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Carnaval Celebration 2013
Frank Leto and PANdemonium with the Odara Dance Ensemble


The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) continues its annual celebration of CARNAVAL with a festive and colorful evening of music and dance featuring the Odara Dance Ensemble and the musical group PANdemonium on Friday, February 8th , and Saturday, February 9th, 2013 at 8 pm in the NHCC’s Albuquerque Journal Theatre. This year’s performance features the CARNAVAL celebrations of Cuba, Trinidad, Brazil and New Orleans. Pilar Leto, founder, choreographer and artistic director of the Odara Dance Ensemble, and Frank Leto, musical director and leader of PANdemonium, have created a dazzling production of engaging music, vibrant dance and beautiful costumes.

Tickets for this year’s CARNAVAL celebration are $15, $20 and $25 with a $5 discount for students, seniors, and NHCC members. Tickets can be purchased at the National Hispanic Cultural Center box office, at 505-724-4771, or through the Center’s website at

The National Hispanic Cultural Center, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Hispanic arts and culture at the state, national and international levels.