Redmond, WA –
|February 6, 2012
The Redmond Senior Center (RSC) will host a speaker from Humanities Washington on Tuesday, February 28 from 1 to 2 pm at 8703 160th Avenue NE. This is the event rescheduled due to the snowstorm last month.
Amy Rubin, a composer and pianist, will give insights into the origins and evolution of the music that shaped the sounds of America’s music.
“A culture’s art reflects its heart and soul and tells much about its history,” states Amy Rubin. “Ragtime, barrel house, boogie-woogie, tango, milanga, and salsa are musical pieces whose rhythms originated in West Africa and Western Europe.”
These rhythms were transported to the new world where they took on new flavors, new sounds, new forms, and new meanings to create music that is distinctly American. Rubin will introduce the audience to new ways of listening in order to shed light on the technical ingredients that make rhythms fascinating and distinct. She will also include stories about the societies and individuals who created, developed, and shaped the sounds that are a lasting treasure of American culture.
Registration for this free event is not necessary but strongly suggested in order to allocate appropriate space. Lunch will be available for $3.00 for those 60 and over and $5.75 for all others. Tickets for lunch are required and are available on the day of the event beginning at 10 am. Lunch seating begins at 11:45 am. For additional information, call 425-556-2314.
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