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La Familia Torrez-Peña at Anoka County Library

Date: Sep 17th, 2012

Live at the Library will feature traditional Mexican songs performed by musicians La Familia Torrez-Peña at Northtown Library, Saturday, October 6th at 2:00 pm.  This program is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited. 

La Familia Torrez-Peña is exactly what you would think: a family. Pedro Torrez, Donna Peña, and their two adult children, Laura and Hondo, play a varied program of old Mexican traditional songs, along with songs taken from Mexican pop and music halls, and adaptions of American pop and Irish music.  The group sings great harmony arrangements and plays a wide variety of instruments.

“Music is meant to be shared,” said Library Board Vice President Cathy Montain. “Enjoy the show with your family and be inspired to explore your own musical roots.”  

La Familia Torrez-Peña are presented by Grassroots Culture and Anoka County Library in partnership with MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency) and this program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

“Now more than ever, libraries bring people together,” said Anoka County Commissioner Robyn West.  “This is another great community program bringing our libraries to life!”

Northtown Library is located at 717 County Rd 10 NE in Blaine.  For more information call 763-717-3267.