Grupo CAÑAVERAL-Grupo CANAVERAL Teaching Hispanic culture through its music since 1985!


These are some excerpts of letters we have received:

“On behalf of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, I would like to thank you and Grupo CAÑAVERAL for the excellent presentaion that you made following the banquet at our Annual Meeting held in Orlando, Florida. I heard nothing but positive and enthusiastic comments about your performance. It truly was one of the highlights of the meeting.”
Lynn Sandstedt, Executive Director, AATSP, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado.

“The program was a tremendous success! We have received numerous calls concerning the tremendous impact and fun the children had at the event. It was a tremendous honor for us to have you perform for the children. It was indeed a treat for the children as well as the adults.”
Rachel Tourgeman, Director, Community Relations Board, Intergroup Relations Program "Kids For Peace" Program, Miami, Florida.

“Muchas gracias por visitar nuestro colegio. Nos gustó mucho su música. Los niños de nuestra clase estaban muy contentos con su acto.”
La clase de Mr. del Sol, 3er Grado, St. Teresa Elementary School, Coral Gables, Florida.

“Your presentations certainly build bridges across racial/ethnic lines, involving entire student bodies in sharing and having fun with your songs and music. The presentations have enhanced knowledge and skills of teachers as well as students, and broadened their repertoire of classroom activites. We are pleased to have had you perform for so many schools, and even our region and district personnel.”
Barbara M. Carey, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent, Office of Multicultural Programs/Alternative Education, Dade County Public Schools, Miami, Florida.

“I loved your show! It was the best! I hope I will see you again the next time because your show was fantastic! I will say this in Spanish the next time I write to you!”
Audrey Esquerdo, Age 9, 4th Grade, Engelwood Elementary School, Orlando, Florida.

“ On behalf of all of the teachers that thoroughly enjoyed your performance, I am extending a special thanks. You have a wonderful talent for spreading a real sense of unity through your music.”
Sheryl Curtin, Tuttle Elementary, Sarasota, Florida.

“Their music is ear-candy.”
Mario Tarradell, The Miami Herald, Miami, Florida.

“ Thank you so much for helping to make this year's Georgia AATSP Fall Congress so meaningful and beneficial to all who attended. Your performance was delightful and your presentation most informative.”
Patricia A. Davis, President, Georgia AATSP.

“¡Estaba rico!”
Ana María Restrepo, 4th Grade, Mrs. Jack's Class, Engelwood Elementary, Orlando, Florida.

“It was an unforgettable night! The parents, the administration and the students were absolutely ecstatic about the magnificent evening you provided. This was our Sixth Spanish Honor Society Induction, and it will certainly be a year to remember. You are really providing the opportunity for our heritage to stay alive. Keep it up!”
Norma Coto, SHH Sponsors, Foreign Languages Department Chairman, Bishop Moore High School, Apopka, Florida.

“I love the song of the big bad wolf. I like your songs a lot! I like the song of the little boat!”
Ylser Padilla, 3rd Grade, Westview Elementary, Miami, Florida.

“It was delightful meeting and listening and getting to know you! Please keep us in your schedule for our next meeting. Everbody---just everybody loved you!” 
Mary Johnson, Leadership Conference, Sanibel Island, Florida.

“I just wish to inform you of the splendid time Watkins Elementary had with Grupo CAÑAVERAL. During the performances, students' participation and enjoyment was readily noticeable. Our multicultural population here was very receptive to the information and music shared with them. I speak for all the teachers and students in saying gracias for recommending them to us.” 
Madeline Roberson, Magnet Coordinator, Watkins Elementary, Hollywood, Florida.

“We 've received only positive responses from staff and patrons about the performances. The lovely music, good humor and energy you have were much appreciated. We hope your work in keeping the traditional Hispanic folk songs alive continues, and we are grateful that you were able to bring these performances to the libraries”
Barbara Young, Library Services Supervisor, Miami-Dade Library System, Miami, Florida.


Grupo CANAVERAL-Butterfly Grupo CAÑAVERAL, Inc. 1995©
“La música es cultura.” 
“Conocer nuestra cultura es conocernos a nosotros mismos.”

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