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The Latin Roots of Jazz lecture series (2nd of 6)

August 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Latin American music and musicians have played fundamental and innovative roles in the history and evolution of jazz. Jelly Roll, Louie, Duke and Diz are among the legions of jazz pioneers who acknowledged these facts. The Latin Roots of Jazz is the continuation of John Santos’ evolving yearly series presented by the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, the Museum of the African Diaspora, and SFJAZZ, featuring selections from his legendary collection of audio and video recordings and live musical examples (in weeks one and six only). This year, the series is six weeks. Classes are on Wednesdays, 7:00 to 9:00 from Aug 10th through Sep 14th at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in SF.
Week 2.  Aug 17
Afro-Cuban Roots 2
The profound Afro roots of Cuban folkloric music, song and dance are at the foundation of contemporary Jazz Latino, providing both an historic and living link to the Afro-Caribbean culture that gave birth to Jazz.  Danzon, Mambo, Cha Cha Chá, Changüí, Tumba Francesa, Gagá, Trova, Bolero, Son, Descarga, Mozambique, Songo and Timba.
SFJAZZ/MoAD/YBGF Members: $15/class or $75/series
Public: $20/class or $100/series


August 17, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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685 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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