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Cal State LA Afro Latin Ensemble

The Cal State LA Afro Latin Ensemble is dedicated to the performance of salsa, timba, Afro-Cuban, and Afro-Caribbean music. The repertoire ranges from classic danzones and early conjunto classics to contemporary salsa and timba charts.

The award-winning ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Paul De Castro, founder and director of the University’s master of music degree option in Afro Latin Music. Students learn the art of arranging, orchestration, and idiomatic writing for instruments such as congas, timbales, bongos, and maracas. They study practical, theoretical, historical, and philosophical topics, with a strong emphasis on discourse with professional musicians in Los Angeles. The Cal State LA Afro Latin Ensemble provides graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to study and perform music from the various traditions within Afro Latin music.

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