You might like to check out the "el Tambor Llama" conference and concert at Hostos College, starting at 1:00 PM, with the keynote by the beyond extra-fine Robert Farris Thompson, through to an evening music show that Vaquero will emcee. This makes for a good companion to the current New Yorker Magazine roundtable on Haitian music and culture conducted by Sasha Frere-Jones, the second installment of which goes up soon.
And tonight Vaquero plays in the retrospective of Rhys Chattham's "Guitar Trio" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 6 PM. This event goes with the exhibition that opened Monday night of "Pictures Generation."
1:00pm, Keynote address "The Kongo Atlantic Visual Tradition" Dr. Robert Farris Thompson
2:00-3:45pm, Panel discussion"Voices of the Sacred: Abakuá, Lucumí and Vodoú" Dr. Oluseye Adesola, Dr. Ivor Miller, Dr. Lois Wilcken
4:00-5:45pm, Panel discussion"¿Qué palo es? What Congo tradition are you from?" Dr. Martha Ellen Davis, Alex LaSalle, Dr. Ivor Miller, Dr. Marta Moreno VegaModerator: Dr. Roberta Singer
7:30-9:30pm, ConcertPa'lo Monte, La Troupe Makandal, Proyecto Enyenison EnkamaEmcee: Ned Sublette
All day long in the lobby there will be an exhibition of artwork related to these traditions by José Orbein, Kesler Pierre, and Osvaldo Sánchez, as wellas books for sale.
Admission for the concert: $15 (all other events are free)
For tickets please call the Hostos Box Office at 718-518-4455 or go toHostos events website.
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