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About Latin American Music Festival

ABOUT LAMF

Mission

The Latin American Music Festival, established in 2018, stands as a cultural beacon in Boston, dedicated to serving underrepresented and marginalized communities. Our focus is on Latin American classical music and traditional Mexican music, specifically Son Jarocho. These musical traditions, born and developed post-colonization, carry profound cultural significance. By combining these two powerful genres, we aim to create a homey ambiance that fosters a sense of safety and belonging for families, providing an avenue for educational enrichment.


“The Latin American Music Festival (LAMF) is an international celebration of classical repertoire by Latin American composers, enriching emerging artists through competitions, masterclasses, and performances. We champion underrepresented communities and traditional Latin American music, fostering cultural exchange since 2018. Collaborating with esteemed institutions, LAMF provides transformative musical education, both online and in person, uniting diverse communities in a shared celebration of Latin American musical heritage.”

Vission

The Latin American Music Festival (LAMF) is a dynamic international festival dedicated to celebrating and promoting the rich classical repertoire crafted by Latin American composers or those inspired by the region’s vibrant music and culture. Our mission extends beyond the concert hall; we are committed to fostering the growth of emerging artists through a comprehensive platform of competitions, masterclasses, seminars, workshops, and recitals, providing them with a transformative musical education anchored in the diversity of Latin American music.

In addition to nurturing new talent, LAMF is dedicated to championing underrepresented communities and traditional Latin American music and instruments. We proudly support genres like the traditional Son Jarocho music from Veracruz, Mexico, ensuring their continued presence and appreciation.

Since our inception in 2018, marked by the triumphant return of the legendary composer, conductor, and guitarist Leo Brouwer to Boston, LAMF has forged impactful collaborations with prestigious institutions such as the New England Conservatory, Northeastern University, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Rivers School Conservatory, the New Arts Center of Newton, and Carriage House Violins, among others. Together, we curate an exceptional faculty comprising sought-after teachers and performers, offering individual lessons, masterclasses, workshops, and engaging public performances both online and in person throughout the Greater Boston Area. LAMF is not just a festival; it’s a catalyst for musical excellence and cultural exchange, uniting diverse communities in a shared celebration of Latin American musical heritage.”

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Latin American Music Festival 2021 Competition 1st round - Malte Höfig
Latin American Music Festival 2021 Competition 1st round - Malte Höfig
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Matija Hozjan-Preliminary round, Latin American music festival 2021
Matija Hozjan-Preliminary round, Latin American music festival 2021

Board Member

Zaira Meneses Latin American Music Festival

Zaira Meneses

President

Zaira Meneses Latin American Music Festival

Julimar Alarcon

Treasure

Zaira Meneses Latin American Music Festival

RaqueL Fisk

Secretary

Zaira Meneses

President

Julimar Alarcon

Treasure

RaqueL Fisk

Secretary

Salome Sandoval

Artistic Advisor

Shirley Spinetta

Outreach Events Advisor

Akili Jamal

Events Coordinator Multi instrumentalist

Jorge Soto

Residence Unidos Conductor

Paola Caballero

Unidos Orchestra Coordinator

ADVISORY BOARD

Andres Lopera

Residence Unidos Conductor

Kriten Graser

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