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My Music is Who I Am

Wed, Sep 10, 2014, 7:00pm9:00pm

Old photograph of many couples dancing.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Industry Room at the W Hotel
181 3rd St., 2nd Fl.
San Francisco, + Google Map

Identity & Resistance in Cuban & Puerto Rican Music

In working-class Afro-Latin communities, nothing surpasses music in terms of cultural expression and documentation. Self-identity, education, resistance, escapism, and the concept of our history in our own voices are all imbedded in the text and sub-text of the traditional and popular music of Afro-Latin America. In this six-week course, multi-Grammy nominee and SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director John Santos focuses on how a wide range of Cuban and Puerto Rican music addresses these issues. Recorded music, slides and videos form the foundation for the lectures with ample Q&A.

Session 1. Raices Afro-Cubanas: Kongo, Yoruba, Abakuá

Session 2. La Bomba y La Plena Puertorriqueña

Session 3. La Música Campesina

Session 4. Carnaval y La Rumba Cubana

Session 5. El Son y el Bolero

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Update Note: This lecture series takes place off-site, not at Yerba Buena Gardens. The August 27, 2014 session will be held at the California Historical Society on Mission Street near 3rd Street.

Co-Presented with SF Jazz  Museum of African Diaspora

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