Indy Jazz Fest @ Central Library: Musica Cubana!

As part of this year's Indy Jazz Fest, individuals of all ages are invited to a performance by Pavel & Direct Contact along with Sancocho Music and Dance Collage on Sunday, September 14 at 3 p.m. at Central Library in the Clowes Auditorium, 40 E. St. Clair Street.

In a performance entitled, "Musica Cubana," those attending will be treated to a multi-media presentation with music, dance and video that will convey the profound connection between Cuban culture and jazz music. Included will be photography and narration by Indiana University Dean of Education Geraldo Gonzalez.

Known for his pyrotechnics on the piano, 2013 Chicago Music Awards nominee Pavel will join Direct Contact, known throughout the Midwest for its high-energy and challenging music, much in the vain of the modern pyrotechnicians of today's Latin Jazz. Sancocho and Dance Collage is an ensemble that focuses on music and dance traditions from the African diaspora that are Spanish-speaking and have strong African cultural retentions, such as Rumba and Bailes Orishas from Cuba and Bomba from Puerto Rico. Artistic director Iris Rosa and musical director Andre Rosa-Artis lead a group of drummers and dancers to combine a delicious concoction to satisfy anyone's musical appetite.

This program is sponsored by IndyGo, the Indy Jazz Fest and the Library.

Call 275-4099 for more information about this free Library program.