A Recital of Hispanic Ballads featuring Tomás Lozano

February 19, 2013 | Ford-Center Hall (2nd floor of the Simon Music Center) | 7-9PM

Tomás Lozano is a musician, scholar, and writer born in Barcelona, Spain to Andalusian parents.  Lozano began as a self-taught musician, performing Catalan folk music locally as a teenager.  Later he proceeded to tour Europe playing folk, traditional, and medieval music at festivals as his career took off to new heights. Then in 1993 he made the United States his home, performing since as a solo recording artist and in multiple groups.  As a scholar of medieval drama and music he has written about and presented on the musical and artistic Spanish heritage of the Southwest United States.  He is author of Cantemos al Alba: Origins of Songs, Sounds, and Liturgical Drama of Hispanic New Mexico (University of New Mexico Press, 2007).

This performance/lecture is free and open to the public.  Please join us as Lozano will take the audience on a mesmerizing journey through musical Spain by way of ballads or romances with his voice in accompaniment of guitar, hurdy-gurdy, and tambourine.  Presented by the IU Folklore and Ethnomusicology Department in co-sponsorship and with the support of the IU Latin American Music Center of the Jacobs School of Music, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Latino Studies Program, La Casa Latino Cultural Center, the Medieval Studies Institute, the undergraduate and graduate folklore and ethnomusicology student associations, the Department of History, the Department of Anthropology, and Traditional Arts Indiana (TAI).  Contact email juancarr@umail.iu.edu

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