Latin IS America

An annual Arts and Culturally Blended Festival. April 9 - April 19, 2014

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.

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The 2014 10-day festival includes lectures, discussions, concerts (percussion, new music, choral with a U.S. premiere, guest string quartet), and a dance party with live music and refreshments. Most events are free and open to the public.

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, MSU Demonstration Hall, and the recently renovated Fairchild Theatre in MSU's Auditorium.

Supported through a grant from the MSU Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiative. A special thanks to MSU Chicano/Latino Studies Program for their support and to community advocates Veronica Reyes and Sein Paul Benavides.

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.

Browse the archives from the 2013 Latin IS America Festival.