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Salsa for Social Change – John Santos
“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.
Location: SPAC B40
Location: MC 1003
7-7:50pm: VCU students only
John Santos workshops during Percussion Masterclass. Open to all VCUarts students as space permits.
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.