Save The Date: ‘American Sabor’ celebrates Latinos in pop music

From Desi Arnaz to Los Lobos/Images courtesy Cal State L.A.

By Nathan Solis

Cal State L.A. will host “American Sabor,” an exhibition celebrating Latinos in popular music November 16 through February 9. The opening reception will feature an all-day open house on campus with live music performances and educational programs. Workshops and speakers will detail the influence and contributions Latinos have had on popular music from the 1940s to present day in cities like New York, Miami, San Antonio, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The series is part of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

“The impact of Latino musicians on American popular music moves beyond the unmistakable rhythms and dance,” said Anna R. Cohn, director of SITES. “‘American Sabor’ tells the broader story of Latino communities and how their artistry expresses their experiences as Americans.”

Opening day festivities will take place from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Cal State L.A.’s Fine Arts Gallery. Click here for more information.

Nathan Solis is a Highland Park resident who writes about and photographs the L.A. music scene. You can find more of Solis stories, reviews and photos at Smashed Chair.

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