IU’s Latin American Ensemble, directed by Dr. Joe Galvin, performs their fall concert on Friday, December 10th at 8pm in MC066, free and open to the public. LAE consists of three chamber ensembles, each playing a short set for the concert: The Afro-Cuban Folkloric Ensemble plays traditional percussion and vocal sacred music from the Lucumí and Arará Savalú communities in Matanzas, Cuba. This semester ACFE will play a suite dedicated to the Lucumí owner of the crossroads and archetypical trickster, Eleggua. The popular music ensemble Orquesta Escuela Vieja consists of strings, winds, percussion and vocals, performing Cuban dance styles such as Danzón, Charanga, and Chachachá from the first half of the 20th century. Finally, the IU Steelpan Ensemble is a 15-piece “panband” playing high energy Trinidadian panorama music. This fall they will feature the classic Len ‘Boogsie’ Sharpe panorama tune “Fire Down Below.” All three groups are sure to get you out of your chair and moving, so make sure to bring your dancing shoes!
Latin American Ensemble
Friday, December 10, 2021, 8:00 PM – ,
Musical Arts Building MC066