21.06.2012 - 27.08.2012
Milan, June 21 to August 27 2012 – Moving to a Latin beat at the Assago Forum
Latinoamericando, the European festival dedicated to Latin American culture, makes its way to Milan, bringing sunshine and big names like Manà (July 7, in Italy for the first time), Ivete Sangalo (July 26- 27) and many more.
This year’s leitmotif is “Discovering a Continent,” by way of five itineraries created exclusively for the festival and for the Forum: Poetry and Literature, Art/Design and Fashion, Tourism, Cuisine, and Cultivation and Maintenance.
Not only music, but also art and design will be a big feature, with an ad hoc gallery in Piazza delle Nazioni exhibiting unique Latin American pieces. High-quality artisan production using avant garde techniques, as well as gold and jewelry made with spondylus, Peruvian conches, precious stones, and Mexican silver will all be on display. Clothing and furniture will include ponchos and scarves of Andean alpaca; as well as equipales, typical Mexican rocking chairs made of wood and leather hides; saddles and other goods made of capybara skin. Those looking for more decorative objects will find Chulucana pottery and ceramics, sculptures and pre-Colombian reproduction vases.
Many other are the side-events taking place at Latinoamericando, including the possibility to walk through the avenidas of a village and tropical gardens constructed just for this event. There will also be various food stands, restaurants and tastings for those interested in a culinary experience.
MM2 Metro Green Line to Assago Milanofiori Forum
Shuttle Service to Latinoamericando Expo from Milan
By car: Beltway West (Tangenziale Ovest), Assago Exit – Direction Forum - Forum di Assago – (Area Parking B - Via G. Di Vittorio, 6 )