Quinnipiac University

Salsa is Nuyorican: A Salsa Lecture and Instrument Demo

Starts September 28, 2023 at 6:00 PM (ET)

Ends September 28, 2023 at 8:00 PM (ET)

Location Communications, Computing, and Engineering CCE 101 Mt. Carmel Auditorium

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Several colorful drums used for salsa music

The music amalgam was created by Puerto Ricans and Nuyoricans in Spanish Harlem. Jose Obando, executive director from the Salsa Museum in Spanish Harlem, will present the social, economic and artistic influences of salsa.

Mr. José Obando was an undergrad in international studies at the City College of New York located in Harlem. This discipline encompasses the humanities such as: political science, history, sociology, anthropology, logic, etc.

He has elementary, secondary, and undergraduate education in both the United States and South America. Obando founded Lubona corporation, a cultutal/ business development consultancy, specializing in the Hispanic market. His clientele consists of:

the department of musical instruments of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, St. Patrick's Cathedral, U.S. Naval Academy, the Juilliard School, and the Catholic Archdiocese of New York, Horace Mann School, Riverdale Country School, Grace Church School, Allen-Stevenson School.

José Obando is the nation's only museologist dedicated to salsa.

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