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April 30, 2024 | 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM Shows

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Arena Stage Kogod Cradle

Field Trip: International Rhythms of Jazz—From Clave to Afro-Pop!

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Field Trip: International Rhythms of Jazz—From Clave to Afro-Pop!
Field Trip: International Rhythms of Jazz—From Clave to Afro-Pop!

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April 30, 2024 | 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM Shows

Arena Stage Kogod Cradle , 1101 6th St SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA

About the event

These performances are for DC public and charter schools only. They are not open to the public.

Performances start at 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM and will run for 75 minutes. Doors open a half an hour before the performances.

DC Jazz Festival “International Rhythms of Jazz: From Clave to Afro-Pop!”  field trip will explore connections between jazz, go-go, and African and Cuban rhythms. 

An in-person pre-field trip workshop will present the intersections. Since the 19th century, Afro-Cuban rhythms have been evident in New Orleans both through direct contact with Cubans and through the Cuban-influenced music of Mexican and other Latin American immigrants. Jelly Roll Morton and his future bandmate Lorenzo Tio Jr., a Creole clarinetist who also had Mexican roots, also combined those influences. Morton once said: “If you can’t manage to put tinges of Spanish in your tunes, you will never be able to get the right seasoning.” An examination of the key elements of each genre displays a generational extension of jazz and a continuum of African-American music and African rhythms.   

This program is made possible the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Additional support is provided by the Galena Yorktown Foundation. 

This program is filled to capacity—we are no longer accepting registration

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