San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Moore’s Pop-up Party! with live music by the world music band Jarana Beat and its Afro-Amerindian Mexico sound is in conjunction with an exhibition of student work that includes poster designs and animated projections in response to The Galleries at Moore’s “Strange Currencies: Art & Action in Mexico City, 1990-2000.” "Strange Currencies" will also be on view the entire evening as well.
Jarana Beat is a world music band that incorporates dance and activism. With the sounds of Afro-Amerindian Mexico, it offers a new interpretation that blends the origins of Mexican music with contemporary elements and draws from other cultures in the New York scene that share the same roots. With contagious charm and good vibes, this award winning band is capable of getting any audience on its feet! Musical director Sinuhé Padilla-Isunza has mined the musical traditions of his native Mexico and other Latin American countries in an ongoing search for a distinct style, resulting in the creation of this musical amalgam which debuted in Buenos Aires, Argentina as part of NYU’s 2007 Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics Encuentro. On August 20, 2015, Jarana Beat received the 2015 Mexican Music Award for Best Contemporary Folk Band of 2015.
This event is part of Design Philadelphia.
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Moore College of Art & Design
Moore College of Art & Design is dedicated to excellence in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the first and only visual arts college for women in the United States. Through its undergraduate bachelor of fine arts degrees for women and its coeducational graduate programs, Moore cultivates creativity, promotes scholarship and prepares its students for professional careers in the arts by emphasizing critical thinking, problem solving, risk-taking, and strong communication skills. Moore is dedicated to producing graduates that distinguish themselves as leaders in their fields.
As a cultural leader, Moore promotes access to the arts throughout the broader community. The Galleries at Moore introduce the work of significant regional, national and international artists to the community through distinctive exhibitions and educational programs. The wide-ranging Continuing Education programs also serve the community by providing opportunities for men and women to learn new skills for personal and professional growth. Through Moore’s acclaimed Young Artist Workshop, founded in 1922, the lives of children and youth are enriched through creative arts education.
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