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Event Details: Latin American Arts and Society: Performance and Discussion

Description: Latin American Arts and Society: Performance and Discussion
Oscar Ardila, Julian Zapata

Sponsor: ALAS

The Latin American Arts and Society: Performance and Discussion event will present live extracts from one of Verdi’s operas dedicated to Latin America (particularly to Peru and Brazil’s Amazon region). The musical performance will be presented as a representation of the socio-economic realities of Latin America in the 19th century. Extracts of Verdi’s contemporary Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Gomes, who wrote music inspired by the Amazon region, will be presented as well. The two musical performances will initiate a group reflection and discussion. The event’s purpose is to present Latin American music as an alternative to traditional music, and one aim is to discuss the role of the arts as a social construct based on culture, education, and economic relations.

Type: Community

Location: Milbank Chapel

Date & Time: 4/30/2014, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Contact: Oscar Ardila


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