Friday, December 14, 2012 ♦ 8:30 PMSara Lee Foundation & Radio M welcome
The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall :: 4545 N Lincoln Ave :: 773.728.6000
The Global Dance Party is a new Friday night series offering an exciting opportunity to experiment with dance styles from around the globe. Each evening will feature a dance class followed by two hours of music from live bands or DJs in our brand new Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall.
Ecos del Pacifico Afrocolombia is a Chicago-based group formed in 2006 by Julio Cesar Montaño Montenegro and steeped in the Afro-Colombian music and dance traditions of the Pacific coast of Colombia. The group features members of the Montaño Arboleda family and a diverse complement of Chicago musicians of various ethnicities performing on traditional Afro-Colombian percussion, marimba, guitar, clarinet and bass. EPA focuses on the Pacific cost sounds of Currulao, one of the most African influenced-styles in all of Colombia, The music is centered around a drum known as a "cununo", which superficially resembles the "alegre" drum (used in Cumbia), and a shaker known in parts of Colombia as a "guasá" or "guache", and Colombian marimba, a wooden xilophone which resembles the African balafon.
Julio Montaño and members of Ecos del Pacífico will teach an Afro-Colombian dance lesson at 8:30 PM.