Latin IS America
An annual Arts and Culturally Blended Festival. April 11 - May 2, 2015
Explore our interwoven Latin American and U.S. cultures through an innovative series of music, discussions, and dance.
Latin IS America celebrates the blending of Latin American and U.S. cultures by showcasing artistic and scholarly works that dissolve boundaries and establish fresh connections. Festival-goers experience multi-modal events that combine classical and popular influences, and participate in discussions of our evolving society’s creative and scholarly directions.
Nationally and internationally renowned guests pack the lineup with an enriching roster of activities highlighting cultural connections between the U.S. and Latin America. Events will take place at facilities across campus, including MSU College of Music Cook Recital Hall and the beautifully renovated Fairchild Theatre in MSU's Auditorium.
The 2015 festival includes lectures, discussions, concerts. Many events are free and open to the public.
Schedule: Link to all events and tickets:
- Women’s Chamber Ensemble and Women’s Glee Club • April 11
- Swing Dance, Jazz Orchestras I, II, III. Special Guest: Bobby and Robert Carcassés • April 17
- Lecture: Composing Across Borders, Ricardo Zhon-Muldoon • April 24
- Edmar Castenada Trio (Workshop and Performance) • April 25
- Musique 21 (featuring guest composer Ricardo Zhon-Muldoon) • April 27
- Lecture: Cuba's Sacred Musical Heritage: Composers Esteban Salas and Cayetano Pagueras, Cuban musicologist Miriam Escudero • April 28
- Choral Union, University Chorale, State Singers, and Symphony Orchestra • May 2
Latin IS America reflects the university’s commitment to global engagement, diversity, and community outreach, including K-12 education. The festival is coordinated by the MSU College of Music, and supported through a grant from the MSU Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiative.
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