Our six-week lecture series uncovering Latin America's long history of the musicians who have defined their art through progressive movements of social change.
Week 2, Cuba:
Palo, Rumba, Son, Trova, Conga, Punto Guajiro and Timba are some of the styles that we will explore through the work of artists such as Afrocuba de Matanzas, Arsenio Rodriguez, Cachao, Los Munequitos, Ignacio Pineiro, Silvio Rodriguez, Marvin Diz, and Juan Formell.
The Museum of the African Diaspora continues its lecture series on Latin American musicians, hosted by John Santos, with a look at Puerto Rico and the island’s symbiotic relationship with Cuba; in particular their shared colonial history of resistance. Santos explores the Afro-Puerto Rican styles of Bomba and Plena, that demonstrate resistance against slavery and oppression. $20.