https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/61f46487fd0f9e3600c2ca87 Newsfeed Café
700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
Sheila del Bosque self-describes the music you'll hear at this performance:
"Once I heard that the most oppressed people are the ones with the happiest music, and I thought about my people and I thought about my music...
I think my music is a mixture of all the components of who I am: Cuba, my culture, my family, my Sun, my sea, the sweat that is mixed with steps of a frantic dance, the pain, tiredness, and nostalgia of dark nights with little old yellow lights.
My music is a mix of European classical music, Cuban popular music, and American popular music. Cuba has always been that eternal cradle of musical genres and that eternal hodgepodge.
I could not define my music specifically, and to frame it would be its death, because my music is the result of all these universes.
Defining my music as danceable or outgoing would be to fall into a grotesque caricature of and extroverted Cuba. There is an intimate island of the Trova, the serenade, the peasant music, feeling, descargas, and songs singing essences, and truths that just a few know.
So my music is outgoing and intimate, it's stylized and simplistic, it's a cradle and it's tradition, it's everything I want it to be."
This concert presented in partnership by the Boston Public Library and Berklee College of Music and sponsored by Bank of America will take place in the Newsfeed Café, which is directly accessible by its Boylston Street entrance.
Registration is not required, but please note that the capacity is 60 people. Guests will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are not allowed to bring outside food or beverage into the Café but are not required to order food or drink to attend the concert, which is free and open to the public. Please be prepared to follow current City of Boston COVID-19 health and safety protocols.