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African Influences in Latin American Music

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En Casa Con LA Plaza is a video series which features Mexican American and Latino culture through cooking demos, performances, lectures and events for kids.

Title: En Casa Con LA Plaza: African Influences in Latin American Music
Presented by: LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
Originally Published: May 2020
Hosted by: Abelardo de la Peña Jr.
Guests: Betto Arcos, César Castro, Angelo Salazar and Eduardo Martínez

In this edition, Betto Arcos, independent radio journalist for NPR, BBC, and KPCC, shows how African rhythms have made Latin Americans dance to the beat of life, from Cumbia to Afro-Peruvian music, from Son Jarocho to Son Cubano. Guest musicians on this Session: César Castro on requinto jarocho; Angelo Salazar: guitarra acústica; and Eduardo Martínez: tambor alegre, tambor llamador & gaitas.

About LA Plaza de Cultura Y Artes
LA Plaza is an institution of stories that makes known the role of Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and all Latinos in shaping the past, present, and future of Los Angeles.

About the Series
En Casa Con LA Plaza is a video series from LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, hosted by Abelardo de la Peña Jr. The thrice-weekly series offers a wide variety of programs, from cooking demos and performances to lectures and events for kids. For a full schedule upcoming episodes and events, visit https://lapca.org/events/.

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