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Koret Discover Jazz Course: Spanish Routes

Koret Discover Jazz Series
Spanish Routes
The Latin Roots of Jazz
6-class series

Wednesday, September 14, 7:00pm
at Museum of the African Diaspora

 
Discover Jazz at MoAD Series: Koret Discover Jazz Series at MoAD: The Latin Roots of Jazz  
John Santos, Instructor

Koret Discover Jazz Course: Spanish Routes

Koret Discover Jazz Series
Spanish Routes
The Latin Roots of Jazz
6-class series

Wednesday, September 14, 7:00pm
at Museum of the African Diaspora

John Santos, Instructor
Discover Jazz at MoAD Series: Koret Discover Jazz Series at MoAD: The Latin Roots of Jazz  

Koret Discover Jazz Course: Spanish Routes

John Santos, Instructor

Latin American rural musical traditions, known collectively as música campesina (country music), form a great stream of melodic, rhythmic and lyrical resources that inform Latin jazz and other contemporary American music. The family of string instruments that are the nucleus of this music also remind us of the major African influence in Spain long before those instruments were heard in the New World. In turn, Latin American rhythms and instruments have influenced several decades of contemporary Spanish music, resulting in the significant enrichment of centuries-old Spanish traditions. This lecture will be accompanied by a concert of Flamenco jazz featuring Spanish pianist Alex Conde and his Quartet with vocalist Jose Cortés, dancers Melissa Cruz and Fanny Ara, and class instructor and percussionist John Santos.