Afro-Latin American Music

January 18, 2020, 7:00 pm

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Francisco Mignone- Brazilian National Archives [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

It is impossible to understand Latin American culture without learning about the huge impact of its African roots. The traditions, culture and music are a very important part of Latin American (and US) history. “Fiesta” presents music reflecting on this experience by Brazilian composer Francisco Mignone and Cuban composer Amadeo Roldán.


Suite de “La Rebambaramba”, by Amadeo Roldán
New World Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Candombe, by Sergio Cervetti
Moravská Filharmonie Olomouc; Jifi Mikula, conductor

Maracatú do Chico Rei, by Francisco Mignone
Orquestra Sinfônica de Minas Gerais; Coral Lírico da Fundação Clóvis Salgado; David Machado, conductor

Danzas, by Ignacio Cervantes
Marcel Worms, piano