Latin IS America



Explore our interwoven Latin American and U.S. cultures through an innovative series of music, discussions, and dance.

The MSU College of Music presents the fifth annual Latin IS America series March 25 through April 17. Four concerts, scheduled for March 25 and 31 and April 8 and 17 in various locations across the MSU campus, will feature different types of Latin American music from Haitian drumming to salsa dancing and from an audiovisual experience to classical strings.

The four weekends will feature different Latin-based ensembles: Chouk Bwa Libète, Pianist Arthur Hanlon and Salsa Verde, Khemia Ensemble and Momenta Quartet. In addition, the guest artists will present workshops, lectures, presentations, and composition readings for music students that are free and open to the public.

Link to 2017 events:


  • Saturday, March 25, Chouk Bwa Libète Concert
    8 p.m. Cook Recital Hall, Music Building, 333 West Circle Drive, East Lansing General Admission
  • Sunday, March 26, Chouk Bwa Libète open workshop with the MSU Percussion Studio. 3 p.m. Cook Recital Hall, Music Building, 333 West Circle Drive, East Lansing FREE

     



  • Monday, April 17, Momenta Quartet Concert
    7:30 p.m. Cook Recital Hall, 333 West Circle Drive, East Lansing General Admission
  • Saturday, April 15, Momenta Quartet lecture recital with musicologist Alejandro Madrid. 8 p.m. Cook Recital Hall, Music Building, 333 West Circle Drive, East Lansing FREE
  • Monday, April 17, Momenta Quartet composer readings
    9:30 a.m. Room 419 Music Practice Building, 333 West Circle Drive, East Lansing FREE
     

Latin IS America reflects the university’s commitment to global engagement, diversity, and community outreach, including K-12 education. The series is coordinated by the MSU College of Music in cooperation with other initiatives of Michigan State University. 

Browse archives from previous events


2016 Latin IS America

2015 Latin IS America

2014 Latin IS American

2013 Latin IS America