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LECTURE SERIES | My Music is Who I Am: Identity & Resistance in Cuban and Puerto Rican Music with John Santos

Wednesday August 6, 2014

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The MoAD Vanguard group is pleased to present My Music is Who I Am: Identity & Resistance in Cuban and Puerto Rican Music with John Santos in partnership with SFJazz and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. The six-week lecture series is part of the museum's offsite summer programming called MoAD in the Neighborhood, and will be held at the W Hotel at 3rd and Howard Streets in San Francisco. Only the August 27 program will be held at the California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street in San Francisco. MoAD will be closed for renovation and reinvention through September.

In this series, Santos, a multi-Grammy nominee and SFJazz Resident Artistic Director, will discuss the wide range of Cuban and Puerto Rican music that culturally expresses and documents working class Afro-Latin communities. He will share recorded music, slides and videos that represent the self-identity, education, resistance, escapism and history imbedded in the text and sub-text of the traditional and popular music of Afro-Latin America.

The lecture series is hosted by The MoAD Vanguard held on Wednesdays from 7-9pm at the W Hotel:

Aug. 6

Aug. 13

Aug. 20

Aug. 27 - at the California Historical Society

Sept. 3

Sept.10

MoAD Vanguard, MoAD, SFJazz and YBGF members: $15 per class or $80 for the series.

Public: $20 non-member ticket or $100 for the series.

MoAD Vanguard: $20 non-member ticket applied to MoAD Vanguard membership.

One free drink offered to MoAD Vanguard members.

Purchase tickets:

http://www.sfjazz.org/events/sessions/2014/education/discover-jazz-moad

MoAD Vanguard and MoAD members who want to purchase discounted tickets, please email membership@moadsf.org to request the discount code.


Presented through the generosity of our partners

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Theatre Workshop | I’ve Known Rivers: Crossing Fences

Saturday August 9, 2014

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This workshop is conducted by Cheo Tyehimba Taylor and Jinho “Piper” Ferreira. It will consist of exercises and approaches to adapt IKR interviews into monologues and dramatic performance, based on Augusto Boal's book Theatre of the Oppressed.

This program is presented as part of our summer series MoAD in the Neighborhood and will be held at Wo'se Church, 8924 Holly St, Oakland, 94621

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LECTURE SERIES | My Music is Who I Am: Identity & Resistance in Cuban and Puerto Rican Music with John Santos

Wednesday August 13, 2014

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Museum of the African Diaspora, SFJazz and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival co-present a series of lectures by John Santos. In working-class Afro-Latin communities, nothing surpasses music in terms of cultural expression and documentation. Self-identity, education, resistance, escapism, and the concept of our history in our own voices are all imbedded in the text and sub-text of the traditional and popular music of Afro-Latin America. In this six-week course, multi-Grammy nominee and SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director John Santos will focus on how a wide range of Cuban and Puerto Rican music addresses these issues. Recorded music, slides and videos will form the foundation for the lectures with ample Q&A.

Week 2 | La Bomba y La Plena Puertorriqueña 

The bomba and the plena connect Puerto Rico with Africa, labor and community organizing roots, and with the rest of the Caribbean basin. They are the historical and musical foundation for the international musical reputation of this small island nation.

SFJAZZ/MoAD/YBGF Members | $15/class or $80/series
General Admission | $20/class or $100/series

Purchase tickets for individual classes or for the series here. If you are a MoAD member, please contact membership@moadsf.org to receive the discount code.

This program is part of our summer series MoAD in the Neighborhood and all programs, except for that on August 27, will be held at the W Hotel, located at the corner of Third and Howard, just around the corner from MoAD. The August 27 program will be held at California Historical Society, located at 678 Mission, just across the street from MoAD.

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LECTURE SERIES | My Music is Who I Am: Identity & Resistance in Cuban and Puerto Rican Music with John Santos

Wednesday August 20, 2014

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Museum of the African Diaspora, SFJazz and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival co-present a series of lectures by John Santos.

In working-class Afro-Latin communities, nothing surpasses music in terms of cultural expression and documentation. Self-identity, education, resistance, escapism, and the concept of our history in our own voices are all imbedded in the text and sub-text of the traditional and popular music of Afro-Latin America. In this six-week course, multi-Grammy nominee and SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director John Santos will focus on how a wide range of Cuban and Puerto Rican music addresses these issues. Recorded music, slides and videos will form the foundation for the lectures with ample Q&A.

Week 3 | La Música Campesina 

Country music of rural origin has deep Spanish roots, yet plays a key role in the creolization of Cuban and Puerto Rican society. It is a common denominator that connects the two islands with most of Latin America.

SFJAZZ/MoAD/YBGF Members | $15/class or $80/series
General Admission | $20/class or $100/series

Purchase tickets for individual classes or for the series here. If you are a MoAD member, please contact membership@moadsf.org to receive the discount code.

This program is part of our summer series MoAD in the Neighborhood and all programs, except for that on August 27, will be held at the W Hotel, located at the corner of Third and Howard, just around the corner from MoAD. The August 27 program will be held at California Historical Society, located at 678 Mission, just across the street from MoAD.

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LECTURE SERIES | My Music is Who I Am: Identity & Resistance in Cuban and Puerto Rican Music with John Santos

Wednesday August 27, 2014

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Museum of the African Diaspora, SFJazz and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival co-present a series of lectures by John Santos.

In working-class Afro-Latin communities, nothing surpasses music in terms of cultural expression and documentation. Self-identity, education, resistance, escapism, and the concept of our history in our own voices are all imbedded in the text and sub-text of the traditional and popular music of Afro-Latin America. In this six-week course, multi-Grammy nominee and SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director John Santos will focus on how a wide range of Cuban and Puerto Rican music addresses these issues. Recorded music, slides and videos will form the foundation for the lectures with ample Q&A.

Week 4 | Carnaval y La Rumba Cubana

The collective community expressions and activities associated with Carnaval and Rumba are at the very core of Afro-Latinidad. They are at once the popular evolution and amalgamation of distinct African art forms, and the root of the Cuban working class as expressed in contemporary dance music.

SFJAZZ/MoAD/YBGF Members | $15/class or $80/series
General Admission | $20/class or $100/series

Purchase tickets for individual classes or for the series here. If you are a MoAD member, please contact membership@moadsf.org to receive the discount code.

This program is part of our summer series MoAD in the Neighborhood and all programs, except for that on August 27, will be held at the W Hotel, located at the corner of Third and Howard, just around the corner from MoAD. The August 27 program will be held at California Historical Society, located at 678 Mission, just across the street from MoAD.

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AUGUST'S EXHIBITIONS

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