Fiesta: Canyengue: African Roots – Part 2

Fiesta: Canyengue: African Roots – Part 2

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm

It would be impossible to understand the music of the Americas without the influence of African culture.

8/20      Canyengue: African Roots – Part 2 Canyengue is lunfardo (slang) from Rio de la Plata. The word comes from the African Ki-Kongo language and means “melting with the music.”  It would be impossible to understand the music of the Americas without the influence of African culture. Genres like jazz, salsa, Brazilian samba or tango from Rio de la Plata, cannot be explained without the African element. This second program shows the African influence on four Latin American living composers, the Brazilian Edu Lobo, the Haitian Ludovic Lamothe, and two composers living in the US, the Venezuelan Ricardo Lorenz and the Uruguayan Elbio Barilari.



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