Performance

AGO Live: Beny Esguerra and New Tradition

Beny standing outside in a field, holding traditional instruments in their outstretched hands, one in each hand.

Image courtesy of the Artist/Small World Music

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Performance

AGO Live: Beny Esguerra and New Tradition

Fridays July 8, July 15, 7 pm and 8 pm
Walker Court, Art Gallery of Ontario

AGO Live returns to Walker Court with live music performances from local Latinx, Filipinx and Spanish artists, inspired by the AGO exhibition Faith and Fortune: Art Across the Global Spanish Empire. Presented partnership with Small World Music, this summer series features a breadth of music from percussion, flute and vocals to contemporary cross-cultural vibrations, including performances by Karla Garcia and Jeimmi Carrasco, and Tocani. Limited Seating is available. 

Ruben “Beny” Esguerra arrived as a child to Tkaronto from Bacatá (Bogotá, Colombia) as a political refugee with his parents, who were receiving threats for their human rights activism. Today, he is a two-time JUNO nominated multi-instrumentalist/producer, spoken-word poet, arts educator and community worker. in 2021, he was chosen as the laureate of the 2020 Ontario Arts Foundation Arts Educator Award and was nominated and chosen as a finalist for the Toronto Arts Foundation’s Community Arts Award.

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