Past Event

Koret Discover Jazz Series: The Sounds of Resistance

| Museum Of African Diaspora


Museum Of African Diaspora
685 Mission St 94105
$20 per class / $100 full course
All ages
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From the organizer

SFJAZZ, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival (YBGF) and the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) are pleased to continue our collaboration in this six-week lecture series hosted by John Santos, featuring live musical examples (in weeks one and six), in addition to selections from Santos’ legendary collection of audio and video recordings.

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

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