Latin Rhythms from Mambo to Hip Hop

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Local hip hop performer/producer Denzel "D/Will" Williams joins UMKC musicologist Andrew Granade for a discussion and performance of contemporary sounds. Features excerpts from the documentaries  Latin Music USA: Bridges and From Mambo to Hip-Hop: A South Bronx Tale.
America's Music
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

The six-week America’s Music program is a film and discussion series that looks at popular music from blues to bluegrass, Broadway to rock ‘n’ roll. Each event features films followed by a discussion (and frequently performances) led by UMKC musicologist Andrew Granade.

Featured are the documentaries Latin Music USA: Bridges (2009) and From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale (2006), and a discussion/perfromance with KC rapper Denzel "D/Will" Williams.

Presented by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Tribeca Film Institute, and the American Library Association.