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  • 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.

    Open to Public: Yes
    Admission: 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.
    Address: Swasey Chapel, Denison University, 200 Chapel Drive, Granville, OH 43023
    Questions?: Kristy Bellofatto, 740-587-6557
    Artist/Speaker Website: http://www.afroperuviansextet.com/home/