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FREE SMITHSONIAN TOURING EXHIBIT: American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music

August 1, 2013 @ 10:00 am - October 27, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

| Free

Tour Dates: August 1, 2013 - October 27, 2013
Phone: (816)474-8463
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American Sabor Public Programs | AmericanSabor.org

American Jazz Museum, August 1-October 27, 2013

Festival of Tributes

Atrium and Changing Gallery – American Jazz Museum 

Thursday, August 1st, 2013 – 6-9 pm 

Come out for a night to celebrate festive Latino culture in the community full of fun, high-energy bands and dancing! Performances will showcase a fusion of Latin music, Jazz, hip-hop, and beyond. Renowned artists include Trio Aztlan, Marimba Sol de Chiapas, Makusa, and Miguel “Mambo” Deleon. This kicks off the band contest that culminates with the awarding of a champion during the ¡El Ritmo! dance off.

Conversaciones

Changing Gallery

First Tuesdays – 6 p.m.

The Museum presents a series of conversations and salons, which explores the fascinating intersection of Latin Jazz musicians and Kansas City. All participants in the audience with stories to share will be asked to join in a candid discussion moderated by Jenny Mendez, Director of Cultural Arts at Mattie Rhodes Center. The Museum looks forward to collecting these memories from our community and offering the opportunity for these stories to be shared.

  • August 6 Conversaciones I: Music

The first conversation in the series will discuss the Latin jazz music scene at its height in Kansas City with connections to the sound of the music today. Participants in the salon discussion will be lead through a conversation that explores the bands that were popular, their memorable performances, and their place in the musical culture of Kansas City.

The Impact of Latin Music in America

Atrium-American Jazz Museum

Thursday, August 29, 2013 – 6 p.m. 

Join the Museum for a very exciting music scholars panel of Kansas City’s finest to discuss the impact and collocations of Latin music on American culture. Panelists include Dr. Uziel Pecina of Trio Aztlan and the Guadalupe Center, John Curey of Marimba Sol de Chiapas; Dr. Miguel Carranza of University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Gregory Carroll of the American Jazz Museum. Guests will get the rare opportunity to hear a discussion between some of best minds in music in Kansas City.

Conversaciones

Changing Gallery

First Tuesdays – 6 p.m.

The Museum presents a series of conversations and salons, which explores the fascinating intersection of Latin Jazz musicians and Kansas City. All participants in the audience with stories to share will be asked to join in a candid discussion moderated by Jenny Mendez, Director of Cultural Arts at Mattie Rhodes Center. The Museum looks forward to collecting these memories from our community and offering the opportunity for these stories to be shared.

  • September 3 Conversaciones II: Dance

After exploring the music and its development in Kansas City, we will explore the evolution of Latin dance styles in Kansas City. Taking advantage of the dance floor in American Sabor, we will let participants share their memories of dances, their thoughts on the styles of dance that were most popular in Kansas City, and their ideas about what made dance unique to Kansas City.

Poncho Sanchez – Jammin’ at the Gem

The Gem Theater

Friday, September 6, 2013 

A series of programs offered throughout the day will culminate with a special performance as part of the American Jazz Museum’s Jammin’ at the Gem concert series featuring Latin jazz master Poncho Sanchez.

The exhibition will be on view to the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

2-3 p.m. “A conversation with Poncho Sanchez” – Through discussion, Poncho Sanchez and other special guests take you inside his major works to help you hear where they came from. Don’t miss the opportunity to sit down with the Jazz legend that MTV hails as one of the most influential conga players and percussionists in Afro-Cuban jazz! This special event will explore Poncho Sanchez’s extensive career in the Latin Music industry along with his reflections of many Latin music pioneers including Tito Puente, Ray Buretto, and other influential Latin artists. Attendees will hear from the Grammy-winning artist in a personal setting before his performance that night.

6:30-7:30 p.m. Our Jammin’ at the Gem season ticket holders are invited to a special reception in the Changing Gallery that includes a conversation between an invited VIP Kansas City Latin jazz musician and Poncho Sanchez.

