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Bower School of Music Presents "It's Not All Good: Flamenco-Fusion, Cross-cultural Coalitions and the Art of Raising Consciousnes" with Guest Lecturer

WHO Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music, for media, public

WHAT "It's Not All Good: Flamenco-Fusion, Cross-cultural Coalitions and the Art of Raising Consciousne"s” with Guest Lecturer Jorge Perez, associate professor of Spanish at the University of Kansas. Free and open to the public.

WHEN 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28

WHERE Bower School of Music Recital Hall

WHY Perez explores the cultural and social impact of present-day redefinitions of flamenco, the only Spanish musical style that has entered the circuits of what is known as "World Music." By combining vernacular traditions with African-American beats, the Andalusian band Las Niñas creates hybrid sounds suitable for expressing cultural alliances across national and racial boundaries blending African-American musical idioms with flamenco elements.

CONTACT David Thurmaier at (293) 590-7627

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