The Latin American Choir of New Zealand (CLANZ) is an Auckland-based group whose members meet every week to share the joy of singing together in Spanish. Under the direction of professional musician Celina Reyes, the group welcomes anyone, regardless of their singing experience or their level of Spanish. Each rehearsal is a chance to improve one’s singing ability as well as maintain or enhance one’s proficiency with the language. CLANZ explores a wide range of traditional, folk and popular songs from Latin America and Spain, promoting an appreciation of Hispanic culture within its membership and amongst the greater community. The group rehearses every Monday during school terms at the Leys Institute in Ponsonby from 5.45 to 7.15 p m.
The Dances of Universal Peace are simple meditative community-building circle dances. They use sacred phrases, chants, movements and music from the world’s wisdom traditions. There are no performers, no audience members, and no experience necessary.