• Talk: Cuban Musical Culture

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    Name: Talk: Cuban Musical Culture
    Date: March 21, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    Cuban anthropologist Fernando Ortíz, the so-called 'third' discoverer of Cuba (after Columbus and von Humbolt), called his homeland a cultural stew, or ajiaco, because of strong African and European influences. Musically, these expressions emerge in the Cuban musical genres of areito, zapateo, zampado, the theatrical music of zarzuela, son montuno, guaguanco, rumba, and more. This presentation summarizes and samples these styles of Cuban music as well as the island's historical and contemporary vanguard who have shaped the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba. Joseph L. Scarpaci, Ph.D., Latin American Studies scholar and executive director of the Center for the Study of Cuban Culture + Economy Free; first-come, first-served, but to guarantee your seat, register here: bit.ly/CubaTalkMAC
    Location:
    Moss Arts Center 190 Alumni Mall Blacksburg, VA 24061
    Date/Time Information:
    Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 6 PM
    Contact Information:
    Susan Bland 5402315300 mossartscenter@vt.edu
    Fees/Admission:
    Free
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