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Stamford's Mayor Pavia Meets with Ecuadorian Queen of Riobamba

Catherine Guadalupe stopped by the mayor's office Monday to thank him for support of the INTAKE program, a cultural music program.

Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia met Ecuadorian Queen of Riobamba, Catherine Guadalupe Monday afternoon when she stopped by to chat about INTAKE, a Stamford-based musical program.

Guadalupe was in town to develop relationships with Pavia and Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia to help foster INTAKE, a culturally-centered music program. She was originally supposed to attend a fundraising fashion show at Stamford High School before the past weekend's storm forced the cancellation of the event. A promo for the event can be seen above.

INTAKE is a non-profit focused on "improving the quality of life for under-served Stamford youth," by expanding creativity in music through exposure to new styles and instruments, and the implementation of cross-genre play, using an array of non-traditional instruments to create classical sounds and vice versa.

Guadalupe, through translator and INTAKE Artistic Director Angelica Durrell, thanked Pavia and Executive Assistant Lynn Arnow for their support of the program, which received funding from the city after Arnow brought to Pavia's attention that tight funding grant budgets would require some juggling to continue what they both saw as a service to the community.

INTAKE Organization’s Board of Directors (Instrumentally Native Taking on the Classics) was to present a fashion show of ethnic outfits and native instruments that highlight the roots of the heritage behind the organization.

Angie Durrell Godoy February 12, 2013 at 11:46 PM
As of yesterday afternoon, we have officially booked our fundraiser event: A Fashion Show of Ethnic Outfits and Native Instruments for Feb. 24th. Please join us for INTAKE Organization's upcoming fundraiser event on Sunday FEBRUARY 24TH, AT 4PM at Stamford High School Auditorium. Catherine Guadalupe, Queen of Riobamba, will be present to greet our community. Asegurese de acompañarnos el DOMINGO 24 DE FEBRERO a las 3PM en el Stamford High School Auditorio. Catherine Guadalupe estará presente para dar la bievenida a nuestra COMUNIDAD! Visit/e: www.intakemusic.org
Sushi April 16, 2013 at 07:39 AM
Ecuador has royalty? This is news to me!

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