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Latin Sounds: Meet the Musicians - Christian Moraga of Conganas

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Latin Sounds: Meet the Musicians is a podcast hosted by Mitch Glickman and featuring musicians who would have performed during the 15th season of LACMA's concert series Latin Sounds.

Title: Latin Sounds: Meet the Musicians - Christian Moraga of Conganas
Presented by: LACMA
Originally aired: June 2020
Host: Mitch Glickman
Guest: Christian Moraga

Mitch Glickman speaks with Chilean percussionist and leader of Conganas, Christian Moraga in this episode of Latin Sounds: Meet the Musicians.
Christian talks about celebrating ten years as a group, his background studying percussion, the inspiration to put the group together, and the meaning of Conganas.

About LACMA
Committed to showcasing a multitude of art histories, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art  exhibits and interprets works of art from new and unexpected points of view that are informed by the region’s rich cultural heritage and diverse population.

About the Series
Latin Sounds would have opened its 15th season with one of Southern California’s leading salsa bands, The Echo Park Project. In place of the live concert, we present Latin Sounds: Meet the Musicians, an audio interview series hosted by Mitch Glickman.

About the Artist

Conganas (“with passion”), features musicians from around the world playing a variety of salsa, cumbia, cha-cha, bolero, and Latin jazz, among many other Latin rhythms. Originally formed by Christian Moraga in 2010, Conganas also features Cuban pianist Fermin Siponter, American bassist Rene Camacho, and Venezuelan trumpeter Enzo Villaparedes. Their debut recording, Conganas (2013), features 10 tracks, 8 covers (standards and well- known songs), plus two original works.

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