CSM Presents Annual Latin Music Festival, April 10-11

Festival Features Performances, Workshop

The College of Southern Maryland’s Annual Latin Music Festival will give area residents a taste of Latin American culture April 10-11 with performances at the La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Center.

At 8 p.m., April 10, CSM’s Latin Ensemble Ritmo Caché director Dr. Stephen Johnson will lead the group in Salsa, Mexican, Afro-Cuban, Merengue and other musical styles of Latin America. The ensemble consists of both student and community musicians who play drums, hand percussion, rhythm section, woodwind and brass instruments. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.

The festival will continue with a free Latin music workshop at 6 p.m., April 11. The workshop, which is open to the public, will consist of a basic tutorial on Latin instruments and styles. The workshop will be followed at 8 p.m. with a free performance by “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band Latin Jazz Combo.

For tickets or information, contact bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828 or www.csmd.edu/Arts/.

 

Calendar

CSM Latin Music Festival Concert. 8 p.m., April 10. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Building, Theater, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. CSM’s Latin Music Festival will feature performances by CSM’s Latin Ensemble Ritmo Caché under the direction of Dr. Stephen Johnson. $5 in advance, $7 day of event. bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, http://www.csmd.edu/Arts/LatinEnsemble/index.html.

 

CSM Latin Music Workshop. 5 p.m., April 11. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Building, Theater, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The Latin music workshop will give attendees a basic tutorial on Latin instruments and styles. Free. bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, http://www.csmd.edu/Arts/LatinEnsemble/index.html.

 

CSM Concert: “President's Own” U.S. Marine Band Latin Jazz Combo. 8 p.m., April 11. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Building, Theater, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. CSM’s Latin Music Festival will feature performances by the “President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band Latin Jazz Combo. Free. bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, http://www.csmd.edu/Arts/LatinEnsemble/index.html.

 

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