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Each artist in the 2019 World Music Series will be in the area for two-day mini-residencies; performing two free concert previews leading up to a full-length capstone performance. The purpose of this program is to foster among community members an appreciation for music, develop future audience, patrons and contributors for the arts and introduce the community to a variety of musical instruments and genres. Each of the artists to be engaged will be meritorious World Music artists of national or international importance.

Southeast Minnesota has been and will continue to be enriched and challenged by alternative views of the world. Cultural literacy is essential to becoming a well-rounded individual because it points the way to understanding, cooperation, collaboration and problem solving. This vision of this project will enable the department to contribute to a fuller understanding of diverse cultural points of view. Rochester Music Department can help citizens gain insight into how they define their broader community and themselves.

Audiences will be exposed to the creative process and encourage the exploration of the performing arts as a mode of communication, including one that is essential to what it means to be human: to express emotion and feelings. Outreach Service participants will engage artists through “question and answer” sessions to develop knowledge and understanding of World Music, unfamiliar scales and modes, exotic musical instruments, and the musical training of other cultures as well as the “oral tradition” common among World Music performers.

Legacy Mayo Clinic LogosBrought to you by the Friends of Riverside Concerts with additional support by the Mayo Clinic. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support Grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.

Salsa del Soul (World Music Series) Salsa del Soul (World Music Series)

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Soldier's Field Park
300 7th St. SW
Rochester, Minnesota 55902

FREE

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The sounds of the Caribbean will permeate the Southeast Minnesota air for two very special days in June as we celebrate the history, artistry, and infectious magic of Salsa dance music! Featuring Salsa del Soul, a Twin Cities-based, nine-piece orchestra performing various styles of dance music from the Spanish-speaking regions of the Caribbean. Salsa del Soul was formed with the purpose to provide great dance music for Minnesota Salsa fans. The musicians of Salsa del Soul represent some of the finest musicians in the Twin Cities Latin music scene. The styles of music they perfom include Son, Son Montuno, Plena, Cha-cha-cha, Bachata, Timba, and, of course, Salsa!

The two-day mini residency will feature a free Pop-Up Mini Concert at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, MN, a free Salsa Music Dance Party, including free Salsa dancing lessons courtesy of Dahl Dance, on the Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage at Rochesterfest, as well as a pair of Salsa Music Workshops, one focusing on Latin percussion and the other on the Latin horn, to take place in the South Tent of the Rochesterfest festival grounds in Soldier Field Park.

RESIDENCY SCHEDULE:

***Monday, June 24***
FREE POP-UP MINI CONCERT
Paramount Theatre in Austin, MN
7:30pm – 8:30pm
Sponsors: Riverside Concerts, Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Austin Area Arts, Mayo Clinic

 

***Tuesday, June 25***
SALSA MUSIC/DANCE WORKSHOPS
Rochesterfest Festival Grounds - Soldiers Field Park - South Tent
In preparation for the evening’s Salsa Dance Party featuring great live music from Salsa del Soul, members of the band are providing two musical workshops in the afternoon, while Dahl Dance will provide Salsa dance instruction in the evening.

3:00pm – 4:00pm – Latin Percussion/Drumming Workshop. Salsa del Soul’s music director, Shai Hayo will lead a percussion workshop for 10 to 12 area musicians. Participation by invitation only. General public is welcome to observe.

4:00pm – 5:00pm – Latin Horn Workshop. Salsa del Soul’s principal trombonist, Scott Agster will lead a workshop 5 to 10 area musicians. Participation by invitation only. General public is welcome to observe.

5:45pm – 6:30pm – Salsa Dancing Workshop. Dahl Dance presents Salsa Lessons. Come down and learn how to salsa dance from Dahl Dance instructors just before the Salsa Dance Party with Salsa del Soul. Wear comfortable shoes/sneakers and dress accordingly as we’ll be dancing in front of the stage.

Sponsors: Riverside Concerts, Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Mayo Clinic, Rochesterfest, Dahl Dance


SALSA DANCE PARTY featuring SALSA DEL SOUL
Rochesterfest Festival Grounds - Soldiers Field Park
Treasure Island Resort & Casino Stage
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Riverside Concerts presents ‘Salsa Del Soul’, a Twin Cities-based 9-piece band that performs various styles of hot Latin dance music, including salsa!  Come and join our Salsa Dance Party at Rochesterfest!
Sponsors: Riverside Concerts, Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Mayo Clinic, Rochesterfest, Centerstone Plaza Hotel & Twigs Tavern and Grille

Brought to you by the Friends of Riverside Concerts with additional support by the Mayo Clinic. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support Grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.

 

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