Music Workshop / Síntesis: Una visión de la herencia musical afro-cubana


Friday, October 4, 2019, 12:00pm


Library Theater in McKinlock Hall (Leverett House) 25 Mill Street, Cambridge MA 02138
Image of Sintesis

Síntesis is one of the emblematic ensembles of contemporary Cuban music, due to the richness, variety and conceptual structure of their sonic style. Sintesis music pioneered the fusion of Afro-Cuban musical traditions with contemporary jazz and rock in the late 1970s. They are among the most recognized and popular musical groups of the island. Sintesis' albums ANCESTROS I, II and III are part of the Cuban rock-fusion classics.

Síntesis will be sharing with the students their creative process to fuse and integrate Afro-Cuban musical traditions with various styles of music including Jazz, Funk, R&B, Rock and other music genres. This will be a unique opportunity for the students interested in music making and production to learn from one of Cuba's leading group working within this musical boundaries. 

This Music Workshop will be held in Spanish with consecutive translation and moderated by Yosvany Terry, Senior Lecturer on Music and Director of Harvard Jazz Bands  

Presented in collaboration with ALARI and Instituto Cervantes at Harvard University