The Sounds of Resistance:
Music and dance remain foundation tools in the identity and documentation of the Afro/Latino/Indigenous peoples of the colonized Americas. As such, the arts become weapons of mass construction, giving hope, courage, clarity and love to countless distressed communities. Many musicians have forsaken the stardom attached to music in the Western world in order to preserve musical traditions that must evolve, but must not perish. This series will uncover Latin America’s long history of the musicians who have defined their art through progressive movements of social change.
Week 1 (August 9th): Colombia & Venezuela w/ Jackie Rago & friends
Week 2 (Aug 16th): Cuba
Week 3 (Aug 23th): Salsa
Week 4 (Aug 30th): Brazil
Week 5 (Sep 06th): Puerto Rico
Week 6 (Sep 13th): Jazz Latino & Spoken Word