TAMIU's 'Cri Cri' Makes Special Appearance at Encinal Benefit
There are a few more chances to see the magical world
of "Cri-Cri: El Grillito Cantor" (Cri Cri:
The Singing Cricket). On Saturday, April 24, the Texas
A&M International University dancers will travel
to the county park in Encinal, Texas for a special
performance to benefit Hecho en Encinal at 4:30 p.m.
Hecho en Encinal is a non-profit arts and cultural organization
and this event will be part of the Spring Garden Party
to raise funds for the program. Other children's activities
at the Party include face painting, spin art and a
showing of a video created by Encinal children. In
addition, there will be a silent auction featuring
Performances will also be held on Friday, April 23 at
10 a.m. in Zapata at the high school and at 1:30 p.m.
at the Bruni High School.
"Cri-Cri," originally created by the Mexican-born
Francisco Gabilondo Soler as a radio educational show
teaching children positive values, reached its fame
in Mexico and Latin America in the 1940s and has continued
to be a popular icon since.
"Cri-Cri's" story starts with Pancho and
Teté, two children who must spend the weekend
at their grandmother's house. At first, they are not
convinced they will have a good time at their grandmother's,
but are intrigued by her attic, full of forgotten objects
like dolls, old jars, furniture and an old radio. Soon,
they meet Cri-Cri, a cricket who guides them through
a world of adventures, mischief and unique places.
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