June 2016 Programs on Fiesta with Elbio Barilari

June 2016 Programs on Fiesta with Elbio Barilari

Thursdays at 10:00 p.m.

Fiesta Host Elbio Barilari, plays the electric viola. The radio show features Latin American music. Photo: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin

This month host Elbio Barilari features new music, popular Latin American melodies, the many ways of being a Spaniard and the French influence on Haitian music - every Thursday evening at 10:00 p.m.

6/2       New New Music Series Fiesta continues featuring what we call New New Music by living composers that declared themselves free from the hundred year old academic chains of "experimental" and/or "contemporary" and/or "avant-garde" music.

6/9       The Greatest Melodies Some of the sot popular melodies in history have a Latin American origin. From Villa-Lobos most famous "Bachiana" to "Estrellita" to "Girl of Ipanema".

6/16      Music from Galicia There are many ways of being a Spaniard. One of them is being a gallego (or Galician, in English). That area of Northern Spain has its own language, the gallego, and embraces firmly its ancestral Celtic traditions. After visiting Andalusia, Catalonia and the Basque Country, Fiesta heads toward Galicia.

6/23      Baroque Influences The music written and performed in Latin America during the Colonial period (16th to early 19th centuries) has become more popular in recent years. However, even before those treasures were rediscovered, several composers from the region showed there interest in exploring the strong connections between Spanish (and European) music from the past and Latin American music, expressed also in the multiple similarities with early and baroque music one can find in Latin American folk music.

6/30      Music from Haiti Colonized by France, and the first country in Latin American to win its independence, Haiti is often neglected or forgotten in the context of the Latin American culture. Haiti, however, has a strong musical tradition. Fiesta will bring to the audience some of its most important composers.