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Marimjazzia Album Release Party and Performance-POSTPONED!
September 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History will host a release party for Ruta Panoramica by Latin jazz ensemble Marimjazzia. The group, formed by UNC Associate Professor of Music Juan Alamo, combines Afro-Caribbean rhythms, particularly those from Puerto Rico, with the melodic elements of jazz.
The system of roads known as the Ruta Panorámica traverses from west to east through Puerto Rico’s central mountain ranges. Named after the enchanted island’s first elected governor, Luis Muñoz Marin, the Ruta functions as a kind of corridor, running through the heart of the island and connecting its travelers to the people and local cultures of Puerto Rico. Juan Alamo’s CD Ruta Panoramica is a sonic realization of the Ruta, a realization in music wherein its rhythms, harmonies and melodies move simultaneously in multi-layers and multi-directions.
This event is free and open to the public. The evening will include a performance by Marimjazzia as well as a reception. CDs will be available for puchase. Parking is $1 and available in the Belltower Deck, located directly behind the Stone Center.
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