Music at the Wende: Beth Morrison Projects Presents "Nueva Canción: Songs of Protest and Resistance"

Beth Morrison Projects Presents Nueva Canción: Songs of Protest and Resistance
March 6, 2020
7 p.m.: Museum tour and reception
8 p.m.: Concert

 

RSVPs open Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at 10 a.m.

Nueva Canción: Songs of Protest and Resistance is a new, music-based multimedia event created by Sandra Powers and Timur, and performed by the glam rock band Timur and the Dime Museum. Produced by Beth Morrison Projects, the concert is rooted in the Latin American song movement that began in the 1960s and criticized political oppression and spurred sociopolitical change. These songs told multilayered stories about unequal distribution of wealth, corrupt politics, and abuses of power, evolving from folk to incorporate electronic, classical, and rock influences. Nueva Canción focuses on the songbook of Mercedes Sosa, the driving force behind the movement. In addition, Timur’s memories of being raised under communism and then witnessing the collapse of the Soviet Union will provide a personal perspective on the complexity of political regimes. Nueva Canción: Songs of Protest and Resistance is a National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network (NPN/VAN) Creation and Development Fund Project co-commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects in partnership with Miami Light Project and NPN.

About Beth Morrison Projects
Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) identifies and supports the work of emerging and established composers and their multi-media collaborators through the commission, development, production, and touring of their works, which take the form of music-theatre, opera-theatre, multi-media concert works, and new forms waiting to be discovered.

About Music at the Wende
Now in its second season, Music at the Wende is a new music series in which esteemed musical organizations present free concerts at the Wende Museum, with musical programs inspired by the Wende collection and mission. For the full schedule, click here.

 

Series supported by the Music at the Wende Donor Group.