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Local Roots: An Evening of American Roots Music with Orquesta Pasatono and Dom Flemons
Oaxacan ensemble Orquesta Pasatono and GRAMMY Award-winning African American folk musician Dom Flemons come together for an evening of music and discussion, exploring the black and indigenous roots of what we understand as American music, hosted by journalist and musician Rubén Martinez.
Orquesta Pasatono is an ensemble dedicated to rescuing and reinterpreting the sounds of the endangered musical cultures of rural Mixteca communities, blending traditional instruments, indigenous rhythms, and modern arrangements.
Known as “The American Songster” for his repertoire of music covers nearly 100 years of American folklore, ballads, and tunes, Dom Flemons is a Grammy Award-winning music historian and a multi-instrumentalist.
This event will be part of a course called “Art + Community: Division, Resilience and Reconciliation”. The class encourages students to think now about how they find commonality and build community in ways that address privilege, redress harm, and imagine new futures.
This course is funded through the generous support of the Dean of Humanities and Sciences, the Vice President for the Arts, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, and Stanford Arts, the Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity, African & African American Studies, Women’s Community Center, Stanford Live!, El Centro, Markaz, Black Community Services Center, Students for a Sustainable Stanford, Office of Community Engaged Learning, the Humanities Center.
Current student at Stanford? Enroll in the course: CSRE 78 | AAAS 78 (1-5 units)