The Embassy of Paraguay to the United States and the Permanent Mission of Paraguay to the Organization of American States are pleased to announce “Paraguay nendive” (Paraguay with you at La Cosecha) a concert of Paraguayan music and folkloric dance to celebrate the 212th Anniversary of the Republic of Paraguay, hosted at La Cosecha in Washington, D.C.
Join us and enjoy the concert by Jopara Ensemble and traditional dance by Koeti Ballet. We look forward to enjoying your company on this special day!
Date: May 13, 2023 2:00 – 4:00 pm
2:00 PM – 2:45 | Live music by Jopara Ensemble
Location: Balcon, La Cosecha. Limited seating available.
This ensemble combines traditional elements of Paraguayan music as well as classical and more contemporary elements to create a unique and dynamic sound. The word jopara is in the native language of Paraguay, Guarani. In this context, jopara represents a blend of harmonies and rhythms from the world with many facets of Paraguayan life. The Jopara Ensemble was created by Paraguayan musicians Ramiro Miranda (violin), Irene Diaz (cello), Alejandro Avila (piano), and Aleia Gonzalez (guitar).
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM | Paraguayan dance Performances by Koeti Ballet
Location: Balcón, La Cosecha. Limited seating available.
Paraguay has a rich cultural heritage, and traditional music and dance play an important role in the country’s culture. One of the most popular traditional dances in Paraguay is the “Polca Paraguaya”
The Polca Paraguaya is characterized by its fast tempo and the use of castanets, which are small percussion instruments held in the hands of the dancers. The dance involves a series of intricate steps and movements, with the dancers often twirling and spinning around each other.