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Salsa for Social Change – John Santos

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - 7:50 pm

| Free - $10

“Salsa for Social Change” brings seven-time Grammy-nominated percussionist John Santos, one of the foremost exponents of Afro-Latin music in the world today, as an artist-in-residence to VCUarts.

As part of his three-day residency, Santos will present “Salsa for Social Change,” which draws upon the historical role of Salsa music and its precursors as documentor of a social reality from the perspective of resistance-and how that positive thread remained vital despite commercial, industry, and other internal and external pressures.

Events:
Events open to all VCUarts students.
Monday, March 20
12-1:20pm: VCU students only
“Salsa for Social Change,” a presentation by guest percussionist John Santos, drawing upon the historical role of Salsa music and its precursors as documentor of a social reality from the perspective of resistance–and how that positive thread remained vital despite commercial, industry, and other internal and external pressures. His presentation will include recorded examples from the last one hundred years, with exploratory dialogue regarding the present. Funded by the VCUarts Inclusion Infusion Initiative. Mandatory attendance for the Jazz History class, as well for the Jazz Improvisation and Jazz Theory classes within at least their own overlapping class meeting-times.
Location: SPAC B40
3:40-5:30pm: VCU students only
John Santos workshops the Jazz Orchestra I. Open to all VCUarts students as space permits.
Location: MC 1003
7-7:50pm: VCU students only
John Santos workshops during Percussion Masterclass. Open to all VCUarts students as space permits.
Location: SPAC B40
Tuesday, March 21
8pm: Open to students and the public
VCU Jazz Orchestra II with guest percussionist John Santos and vocalists in “Salsa for Social Change,” Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Center.
$7 advance; $10 at the door; free with VCU student ID. Visit the webpage to purchase tickets.

This event is funded by the VCUarts Inclusion Infusion Initiative. The initiative funds visiting artists, designers, performers and scholars whose work offers a catalyst for student dialogue about diverse aspects of identity–culture, class, race, gender, sexuality, religion. For other Inclusion Infusion events, search “Inclusion” on the VCUarts calendar.

Details

Date:
March 20
Time:
12:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Cost:
Free - $10

Venue

W.E Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
922 Park Avenue
Richmond, VA VA
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Phone:
23284