Koret Discover Jazz Series: The Sounds of Resistance

August 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105
SFJAZZ/MoAD/YBGF Members: $15/class or $75/series Public: $20/class or $100/series

SFJAZZ, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival (YBGF) and the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) are pleased to continue our collaboration in this six-week lecture series hosted by John Santos, featuring live musical examples (in weeks one and six), in addition to selections from Santos’ legendary collection of audio and video recordings.

The Sounds of Resistance

Music and dance remain foundation tools in the identity and documentation of the Afro/Latino/Indigenous peoples of the colonized Americas. As such, the arts become weapons of mass construction, giving hope, courage, clarity and love to countless distressed communities. Many musicians have forsaken the stardom attached to music in the Western world in order to preserve musical traditions that must evolve, but must not perish. This series will uncover Latin America’s long history of the musicians who have defined their art through progressive movements of social change.

Week 2. Cuba

Palo, Rumba, Son, Trova, Conga, Danzon, Punto Guajiro and Timba are some of the styles that we will explore through the work of artists such as Afrocuba de Matanzas, Arsenio Rodriguez, Cachao, Los Muñequitos, Ignacio Piñeiro, Silvio Rodriguez, Marvin Diz, and Juan Formell.