America's Music Film & Discussion: Latin Rhythms From Mambo To Hip Hop

Wednesday May 1, 2013: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Mark Clague, Associate Professor of Musicology and Director of Research at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, leads this screening and discussion session on Latin & Hip Hop Music focusing on the films "Latin Music USA, Episode One: Bridges" and "From Mambo To Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale."

"Latin Music USA" presents the story of Afro Cuban jazz and mambo as they developed in the dance halls and nightclubs of New York City. "From Mambo To Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale" celebrates the cultural life of one of America's worst urban slums in the 1970s, New York's South Bronx.

America's Music has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.