Harpist: Maestro Mariano Gonzalez @ the May 15, 2005 Paraguayan Independence Day Festivities
Soprano: Elisabet “Lizzie” Romero
Presidente de Asociacion Paraguaya (Las Vegas)- Sr. Roberto Mazacotti
Elisabet Romero, born in Buenos Aires- Argentina on July 5 1969, has been performing since the tender age of 9 years old with her talented brother, Cristian Romero, “el guitarrista”/the guitarist. The Paraguayan Harp is the national instrument of Paraguay and so when she first saw a live performance of this instrument, it was truly “love at first sight”.
She has traveled throughout the United States (New York, California, Florida, Nevada) performing for international dignitaries, private functions, and for folk festivals where illuminaries as Jose Feliciano and Vicky Carr performed simultaneously.
Alongside her harp studies, Elisabet has pursued vocal instruction at the University of California Berkeley School of Music and with other notable private instructors whereby she’s participated in The Sound of Music professional production in Fort Lauderdale Florida; at the ESPY Awards 2000 at the MGM Grand Arena; and headlined at the Orleans Hotel and Casino, “Hollywood in Vegas” 2001 - just to name a few. Her greatest vocal influences include the magnificent crossover “artistas”: Linda Ronstadt, Gloria Estefan, Barbara Streisand, and Celine Dion.
Elisabet currently volunteers her musical talents as music therapy for oncology centers like Nevada Cancer Center and Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada. She also promotes Latino Health Awareness projects lending her music to various cultural events around the Las Vegas Valley and an upcoming Stage Production in Reno, Nevada. She works for the noble mission of Nathan Adelson Hospice’s “Hispanic Outreach Program”(assisting in providing Compassionate Care and Support to the Terminally Ill and their loved ones) and as a result founded the statewide Nevada Hispanic Outreach Coalition on End of Life Care Issues, “Dignificando La Partida” (under the auspices of University of Nevada, Reno’s Center for Ethics and Health Policy) -- to work towards being the guiding force for Latino resources on End of Life Care.
Through her musical talents, she hopes to showcase the glorious musical folk traditions of Latin America and simultaneously help close those gaps on health disparities involving our diverse communities. Elisabet encourages everyone to volunteer their unique talents to make this a better community for us all.
PROGRAM TO PERFORM AT
THE LAS VEGAS II ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL 2005
Richard as the MC.
1. RICHARD'S MAIN EXTENDED INTRODUCTION OF
Paraguayan Music/traditions/ paraguayan association.
2. Richard discusses Recuerdo de Ypacarai
3. Recuerdo de Ypacarai (Mariano en arpa, Lizzie solo canto)
4. Richard discusses: Pajaro Chogui
5. Pajaro Chogui (con bailarinas, duo de arpas, Lizzie canta y toca el arpa simultaneamente)
6. Richard discusses Pajaro Campana
7. Pajaro Campana (Mariano en arpa, dancers) Lizzie takes a break
8. Richard discusses La Galopera
9. Final Song: La Galopera (everyone participates).
(Mariano en arpa, dancers, Lizzie sings).
10. Richard final words!
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