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Let's enjoy La Havana Madrid: award-winning immersive musical!

Hosted by the Consul of the Chicago Local Activities Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Fri 21 Jun 19:00 - 22:30

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Let’s get transported to the vibrant Caribbean Latinx music scene of the Protected content in a delightful night of cha cha, salsa, and love. La Havana Madrid embodies the spirit of the legendary Chicago nightclub. We will go also to mingle and chat about the play with a drink to a nearby place after the theater!

La Havana Madrid is Teatro Vista/Collaboraction ensemble member SandraDelgado’s immersive documentary theater experience, complete with live music, based on the true story of the Protected content Chicago nightclub, La Havana Madrid. Inspired by real stories of Cuban, Puerto Rican and Colombian immigrants who found refuge there, La Havana Madrid recreates a special time and place in Chicago history by immersing audiences in the lively music of that decade, from mambo to salsa. Throughout, La Havana Madrid also tells how and why Latinos originally migrated to the shores of Lake Michigan, only to be pushed further west – away from the lake – by the forces of gentrification and racism.

Fellow Teatro Vista ensemble member Cheryl Lynn Bruce directs Delgado’s theatrical, cinematic history of Latino Caribbeans in Chicago. Legendary Colombian-American musician Roberto "Carpacho" Marin, and his band of 30 years, Carpacho y Su Super Combo, will play live every show, with Delgado as lead singer. Together, the play’s band and cast will chronicle the history of Caribbean Latino music through the decade, from mambo to the birth of salsa, all in a live, nightclub setting.

The play starts at 7:30 pm and last around 2 hours including an intermission. We will meet at 7:00 pm to make the line at the entrance and find seats together. We will go for a drink to a nearby place after the play.

Buying the ticket ahead of time is recommended since the play might be sold out. You can buy the ticket on line on the link provided. Make sure you buy the ticket for Friday Jun 21, Protected content .