Lecture Series | THE ROOTS OF SALSA: UNSUNG HEROES | Week 2 Cuba Clásica w/ special guests Cuarteto Colibrí

August 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
General $20 per class/$100 full series | Members $15 per class/$75 full series

Museum of the African Diaspora, SFJAZZ and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival present a Six-Week Lecture Series with John Santos


For every Celia Cruz, Mongo Santamaría, and Tito Puente, there are scores of musicians, composers, and arrangers whose names fall between the cracks; warriors who dedicated their lives to the art, lifting the bar, lifting their communities, and leaving a treasure of memories, lessons, and documentation. Their contributions to the legacy of Afro-Caribbean culture as a living history and philosophy are as priceless as they are unrecognized. They are the unsung heroes.

August 15 & August 29 courses include live music demonstration

AUG 8: Ráices Afro-Cubanas
AUG 15: Cuba Clásica w/ special guests Cuarteto Colibrí
AUG 22: NY of the 40’s & 50’s – Época de Oro
AUG 29: Puerto Rico del Alma w/ special guests Cuarteto Pedro Pastrana
SEP 5: NY – Cuna de la Salsa
SEP 12: Contemporary Pillars

Purchase full series tickets here

One class FREE when you purchase the entire series!

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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 select classes), in addition to selections from Santos’ legendary collection of audio and video recordings.