti Paintal alongside the work of renowned international composers Miki and Rosauro.

Tickets for the concert are available from either the Richard Attenborough Centre (0116 252 2455) or Phoenix Arts box office (0116 254 4854) priced £7.50 / £6 / £5. The Richard Attenborough Centre is on Lancaster Road, Leicester.

Celebrating Cultural Diversity events continue into Spring 2002 with more activities leading to the concluding event, LATIDOS (heart beats), an extravaganza of music, performance, film and visuals based on rituals and festivals from around the world, taking place on 2nd & 3rd March. For further information or to get involved please contact Philip Herbert at the Richard Attenborough Centre.

The project particularly welcomes people with disabilities, having excellent access in this purpose built Centre. Celebrating Cultural Diversity events have been made possible by the support of the Foundation for Sport and the Arts.

Notes to Editors: Further information on Celebrating Cultural Diversity at the Richard Attenborough Centre is available from Philip Herbert, telephone 0116 223 1526, email: pah14@le.ac.uk.

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