October 2016 06

  • Thursday
    7:00 PM
    Gabriel Alegría and the Afro-Peruvian Sextet
    Gabriel Alegría and the Afro-Peruvian Sextet

    The Vail Series presents Gabriel Alegría and the Afro-Peruvian Sextet. Established in 2005, the ensemble’s insistently inventive program of traditional Afro-Peruvian music transformed by Gabriel Alegría’s highly personal synthesis of folkloric Afro-Peruvian rhythms, jazz, and other musical strains has led to a signature accomplishment: developing the band’s patented blend of deep scholarship and playfulness into a touring experience that conveys a vast knowledge of the music and, perhaps more importantly, transmits black music from coastal Peru as a way of life to its audiences.

    The New York Times writes, “Dynamic ensemble explores the affinities between modern mass and the Afro-Latino continuum in Peru.” While Downbeat Magazine states, “…to be loved by progressives and block-party dancers alike.”

    The Vail Series gratefully acknowledges: Support in part by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Ohio Arts Council, Crane Group and General Mills Foundation.

    Address: Swasey Chapel, Denison University, 200 Chapel Drive, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Vail Series
    Price/Tickets: Tickets are free to Denison students, faculty, and staff. A limited number of tickets will be available to the general public for $15.00 each on a first-come, first-serve basis. For each event, request tickets by e-mail: vailseries@denison.edu.
    Event Contact: Kristy Bellofatto, 740-587-6557
    Artist/Speaker Website: http://www.afroperuviansextet.com/home/