Virtual Program - The 350+ Year Evolution of Salsa

Thursday, Ocotber 1, 2020 @ 7 PM

Online - Zoom

Join us virtually on Thursday, October 1 for an immersive musical experience as José Obando traces the history of the musical genre—salsa! Salsa is an American musical genre amalgamated by “Nuyoricans,” especially Puerto Ricans living in Spanish Harlem. Obando will discuss the formation of Spanish-Caribbean cultural and musical identity. He will also discuss how the mixing of European and African elements lead to the creation of Salsa. Not only will we learn the historical origins, Mr Obando will also present the instruments that bring the genre to life during this interactive event!
 
Registration is required.  Please register here
 
José Obando is one of the incorporators and the former executive director of the Salsa Museum located in Spanish Harlem. He resigned as executive director to establish the Lubona Corporation, an education consultancy. The Lubona Corporation develops and presents lectures about the development of Salsa. In addition to this Mr. Obando has consulted for the Department of Musical Instruments of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Julliard School, The Cathedral of St. Patrick, The Riverdale Country School, Grace Church School, Horace Mann School, The Apollo Theater, U.S. Naval Academy, Drew University’s Theological School, etc.
 
This program is free and open to all.  For more information please call 732-634-4450.