Artistas y Musicos Latino Americanos (AMLA)
Juan Tony Guzmán
Session Abstract: From the 16th to the 19th centuries, African people were involuntarily brought to the “New World.” After their arrival, their African cultures mixed with the local cultures in which they landed and new forms of music sprouted from these interactions. With the recent reckoning in our music and choral education circles, it is time to start acknowledging and celebrating the significant contributions of the African diaspora in Latin America in our choral world. In this lecture/reading session, participants will learn different choral arrangements and about the cultures that contributed to the creation of the music, its sounds, and musical instruments.