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May 2021

Fandangos & the New World: Concert and Conversation

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Sunday May 9th at 7pm ET Streamed via: or   This program features Ibero-American dances and song-dances, including folias, jácaras, and fandangos, from the Renaissance to the present. The music spans the early Spanish Cancioneros (songbooks) in old Iberia to contemporary folk and popular music from Venezuela and Mexico. We feature dances such as the joropo from Venezuela and Colombia and the Fandango Jarocho from Mexico. Performers will switch from the European viola da gamba and Renaissance guitar…

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Deep Roots, New Branches – Indomitable Spirit: Music of the African Diaspora in the Americas

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT

featuring Antonio Gomez Accompany Americana roots musician and storyteller Benjamin Hunter, anthropologist Monica Rojas, and musician/educator Antonio Gomez as they discuss the creative power of African heritage in shaping the music of North and South America. Discover the African roots of the banjo and learn how New Orleans, New York and Havana are kindred cities. Travel from the Mississippi Delta to Salvador, Brazil as we trace the resilience of African identity to not only endure the tragedies of the slave…

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Tafel Talks: Joseph Bologne, Black & Classical

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Who was Joseph Bologne and why has his music been neglected for centuries? Our conversation explores the music, life, and legacy of the influential Black violinist and composer, Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. Our panel of contributors from New York, Nassau, and Toronto will unpack Bologne’s significance within past and current contexts and discuss the impact of systemic racism in music history.  The son of a wealthy plantation owner and his mistress, an enslaved woman on the plantation in Guadeloupe,…

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June 2021

Deep roots, New Branches – Arte & Justicia en Latinoamerica

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT

Featuring Antonio Gomez New! This program focuses on the long tradition of Latin American and U.S. Latino artists engaging in social change through music, dance, theater, poetry and visual art. From the Mexican muralist movement to the political critiques of Puerto Rican plena, nueva cancion in Chile, popular theater of the Chicano Movement and politicized reggaeton, we will explore how music ties to social justice struggles. About Tony Born in South Texas to a Chicano activist and an Italian American…

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