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Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement

La Guitarra en Latinoamérica

Date: 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT October 15, 2013 Location: Miller Hall 105

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Miller Hall 105

Hispanic Studies, Latin American Studies, and the Department of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement presents La Guitarra en Latinoamérica: Appropriations and Transformations. This musical presentation traces the history of the classical guitar and its different transformations following its arrival to Latin America. Some of the featured instruments include: Spanish Vihuela, Mexican Jarana, Venezuelan Cuatro, Andean Charrango, & Colombian Tiple.

John Merry (Chile-USA) is a critically acclaimed concert classical guitarist and recording artist. John is currently on the music faculty of Lewis & Clark College and Portland Community College where he is the Chair of the Music and Dance Department. Freddy Vilches (Chile) is a multi instrumentalist who has performed with a variety of Latin ensembles throughout Latin America and the U.S. Freddy is an Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies at Lewis & Clark College.

Please join us and watch two Lewis & Clark faculty give a musical performance and lesson on the history of the classical guitar and its Latin American roots!


*this event is part of Lewis & Clark’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. Click here to see more Hispanic Heritage Month events.

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