Cantaré, Latin American Music introduces audiences of all ages to the beautiful songs and rhythms of Latin America in an exciting interactive performance. Drawing from the musical heritage of the Caribbean, Central and South America, Cantaré performs an entertaining blend of songs in Spanish and Portuguese, while sharing the music's cultural and historical background.


School Programs (Pre K - 12)

Cultural presentations, residencies and workshops for school assemblies, Hispanic Heritage Month, Diversity Day, Family Night, International Night, and more!

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Family Programs

Public performances at museums, libraries, festivals and other public venues.

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College Programs

Cultural presentations, residencies and workshops for colleges and universities. Performed by Cantosur.

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Hispanic Heritage Month Programs

Cultural presentations for government agencies, non-profits and corporate settings. Adult programs performed by Cantosur.

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Theater Programs  

Public performances in large theater settings. Family programs by Cantaré and adult programs by Cantosur.  

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Seniors Programs

Cultural presentations at senior centers. Performed by Cantosur.

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CantoSur was created by vocalist Cecilia Esquivel and guitarist Dani Cortaza to perform Latin American music for a wide variety of settings. The duo is often accompanied by top musicians from the Washington DC Metropolitan Area and New York on keyboard, bass, percussion, drums, horns and other South American instruments. The size of the group ranges from a duo to a quartet or quintet, depending on the needs of the particular event.

Some of the styles of music we offer:

  • Brazilian jazz
  • Latin jazz
  • American Jazz
  • Brazilian popular music
  • South American folk music (this may include Paraguayan harp, Peruvian cajón, and several other regional instruments)

CantoSur provides vocal and/or instrumental music for:

  • Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations
  • Concerts (theaters, museums, galleries, outdoor venues, etc.)
  • Festivals
  • Private or public events - large and small
  • Ceremonies
  • Restaurants, Bars

Feel free to ask if you are interested in a music style that is not listed.

Please contact us to request a promotional packet, or click here to hear some of our most representative music samples.