GORHAM — The University of Southern Maine School of Music will present an Afro-Cuban music residency Oct. 15-19 that will include a concert, workshops, rehearsals and a concert/demonstration, all on the University of Southern Maine campus.

Events open to the public include the following:

2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16: a workshop on Afro-Cuban musical styles in Corthell Concert Hall, free

8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16: Un Mondo in concert in Corthell Concert Hall, $15/$10/$5

2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19: Latin dance concert/demonstration in Theatre’s Russell Hall, free

The concert performance by Un Mondo will feature music in several styles: American jazz, South African jazz, Latin jazz and traditional Cuban Son style. (Son is a vocal style of folk music that is Afro-Cuban in heritage, predating salsa, that has been popularized in recent years by the Buena Vista Social Club.) The program will include original music from all band members; and the resulting fusion of styles will be a blend of different sounds from around the world.

Un Mondo (or One World) consists of six musicians from South Africa, Ecuador, Chile and the United States.

For concert tickets or more information, call 780-5555.


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