The History of Cuban Music: African & Spanish Music Influence in Cuba with Hugo Cruz and Caminos

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

This program is the finale of three concerts in the “History of Cuban Music'' series, curated and arranged by Hugo Cruz, and performed by Hugo Cruz and Caminos. This third concert will feature Afro-Cuban music traditions from the Yoruba and Abakuá cultures, and the Spanish-influenced Cuban genres of punto guajiro, bulerias, tanguillo, rumba, and seguidilla.

Untangling the Roots of the Model Minority Myth with Prachi Gupta

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

This program presents award-winning journalist Prachi Gupta’s debut memoir, "They Called Us Exceptional: And Other Lies That Raised Us." Prachi’s debut is a probing, heartfelt exploration of the psychological harm caused by the model minority myth, and what it takes to break free from its constraints.

Reel Q Reel Stories: Instructions for Survival

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Reel Stories is a free monthly film series dedicated to showcasing international queer cinema presented in partnership with Reel Q, Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival. August’s screening presents "Instructions for Survival," a 2021 documentary directed by Yana Ugrekhelidze.

The Finale of Four for Mingus with AJ Johnson

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

In support of his project “Four for Mingus,'' AJ Johnson presents the last in a series of four concerts dedicated to visionary musician Charles Mingus. This final concert will spotlight Charles Mingus’ tributes to Duke Ellington, creating a unique homage to both of these major figures in the history of jazz. 

Celebrating the Music & Resilience of Manganiyar Musicians with Shalini R. Ayyagari

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

This program presents a combination reading and musical performance with author and ethnomusicologist, Shalini R. Ayyagari. In Shalani’s book, Musical Resilience: Performing Patronage in the Indian Thar Desert, she shows how professional low-caste musicians from the Thar Desert borderland of Rajasthan, India have skillfully reinvented their cultural and economic value in postcolonial India

Welcoming Little Amal: A Panel on Resettlement with RealTime Arts & JFCS

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

This program, presented in partnership with RealTime Arts and Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS), welcomes a panel of resettlement experts and former refugees to explore the challenges unaccompanied minors face in their journey to find a new home, in preparation for a series of visits throughout Pittsburgh from Little Amal.

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