The Latin American Ensemble at the University of Arkansas will present “Afro-Caribbean Music in the U.S.” at 7 p.m. April 18 at Arts Center of the Ozarks. This concert will feature music not only from the countries of Cuba, Puerto Rico and Colombia but also Latin music infused by the North American jazz.
The Latin American Ensemble at the University of Arkansas explores the richness and diversity of the music of Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a press release. The ensemble’s repertoire encompasses a wide range of styles, from old traditional forms such as Son, Danzon, Cha-Cha-Cha and Mambo to modern music styles such as Latin Jazz and pop-influenced music as Salsa and Timba.
A typical performance involves guest singers or instrumentalists performing the biggest hits of Latin music and music composed and/or arranged by the instructor and students, according to a press release. The ensemble performs one concert per semester, and organizations frequently invite the group to participate in events on and off-campus.
General admission tickets are $5, and university student tickets are free with proof of student ID. Tickets and other information can be found here.
More information on the Latin American Ensemble can be found at the Fulbright College website.*
*Courtesy photo from Latin American Ensemble page