TAMIU Presents Popular Children’s Show
Cri-Cri: The Singing Cricket April 20-21
A much loved children’s character known in Latin America as ‘Cri-Cri: El Grillito Cantor’ (Cri-Cri: The Singing Cricket), comes to life again at Texas A&M International University at a dance recital Friday, April 20- Saturday, April 21.
The performance, which celebrates the music of Francisco Gabilondo Soler, Mexican composer and performer of hundreds of children’s songs, will be at 7 p.m. each night in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Theatre. General admission is $5. Children 10 years old and under and students with a valid Student ID enter free.
Soler created ‘Cri-Cri’ in 1932 in Veracruz, México as a musical radio show to teach children positive values. The legacy of his music continues on to this day.
The concert includes performances by TAMIU students currently enrolled in the University’s dance program. They will perform in a variety of dance styles such as tap, flamenco and folklórico.
The dancers will perform as costumed characters from a variety of Soler’s classic songs including “Caminito a la escuela” (The Little Walk to School), “El ratón vaquero” (The Cowboy Mouse), “Los Enanos Toreros” (The Little Bullfighters) and 24 other favorites.
For more information, please contact Bede Leyendecker at 326.2649 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit offices in the TAMIU Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, room 217.
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