Charanga Carolina is the only university-based charanga ensemble in the state of North Carolina and probably in the country. The Cuban “charanga” ensemble features flute, violins, brass, piano, bass, and percussion. It is mostly associated with danzón, a musical and dance style with roots in European light classical and Afro-Cuban music. The charanga also played a central role in the development of salsa music in the 1960s and 1970s in New York City. After the October 12 performance, at 7:00PM, the closing film will be shown.
José Martí: El Ojo del Canario/Marti: The Eye of the Canary portrays the story of young José Martí, between 9 and 17 years of age. These were the only years in which he got to know his country up close, years in which he learned to love and understand it and prepared for his life’s work. José Martí, an important figure in Latin American History and Literature, was a Cuban poet, essayist, journalist, and revolutionary philosopher.