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Afro-Cuban music’s impact explored at the Frost Art Museum

The Beat Goes On

Afro-Cuban Music and Its Impact on the United States
Off-site panel discussion @ The Frost Art Museum
Thursday, January 19 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Free and open to the public
The Wolfsonian’s Turn the Beat Around explores Afro-Cuban musical genres’ lasting contributions to U.S. music and dance. Dig deeper into this topic at an FIU panel examining tourism and Hollywood,  the controversial salsa movement, and how Afro-Cuban rhythms fit within Miami’s diverse musical cultures. This discussion will celebrate the origins, diffusion, and vibrancy of musical practices of African origin in both Cuba and the United States.

image: courtesy of The Wolfsonian

Organized by the FIU Cuban Research Institute. Co-sponsored by The Wolfsonian–FIU, the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, and The Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab. Visit for full details about speakers and schedule.
Call 305-348-1991 or email to confirm attendance.

Location: Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th St., Miami. Parking lot and garage paid parking.

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Mary Lou Cruz

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I worked at the South Florida Sun Sentinel for 21 years, as an Advertising Special Sections Writer; Editorial Systems Editor in Technology; and Editorial Assistant in the Newsroom. Before my newspaper career, I worked in the airline and travel industry and I have lived in Brazil, Puerto Rico and vacationed in more than 25 countries. Originally, I'm from Maryland. I moved to Florida in 1984 and raised my daughter in Miami. Send me notices and details for upcoming free events, in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties, to

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