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DREAM Bachata Academy: Exclusive Viewing + Performance
March 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Tuesday, March 5 | 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Alumni Hall / Indiana Memorial Union
900 E. 7th Street
FREE • Open to the Public
Stop by Big Tent: Replay to catch an exclusive viewing of the 20-minute teaser to the documentary “Bachata,” which features the students and faculty from the DREAM Bachata Academy. A performance with the Dream Bachata Academy will follow the preview.
The DREAM Project’s Bachata Academy is the first and only music program dedicated to bachata. A music of the barrios, bachata has become an important Dominican cultural export. While it was once censored, bachata is now a staple of dance halls and Latin radio the world over. The Bachata Academy’s mission is to mentor a new generation of bachateros and bachateras, preparing them for careers as international artists and ambassadors of Dominican musical culture.
By emphasizing improvisation, group playing, and ear training, the Academy – which resembles an intensive language program for music — encourages students to both listen and express themselves musically. Seven Academy students, ages ranging from 15 to 20 years old, will join Academy faculty to share their journey in a growing musical community whose whole is greater than sum of its parts.