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DREAM Bachata Academy Workshop + Performance
March 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Wednesday, March 6 | 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
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