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2020-09-07T04:00:00.000Z
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865
Video Title:
John Santos on the Meaning of Music [Interview Video]
Description:
Following the release of The John Santos Sextet’s album ‘Art of the Descarga,’ John Santos explores the meaning of music. In this video, he highlights the importance of music as a tool of education, escapism, and profound expression. Produced by Michelle Mehrtens Directed and Edited by Charlie Weber Photography by Michael G. Stewart 'Art of the Descarga' available on CD and digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: https://folkways.si.edu/the-john-santos-sextet/art-of-the-descarga Bandcamp: https://thejohnsantossextet.bandcamp.com/album/art-of-the-descarga All other platforms: https://orcd.co/thejohnsantossextet Built on the Afro-Caribbean past, forged by visionaries such as John Santos and his comrades, and steeled by its rootedness in American life, Latin jazz is a major force shaping contemporary American musical culture. Over decades of performing, arranging, producing, and teaching, Santos has helped make the San Francisco Bay area a Latin jazz stronghold. In Art of the Descarga, The John Santos Sextet and a parade of stellar guests mine the music’s imaginative motherlode, the descarga—the spontaneous, improvisatory interplay that is the beating heart of Latin jam sessions. Orestes Vilató, Jerry González, Orlando “Maraca” Valle, Tito Matos, Juan “Juango” Gutiérrez, and other luminaries join the sextet in this spectacular collision of beauty, design, and time-honored creativity. John Santos: https://johnsantos.com Smithsonian Folkways: https://folkways.si.edu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smithsonianfolkwaysrecordings Twitter: https://twitter.com/Folkways Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smithsonianfolkways The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (www.si.edu/copyright/). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
Video Duration:
4 min 2 sec
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music folk "Woody Guthrie" "Pete Seeger" Smithsonian Folkways old-time non-profit
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Music  Search this
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