8-10 p.m. During the 2013-2014 season, Jammin’ at the Gem celebrates its 16th anniversary. Join us for five spectacular nights of world-class performances starting with Jazz idol Poncho Sanchez. Sanchez will be paying tribute to Ole!, a significant recording by the late Jazz Master John Coltrane. Sanchez and his band will feature James Carter—one of the music’s rising artists—on tenor saxophone. This will be a one-of-a-kind performance and fusion of the best of Latino and Jazz music. Don’t miss the start of the series that brings Jazz musicians from all styles together to give a performance unique to the one and only Gem Theater.

Musica Y Cine 

Gem Theater

Sunday, September 29, 2013- 2 p.m. 

Buena Vista Social Club explores the careers and legacies of some of Havana’s finest musicians. Following the screening, local Kansas City band Making will delight us with a concert. Making Movies combines Afro-Cuban rhythms and bi-lingual songs with a cross-cultural conscience blended into a unique musical sound that’s all their own.

First Tuesdays – 6 p.m.

The Museum presents a series of conversations and salons, which explores the fascinating intersection of Latin Jazz musicians and Kansas City. All participants in the audience with stories to share will be asked to join in a candid discussion moderated by Jenny Mendez, Director of Cultural Arts at Mattie Rhodes Center. The Museum looks forward to collecting these memories from our community and offering the opportunity for these stories to be shared.

  • October 1 Conversaciones III: Community

Our final conversation will be informed by the discussion that developed in our explorations of music and dance. Topics that pertained to community will be revisited by our moderator. We will focus on the specific elements of community that developed around the music. We are especially interested in learning about members of the Latino community in Kansas City who opened their homes to traveling artists, sometimes resulting in musicians relocating to Kansas City because of their reception by Latino citizens.

Music Cha-Cha-Chá!

Atrium

Friday, October 4, 2013- 10 a.m.

This special hands-on session of the Museum’s popular Jazz Storytelling will highlight the importance of Latino Music such as mambo. Kids will get to learn about the style, instruments, and dance that define Latin jazz. Local jazz educator Pablo Sanhueza will join our storytellers for this session for the Museum’s youngest Jazz audience. This session devoted to Latin jazz will inspire your kids to get grooving.

Children’s Maracas Workshop

WeeBop Room

Saturday, October 12, 2013 – During Kansas City’s 18th & Vine Jazz Festival

Youngsters from around Kansas City are invited to participate in this hands-on experience during our Jazz Links programming at Kansas City’s 18th & Vine Jazz and Blues Festival. Participants will make their own decorated maracas. This activity is a great way for your young musicmakers to experience American Sabor!

Connecting the Dots…Lyrics and Music

Blue Room

October 15, 2013 – 7 p.m. 

This special performance in our Jazz Poetry Jams series will on developing spoken word and poetry performance pieces that are inspired by Latino Music and elements of the American Sabor exhibition. The night’s featured performer will be Brooklyn-based poet Lemon Andersen. Following the performance, members of Kansas City’s Latino Writers Collective will lead an American Sabor-inspired open mic night where poets can compete to win the title of ¡El Ritmo! spoken word poet!

¡El Ritmo!

Blue Room

October 24, 2013 – 7 p.m.

The American Jazz Museum and Kansas City’s local dance studios have worked to create a selection of four of Kansas City’s best salsa-dancing couples. In one night of spectacular dancing, four dance teams will compete in a dance off to win a grand prize of $1,000. On night two of the dance off, we will crown our winning dance team, and the Museum will announce our winning ¡El Ritmo! band and spoken word poet.

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Details

Start:
August 1, 2013 @ 10:00 am
End:
October 27, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

American Jazz Museum
Phone:
816.474.8463
Website:
http://AmericanJazzMuseum.org

Venue

American Jazz Museum
1616 E. 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Phone:
816.474.8463

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