Inside Songwriting with Changüí Majadero

Time: 3:00pm     Day: Sunday     Doors: 2:30pm     Ages: All Ages    
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This workshop will be held in the library, on the west side of the History and Literary Arts building.  That's the same building that houses La Fonda Del Bosque (the Center's restaurant) and encloses the courtyard where the concert will be held. 

We are excited to be launching a new series of workshops focusing on the lyrical side of songwriting with the National Hispanic Cultural Center's History and Literary Arts program.

Join Changüí Majadero (before their performance for Domingos en Arte at 7:30) to learn about how they imagine, write and put music to lyrics. New York Music Daily describes the lyrics to the band's "Un Burro y un Elefante" as a "wry, spot-on critique of American politics" and "Pa Cuba Me Voy" as a "fearless political shout-out to the island."  For Changüí Majadero, where does songwriting start?  How does it make its way to music and song?  Spaces for this free event are limited.  Early reservations are definitely encouraged!

Playing Cuban roots music out of Los Angeles, Changüí Majadero is a blazing five-piece band that has honed a deeply informed and highly personal take on changüí, a surging Afro-Cuban musical tradition that took shape in the late 19th century on the eastern side of the island around Guantanamo. It's one of the foundational styles that gave birth to son, salsa and timba, and in the hands of Changüí Majadero the music feels as fresh and intoxicating as a stiff shot of rum. Founded by guitarist/vocalist Gabriel García, an expert on Cuban tres guitar, the band brings Cuba's country blues to new ears.

Changüí Majadero's performance is made possible in part by a grant from the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) and the National Endowment for the Arts.

New Mexico Culture Squared (NMC2) is a NM Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) project to build and manage partnerships between DCA institutions and cultural organizations that will enhance the impact, effectiveness, attendance, and visitor experience of exhibits and programs of DCA entities. Under the management of AMP Concerts, NMC2 will create programs in collaboration with State Historic Sites, DCA Museums and various cultural organizations with the goal of increasing public programs statewide and promoting New Mexico as a destination for arts and culture.


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