Pa’lo Monte, an urban roots music group will perform at Syracuse University’s Community Folk Art Center (CFAC) on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.
Free and open to the public, the performance is sponsored by the Departments of Art and Music Histories (AMH) and African American Studies, as well as the Latino-Latin American Studies Program, all of which are housed in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Pa’lo Monte fuses the traditional African-rooted rhythms of the Dominican Republic and Haiti with contemporary musical styles creating a unique and original sound.
Event organizer Sydney Hutchinson, assistant professor of ethnomusicology in AMH, says the Syracuse University community is in for a one-of-a-kind musical experience.
‘Pa’lo Monte has transformed from a musical ensemble into an institution for the teaching and preservation of African and Indigenous cultural traditions from the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The group presents lectures and skill-building workshops in diverse venues from elementary schools to the United Nations. I encourage students, faculty, and staff to take advantage of this rare opportunity.’
Hutchinson says Pa’lo Monte’s work is particularly relevant in light of the current human rights situation in the Dominican Republic, in which basic rights have denied to tens of thousands of Haitian migrants and Dominicans of Haitian descent.
For more information, contact Hutchinson by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event was published on March 25, 2021.