Sergio Ospina Trio (Latin Jazz)
Wednesday, April 13; 7pm & 8:30pm EST
The Blockhouse (205 S. College Ave.)
Join us for another great night of Latin music, first set at 7pm and second set at 8:30pm. We’ll premiere, among other surprises, “OleoCali”, a fun arrangement bringing together Sonny Rollins’ Oleo and Grupo Niche’s Cali Pachanguero. Sergio Ospina Romero (piano), Stefan Lenthe (bass), and Michael Wimer (percussion), with guest performances by the unrivaled Martha Mateus (vocals).
Afro-Peruvian Dance Workshop with Nadia Calmet
Thursday, April 14; 11:15am – 12:45pm
Public Health 151, Indiana University
Nadia Calmet is a professional Peruvian Folk Dance Artist, specializing in Afro-Peruvian Dances. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism and Hospitality with studies in Public Policies for Vulnerable Populations, as well as in Arts Therapy and Intercultural Education. As a teacher, Nadia Calmet proposes a holistic understanding and appreciation of the diversity and meaning of dance as a universal right and living force in all cultural contexts through active inquiry, critical thinking, music, theater, and public performance. Website: https://nadiacalmet.com/
Mariachi Perla del Medio Oeste @ Hamilton Lugar School Music Festival
Friday, April 15; 5:00pm
Global International Studies Building, South Lawn
Latin American Ensemble - Joe Galvin, director
Join IU’s Latin American Ensemble, directed by Dr. Joe Galvin, performing their spring concert on two separate dates:
Friday, April 15; 8:00pm EST | Auer Hall, Jacobs School of Music
- The Afro-Cuban Folkloric Ensemble will be playing traditional percussion and vocal sacred music from the Arará Savalú communities in Matanzas, Cuba. This semester ACFE will play a suite dedicated to the Arará owner of the crossroads and archetypical trickster, Afrá as well as the owner of both sickness and health, Asohano.
- IU’s intro and advanced steelpan ensembles join up to make a 24-piece “panband” playing high energy Trinidadian music. This spring they will feature a variety of carnival-style panorama tunes and two new panband compositions by JSoM alum Matthew Kilby.
Monday, April 18; 7:00pm EST | Musical Arts Center Lobby, Jacobs School of Music
Before seeing the Latin Jazz Ensemble's final concert of the season, join us at 7pm in the MAC lobby for a pre-performance concert featuring the Latin American Ensemble “Orquesta Escuela Vieja,” and special guest “Banda Panamericana” playing popular banda and dance music of Cuba, Peru, and Colombia!
“Nowhere to Fall” Conversation & Participatory Concert – Rueda de Bullerengue
Saturday, April 16; 5:30pm EST
Musical Arts Center Rm MC066, Jacobs School of Music
The Colombian Student Association at IU (CAIUB) and would like to invite you to the “Nowhere to Fall” documentary preview followed by a live performance of Bullerengue music! Nowhere to Fall is a documentary about the lives of three singers of an ancestral, afro descent musical genre, developed in Colombia, South America, called “Bullerengue”. The documentary features the typical Bullerengue singers and how they have healed from violence and social unrest through their music. Bullerengue is a musical genre that utilizes percussion and the singers’ voices and dance as an expression of internal and collective feelings and social change. The event will consist of a snippet preview of the film, a short talk about the making of the documentary, followed by a live showcase of the music. For this reason, the CAIUB is hosting one of the singers featured in the film, directly from Colombia, who will perform a participatory musical session where the audience can interact with the drummers and the singers to make Bullerengue together. It will be a great opportunity for students and staff to get to know more about Colombia’s cultural wealth through its music, a rare event like this will surely enrich your students’ lives. Join us on April 16th as we expand our musical and sensory skills and learn how to participate, heal and communicate with music. This is a free event for all ages. For more information: https://fb.me/e/dP94SSFXu
Brazilian Ensemble – Joe Gramley, director
Saturday, April 16; 8pm EST
Musical Arts Center Rm MC070, Jacobs School of Music
Latin Jazz Ensemble – Wayne Wallace, director
Monday, April 18; 8pm EST
Musical Arts Center, Jacobs School of Music
Wayne Wallace’s Latin Jazz Ensemble will headline the night on the MAC stage at 8pm, featuring the full LJE big-band, high energy salsa, captivating Latin-jazz arrangements, and a few new student compositions! Join us in-person or live-streamed via IUMusicLive!