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DREAM Bachata Academy Workshop + Performance

March 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm EST

Wednesday, March 6   |   7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Lotus Firebay
105 S. Rogers  |  Bloomington, IN
FREE  •  Voluntary donations welcome
Open to the Public

Join us at the Lotus Firebay for a 30-minute introductory dance workshop/demonstration with Ritmos Latinos immediately followed by a performance with the DREAM Bachata Academy.

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.

Performances at the Lotus Firebay are made possible by the generous support of 
Griffin Realty



March 6, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm EST
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