Retriever Weekly Staff Writer
A diverse, sold-out crowd poured into Goucher College’s Kraushaar Auditorium, eager to bathe in the rich musical energy of the Afro-Cuban All Stars. This celebrated mix of talented musicians, both young and not-so-young, was led by Juan de Marcos González, an organizer of the much renowned Buena Vista Social Club, and one of the leading forces in world music in recent years. Many generations of artists were drawn together on stage, and although each performer brought his or her own unique groove to the proceedings, all shared in the common harmony that made it an amazing evening of music.
"Community" was the key word for the night, this being the main event for 2003 in the distinguished Meyerhoff Visiting Professorship Series at Goucher College. It was meant to be a gathering of music and culture, and it turned out to be a celebration of the bridging of the gap between traditional and modern forms of music and between two seemingly isolated nations, Cuba and the United States. The lively and enchanting songs proved that often the best form of communication can be the international language of music.
Boy was that fun. Wouldn't have missed it for all of the macaroni and cheese in the world. Believe me, that's saying something!
Em, and I don't know what's up with the time for posts on this page. Sometimes it seems right, other times it seems like 5 hours fast, not that it matters. X-D posted by Steve
4/24/2003 05:03:00 PM
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