CMS and the Puerto Rican Society of St. Louis, Inc. Present Explore Music! PUERTO RICO Oct. 14
September 07, 2018
The Community Music School (CMS) of Webster University and the Puerto Rican Society of St. Louis, Inc. will partner for Explore Music! PUERTO RICO on Sunday, Oct.14 from 12:30-3:00 p.m. at the CMS Building on the campus of Webster University in Webster Groves.
Join us for an exciting afternoon exploring the stirring music and culture of Puerto Rico! Experience The Triangle of Cultures featuring three traditional musical styles and their historical and cultural influences: country (mountain/indigenous), classical (Spanish/Western European), pop (African/Caribbean).
There will be authentic Puerto Rican cuisine for sale from 12:30-1:15 p.m.. Fun cultural activities for the kids include making traditional kites and shakers, along with interesting displays and stories about life in Puerto Rico. Be ready to Bomba dance to the beat of plena drums and learn about the African and Spanish influences that make up this uniquely Puerto Rican style.
Explore Music! was established by CMS to develop increased exposure to and experience with music of all cultures. With the belief that all musical styles are equally valid, the Community Music School endeavors, through the Explore Music! program, to foster social harmony, trust, understanding, and appreciation of all cultures.
About the Puerto Rico Society of St. Louis, Inc.
The Puerto Rican Society, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation whose objectives include: supporting education scholarships for Hispanic/Latino students in the St. Louis metropolitan area, promoting the awareness of the Puerto Rican culture and traditions, ensuring self-improvement, providing social activities for its members and their guests, sponsoring and supporting events that will benefit the Puerto Rican community, and strengthening mutual understanding throughout the local community. Membership in the organization is open to all persons who subscribe to and work toward attaining the objectives of the corporation.
Founded in 1925, CMS offers outstanding music education and performance opportunities to students of all ages and abilities and serves the entire St. Louis metropolitan region.
The Community Music School of Webster University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and is a certified member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts. The Community Music School receives assistance from the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis. The Preparatory Program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.