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Cuban Music: Notes and Notables since 1959

A lecture with music by Raúl Fernández, professor emeritus at UC Irvine.

May 11, 2017
from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM

Olson 53A

Cuban musicians developed popular forms that have become classic while undergoing steady change. The bolero, son and rumba have remained a living and transformative tradition in Cuba since the 1959 Revolution. 
A native of Cuba, Professor Raúl Fernández taught at UC Irvine for 40 years and is secretary of the UC-CUBA Academic Initiative. He curated the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit “Latin Jazz: La Combinación Perfecta” and is author of the books "From Afro-Cuban Rhythms to Latin Jazz" and "Ontología del Son y otros ensayos."


Sponsored by Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Department of Music, Hemispheric Institute on the Americas, College of Letters and Science.