Latin IS America
An annual Arts and Culturally Blended Festival. April 9 - April 19, 2014
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 2014 10-day festival includes lectures, discussions, concerts (percussion, new music, choral with a U.S. premiere, guest string quartet), and a dance party with live music and refreshments. Most events are free and open to the public. Preview this year’s exciting lineup 2014 LIA Events.
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, MSU Demonstration Hall, and the recently renovated Fairchild Theatre in MSU's Auditorium.
Supported through a grant from the MSU Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiative, 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.
Click here for a press release about last year's festival.
Click here for a program from last year's festival.