Free concert April 25 features master musician Pedro Rosales

The community is invited to experience Afro-Peruvian music on April 25 at a free concert on the campus of California State University, Monterey Bay.

band's logoThe performance features master Afro-Peruvian musician Pedro Rosales and his group, Proyecto Landó, an ensemble of 10 musicians and four dancers. With elements of jazz and salsa, the group provides a colorful and powerful swing that makes people want to dance – and attendees will have the chance to do just that.

The evening includes an opportunity to talk with Rosales and his group about the music, the history of blacks in Peru, the relative influence of Afro-Peruvian culture in the three main regions of Peru (coast, mountain and Amazon), and the importance of black Peru within the wider African Diaspora.

The performance will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Black Box Cabaret, located adjacent to the Health and Wellness Services building on Inter-Garrison Road and Gen. Jim Moore Boulevard. Best place to park is the lot in front of Health and Wellness Services.

While the concert is free, visitors must purchase a parking permit from a machine in the lot. Driving directions and a campus map are available here.

For information or to request disability accommodations, call 582-3673.

The event is sponsored by Special Events Funding, the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Division of Humanities and Communication.

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