Join Us as We Celebrate International Mother Language Day at the
“I Love Idiomas So Much! Festival
Watch live cultural and language-based performances by BoCca student groups and by a variety of local cultural organizations.
Participate in cultural and language learning activities.
Meet local organizations that provide language learning and cultural programs in the community.
A Free Family Friendly Community Event!
Live Performance Lineup:
“Oliver Rajamani performs innovative soul stirring original music. Rajamani has created a sound of his own with the historic threads of Indian/Gypsy folk, Romani and Texas cultures and music while bringing recognition to the historical Indian origins of the Romani people.
An Austin, Texas World Music award winner, a nominee of the 2008 US Artist Award and the 2014 nominee of the prestigious German world music award in the European Charts, Rajamani has toured internationally and has recorded and performed with poets and artists wide-ranging in style including Jeronimo Maya, Gypsy Kings, Willie Nelson, Edie Brickell, L. Shanker, Eric Johnson, Ustad Shujaat Khan, Ustad Aashish Khan, Glen Velez, Paravai Munniamma, Tomasa La Macanita, Dotschy Reinhardt, Robert Bly, Coleman Barks, Paul Maar including performing for the Maharaja of Jodhpur, India, Gaj Singh II. He has been a featured artist on the NPR BBC radio amongst numerous other radio, TV stations and magazines.” https://oliverrajamani.com/
Kayumanggi Pinoy Rock Band
Blending traditional Filipino sounds with those of various rock genres, Pinoy Rock originated from Manila from the 1960’s and 1970’s. Over the past decades, Pinoy Rock has evolved to be increasingly diverse with a wide audience appeal while still maintaining Filipino cultural roots. Lyrics are sung in Tagalog.
Eliud Garcia, the singer and band leader of the ELIUD Band, is from Rio Grande City, Texas, near the border of Tamaulipas, Mexico. After obtaining a degree in music performance from Texas State University, Eliud continued his music career in classical music at Yale University. While playing solo in New Haven, Connecticut, Eliud met Giovanni Crespo Medina, an established artist who has worked with well-known artists such as Elvis Crespo, Olga Tañon, Tito “El Bambino”, and many others. Crespo Medina collaborated with Eliud and produced Eliud’s first album, Versitos. This collaboration greatly influenced Eliud’s musical style, giving it a broader audience appeal. In 2018, Eliud moved back to Texas. He currently resides in Austin where he teaches music and performs with his band. Eliud Band members include Gabriel Martinez, Jack Harper, Trevor Villwock, Matt Flores in addition to other invited artists. https://www.facebook.com/ELIUDMUSIC/videos/472549126891449/