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LECTURE SERIES | My Music is Who I Am: Identity & Resistance in Cuban and Puerto Rican Music with John Santos

Wednesday September 3, 2014

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Museum of the African Diaspora, SFJazz and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival co-present a series of lectures by John Santos.

In working-class Afro-Latin communities, nothing surpasses music in terms of cultural expression and documentation. Self-identity, education, resistance, escapism, and the concept of our history in our own voices are all imbedded in the text and sub-text of the traditional and popular music of Afro-Latin America. In this six-week course, multi-Grammy nominee and SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director John Santos will focus on how a wide range of Cuban and Puerto Rican music addresses these issues. Recorded music, slides and videos will form the foundation for the lectures with ample Q&A.

Week 5 | El Son y el Bolero 

Two of history's most popular genres: The Son with it's quintessential Africa meets Spain constitution that gave birth to the international phenomena called Salsa, and the Bolero, perhaps the most emotionally expressive and riveting of all American musical art forms where exquisite poetry meets unchained melody and harmony.

SFJAZZ/MoAD/YBGF Members | $15/class or $80/series
General Admission | $20/class or $100/series

Purchase tickets for individual classes or for the series here. If you are a MoAD member, please contact membership@moadsf.org to receive the discount code.

This program is part of our summer series MoAD in the Neighborhood and all programs, except for that on August 27, will be held at the W Hotel, located at the corner of Third and Howard, just around the corner from MoAD. The August 27 program will be held at California Historical Society, located at 678 Mission, just across the street from MoAD.

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An Evening with Cuban Poet Nancy Morejon

Thursday September 4, 2014

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Museum of the African Diaspora, The San Francisco Public Library and the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library present An Evening with Cuban Poet Nancy Morejon. Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 6 pm. Koret Auditorium, Main Library, Lower Level.

Meet and hear the noted Cuban poet, essayist, editor, critic and cultural figure Nancy Morejon. Morejon is the author of numerous books of poetry and critical essays. The program will be in English and Spanish. For more information contact tonybook@att.net.

All programs at the Library are free.  

This program is presented as part of our summer series MoAD in the Neighborhood and will be held at the San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, 100 Larkin Stret (at Grove), 415.557.4277, sfpl.org

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LECTURE SERIES | My Music is Who I Am: Identity & Resistance in Cuban and Puerto Rican Music with John Santos

Wednesday September 10, 2014

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Museum of the African Diaspora, SFJazz and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival co-present a series of lectures by John Santos.

In working-class Afro-Latin communities, nothing surpasses music in terms of cultural expression and documentation. Self-identity, education, resistance, escapism, and the concept of our history in our own voices are all imbedded in the text and sub-text of the traditional and popular music of Afro-Latin America. In this six-week course, multi-Grammy nominee and SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director John Santos will focus on how a wide range of Cuban and Puerto Rican music addresses these issues. Recorded music, slides and videos will form the foundation for the lectures with ample Q&A.

Week 6 | La Salsa y La Timba Cubana 

With centuries of cross-culturization in the making, the modern dance forms known as Salsa and Timba have musical components that directly and indirectly reflect colonial and post-colonial origins, always with an awareness and presence of contemporary themes, attitudes, and social conditions.

SFJAZZ/MoAD/YBGF Members | $15/class or $80/series
General Admission | $20/class or $100/series

Purchase tickets for individual classes or for the series here. If you are a MoAD member, please contact membership@moadsf.org to receive the discount code.

This program is part of our summer series MoAD in the Neighborhood and all programs, except for that on August 27, will be held at the W Hotel, located at the corner of Third and Howard, just around the corner from MoAD. The August 27 program will be held at California Historical Society, located at 678 Mission, just across the street from MoAD.

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LECTURE | Tell Me More: Scholarly Voices Across the Diaspora

Saturday September 13, 2014

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Islam, Sexuality, HIV: African American Queer Muslims with Dr. Ibrahim Farajajé.

Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library

The recipient of numerous awards and honors, Dr. Ibrahim Farajajé has pioneered work that helps faith communities of color shape compassionate responses to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. His approach to the study of Islam is grounded in postcolonial/Diaspora studies, cultural studies, critical theory and digital media. He brings these hermeneutical tools to an investigation of the history of Islam and religious diversity, the study of the development of Islamophobia, questions of identity and diversity in Muslim communities, and helping create a field of Islamic Cultural Studies. Education and dialogue on religion and homosexuality is important in order to encourage a better understanding and mutual respect amongst individuals and communities as well as to empower Arab and Muslim LGBT young people to deal with the questions and issues they face.

Free Admission

This program is presented as part of our summer series MoAD in the Neighborhood and will be held at the San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, 100 Larkin Stret (at Grove), 415.557.4277, sfpl.org

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RECEPTION | Meet Juan de Marcos

Sunday September 21, 2014

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

After the Afro-Cuban All Stars concert in the Yerba Buena Gardens from 1-2:30pm, meet the legendary Juan de Marcos in an informal and engaging Q&A conducted by Chelis Lopez of KPOO-FM Radio, followed by a wine reception. A central figure in Cuban music for three decades, Juan de Marcos has set himself a lifetime mission: to show the wealth, diversity and vitality of Cuban music to the world. His work with super groups and incredible artists such as the Afro-Cuban All Stars, the Buena Vista Social Club, Rubén González, Ibrahim Ferrer, Sierra Maestra and others has had extraordinary success in introducing the whole range of Cuban music around the globe.

Co-presented by Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, California Historical Society, Museum of the African Diaspora with generous support by WESTAF.

Both programs admission-free.

RSVP to reception appreciated: rsvp@ybgfestival.org

We are CA Series

California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco

This program is part of the series MoAD in the Neighborhood and will be held at California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco.

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