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Kirkland Town Library/Hamilton College Present “Latin Rhythms from Mambo to Hip Hop” in Music/Film Series

By Cindy McNicholl

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November 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Location: Bradford Auditorium in the Kirner-Johnson Building at Hamilton College

Link: http://academics.hamilton.edu/americas-music-at-hamilton-college-and-the-kirkland-town-library/latin-rhythm-from-mambo-to-hip-hop

Event Description

“Latin Rhythms from Mambo to Hip Hop” is the theme of the fourth session in the America’s Music film history screenings and musical performances, sponsored by the Kirkland Town Library (KTL) and Hamilton College’s Burke Library.

Clips from Latin Music USA: Episode 1, “Bridges” and From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale will be shown. The clips will explore how mambo--the Cuban hybrid of traditional danson fused with syncopated Afro-Caribbean rhythms--migrated to New York City from Havana in the 1940s and broke social and musical rules.
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