American Music in a Changing America


April 13, 2022    
7:30 pm


David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
61 W 62nd St, New York, NY

Time: 7:30 PM

Tickets: This event is free and open to the public. Seating and entry are first-come, first-served; the line will form at the Atrium’s entrance on Broadway, between 62nd and 63rd Street.

Generation after generation, America’s changing population has changed its musical landscape. Join us for a conversation that explores the diversity of Latin music and culture, and how these rhythms and traditions have been integral to American music from its historical roots to the present day. The panelists will share their musical influences, talk about how cross-cultural experiences have shaped their artistry, and consider how Latin culture is represented in the American music industry through a critical lens. Spanning personal stories, historical context, and the contemporary music scene, this talk will open a dialogue on how the global exchange of art and culture continues to expand and define the American songbook.

Moderated by Julyssa Lopez
Panelists include Linda Briceño, Carlos Chirinos, Jaime Lozano, and Sofia Rei

Julyssa Lopez is a staff writer at Rolling Stone, where she covers the Latin music industry. Previously, she was a contributor at the Nation, where she covered music and the arts, and a freelance writer for the New Yorker’s Goings On About Town section.

Linda Briceño is a trumpeter, vocalist, and Latin Grammy award–winning producer. Her latest album explores issues of immigration, the personal history of American immigrants, and newly orchestrated renditions of the work of Latin American writers.

Carlos Chirinos, Ph.D. is a Music and Global Health Associate Professor at New York University. His research and practice explores the intersection of popular music, community engagement, and public health in Africa and Latin America.

Jaime Lozano is a musical theatre composer who has been heralded as the “next big thing” on Broadway by Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda. A native of Monterrey, Mexico, he earned his M.F.A. from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts.

Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, and producer Sofia Rei carries diverse Latin American traditions from her native Buenos Aires to New York City, where she’s fused those sounds with jazz, experimental music, pop, and electronic music influences.

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This event is approximately 75 minutes.

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