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Festival of Cultures - Latin Club Band


Sun 22 Mar 2015, 4:00pm–6:00pm

Where: Palmerston North Central Library, 4 The Square, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Join us for an afternoon of music with the Latin Club Band, in association with the Embassy of Argentina and Massey University School of Humanities.

Latin Club is an event that brings Latin music to from all times to audiences by world class musicians:

Latin Club brings Latin music to audiences by a band of world class musicians:

Alda Rezende - Brazilian singer and world music radio dj hosts the event, accompanied by a world class band: - Argentine acordionist Emilio Bertrand, Scottish drummer and composer John Rae, guitarist Noel Clayton and double bassist Patrick Bleakley.

By having a guest from the Latin community and local musicians exploring the world of Latin Music they promoting collaborations among musicians from diverse backgrounds and music influences.

Latin Music is a generic term; tremendous diversity is lost behind this label. Dozens of countries were influenced by “Latin culture.” They speak “Neo-Latin” languages - each having specific cultural mixes and traditions. They are spread all over the world. The “Latin music” of each place may then be uniquely influenced by Indigenous, African, Arabic, Caucasian and other cultures.

Our Latin Club explores music in a Pan-Latin sense: across the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, Latin Europe (Portugal, Spain, France and Italy) and African countries influenced by Latin culture, such as Cabo Verde and Mozambique.

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