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(FOR SCHOOL) From Cubop to Hip-Hop! The History of Afro Latin Music in NYC

Thursday, February 16, 10:30 am


TICKETS: $9 per Students; FREE for Teachers, Nurses, and Paraprofessionals
Recommended grades: 2-8

The show will explore the history of how Afro Latin music was born out of the New York City melting pot of the 1950s and 1960s, leading to the birth of funk and hip-hop through the lens of Latin music icons Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, and more. Featuring multi-instrumentalist Steven Salcedo’s Latin-Soul Group, a high energy collective that includes multiple horns, percussionists and vocalists led by Steven Salcedo.

Saxophonist Steven Salcedo has been an active member of the NYC music-scene since the summer of 2011. His current music projects include: Salcedo’s Latin Soul**, Brooklyn Sugar Company, Paul Loren & His One Night Only Band, and 41 Players.

He currently serves on faculty at his childhood music school, Lagond Music School (Westchester, NY). Students of his have gone on to some of the top conservatories & universities across the continent, including Manhattan School of Music, Berklee, New School, USC, UNT, U of Miami, Eastman and his alma mater, McGill University. In addition to his private instruction studio, Steven designed and implemented the curriculum for The Mosaic Project in 2021, an after school music program on behalf of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.


Effective February 1, 2023, proof of COVID-19 vaccination or testing is NO LONGER required. However, we encourage everyone to complete their primary vaccination series and get boosted if eligible before attending. Face masks are encouraged, but not required. All guests are recommended to wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth while inside the building. Please be reminded that if you need a mask, they are available upon request at every entrance to the campus. Learn More


Thursday, February 16
10:30 am


Colden Auditorium
153-49 Reeves Ave
Flushing, NY 11367 United States
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(718) 793-8080