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University Open Air: Sound Map of Salsa Music in New York. In English

In this lecture, you will explore the origins of salsa music in the South Bronx through its sound and its connection to the territory. You will discover the people who created the new genre from the traditional Latin music brought to NYC by the Caribbean immigrants who settled in the Bronx from 1940 to 1980. The participants in the lecture will receive Sursystem Magazine 08, where they can read, listen to music, and follow the tour of the places where salsa was forged on the map. By the end of the lecture, you will have a general idea of how Salsa music emerged and how the Afro-Caribbean immigration added a new musical culture to NYC.

There will be a walking tour of a few relevant sites in the Bronx on April 21st departing from the Center for Brooklyn History (CBH) after a lecture in Spanish at CBH. All are welcome to attend.


Sun 4/21

Center for Brooklyn History
128 Pierrepont Street

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