The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Bachata Academy DREAM Project Performance

Poster Design by James Hindle

Bachata Academy DREAM Project Performance

You are invited to an exclusive introduction to Bachata, an evolving genre of folk art that is quickly gaining international popularity as an alternative to Salsa. The Bachata Academy Dream Project Performance features Grammy-nominated musician Abel Martinez and a group of exceptional students from the Bachata Academy in the Dominican Republic. The Bachata Academy is the first and only program teaching Bachata in the world. Started in 2013, the Bachata Academy aims to enrich the Dominican community through song and dance and to share barrio culture internationally. This special event takes place on Friday, February 28th, 7:00 PM at the Northampton Center for the Arts Flex Space at 33 Hawley Street. Portions of the proceeds for this event benefit the 2020 ArtsEZ Grant Round administered by the Northampton Arts Council.

Ticket Information:

Advance Price General Admission All Ages - $15 (Available online or in person); Day of at Door Price General Admission All Ages - $20

Advanced Tickets Available Online - or by calling 1-800-838-3006; In Person at State Street Fruit Store in Northampton, Cooper’s Corner in Florence, or A.J. Hastings in Amherst.

Tickets will be available at the box office of 33 Hawley Street starting at 6:15 PM on the day of the event.

Headline Sponsor: Smith College

Media Sponsors: Daily Hampshire GazetteWRSI - 93.9 The River/WHMP/Hits 94.3/Pure Oldies 96.9New England Public RadioNorthampton Open RepublicanValley Advocate

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