Latin IS America
An annual Arts and Culturally Blended Festival. April 11 - May 2, 2015
Explore our interwoven Latin American and U.S. cultures through an innovative series of music, discussions, and dance.
Latin IS America celebrates the blending of Latin American and U.S. cultures by showcasing artistic and scholarly works that dissolve boundaries and establish fresh connections. Festival-goers experience multi-modal events that combine classical and popular influences, and participate in discussions of our evolving society’s creative and scholarly directions.
The 2015 festival includes lectures, discussions, concerts. Most events are free and open to the public.
Nationally and internationally renowned guests pack the lineup with an enriching roster of activities highlighting cultural connections between the U.S. and Latin America. Events will take place at facilities across campus, including MSU College of Music Cook Recital Hall and the recently renovated Fairchild Theatre in MSU's Auditorium.
Here is what is scheduled so far for Spring 2015: (check back soon to learn about more LIA 2015 events)
- Women’s Chamber Ensemble and Women’s Glee Club • April 11
- Swing Dance, Jazz Orchestras I, II, III. Special Guest: Bobby and Robert Carcassés • April 17
- Edmar Castenada Trio • April 25
- Musique 21 • April 27
- Choral Union, University Chorale, State Singers, and Symphony Orchestra • May 2
Latin IS America reflects the university’s commitment to global engagement, diversity, and community outreach, including K-12 education. The festival is coordinated by the MSU College of Music, and supported through a grant from the MSU Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiative.
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