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RAICES: The Roots of Latin Music in New York City

During my recent trip to New York, I had the pleasure of seeing a brand new exhibit on the history of Latin Music (Salsa) which I encourage everyone to see. New York City has played a pivotal role in the development of America's Latin music heritage. The Museum of the City of New York, the Museum and the Raíces Latin Music Museum at Boys & Girls Harbor, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, join forces to document the Afro-Caribbean music known as "salsa" through photographs, broadsides, posters, programs, instruments, and costumes.

The exhibition highlights the musical influences of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic; seminal musicians such as Machito (Frank Grillo), Tito Puente, and Tito Rodriguez; composers, arrangers, dancers, and the festive, colorful venues associated with the evolution of Latin music in New York during the twentieth century. Raíces has been declared An American Treasure by the White House and the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian. Collectors, musicians, and dancers are all invited to donate materials to Raíces for preservation

The exhibit is on display from OCT 5,2002 - FEBRUARY 16, 2003 at THE MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 1220 FIFTH AVE NEW YORK CITY, (212) 534-12672

FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO http://www.mcny.org/





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