Kusika and the Zambezi Marimba Band

Kusika, the Zambezi Marimba Band, & Ritmo Latino

Ernest Brown & Sandra Burton, directors

This spring we study and collaborate with Artist-in-Residence “La Mora” Danis Perez Prades, known as one of the best interpreters of Afro-Cuban folklore internationally. Kusika, Zambezi and Ritmo Latino are joining forces to perform dance and music traditions from the Caribbean and Africa that evoke carnival. Mask wearing will be allowed. This year by popular demand, our family matinees are back!

Ritmo Latino (Latin Rhythm) is the new student Latin dance ensemble at Williams. Ritmo Latino focuses on sharing Latin American culture with the campus and community through dance, music and performance. With a unique approach to building community, Ritmo Latino integrates history and folklore into the dance experience, exposing all who participate to the diverse contributions that comprise Latina/o cultural expression.

These performances are made possible in part by the Lipp Family Fund for Performing Artists.

photos of the Spring 2008 concert