Number of Programs: 2
- March 25, 2017: Chouk Bwa Libète Concert
- March 26, 2017: Chouk Bwa Libète Open Workshop with the MSU Percussion Studio
- March 31, 2017: Performance and Dance with Salsa Verde and Pianist Arthur Hanlon
- March 31, 2017: Talk with Pianist Arthur Hanlon
- April 8, 2017: Khemia Ensemble Concert
- April 15, 2017: Momenta Quartet Lecture Recital with Musicologist Alejandro Madrid
- April 17, 2017: Momenta Quartet Concert
- April 17, 2017: Momenta Quartet Composer Readings
Various locations on the campus of Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824
Latin IS America celebrates the blending of Latin American and U.S. cultures by showcasing artistic and scholarly works that dissolve boundaries and establish fresh connections. In 2017, four concerts, scheduled for March 25 and 31 and April 8 and 17 in various locations across the MSU campus, will feature different types of Latin American music from Haitian drumming to salsa dancing and from an audiovisual experience to classical strings. The four weekends will feature different Latin-based ensembles: Chouk Bwa Libète, Pianist Arthur Hanlon and Salsa Verde, Khemia Ensemble and Momenta Quartet. In addition, the guest artists will present workshops, lectures, presentations, and composition readings for music students that are free and open to the public.
Thursday, April 20, 2017. 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
MSU Main Library, Green Room (4 West), East Lansing, MI 48824
At 15, Inocente refuses to let her dream of becoming an artist be caged by her life as an undocumented immigrant forced to live homeless for the last nine years. Color is her personal revolution and its extraordinary sweep on her canvases creates a world that looks nothing like her own dark past...Told entirely in her own words, we come to Inocente’s story as she realizes her life is at a turning point, and for the first time, she decides to take control of her own destiny. Irreverent, flawed and funny, she’s now channeling her irrepressible personality into a future she controls. Her talent has finally been noticed, and if she can create a body of work in time, she has an opportunity to put on her first art show. Meanwhile, her family life is at a tense impasse – – if she legally emancipates herself from her mother to strike out on her own, she’ll risk placing her brothers in foster care, but to stay is unbearable.