WMI PLUS At Home - Yasser Tejeda and Ed Morales

WMI PLUS At Home experiences bring music from around the world into the comfort of your home. Renowned artists share their lives, instruments, and stories from their personal environments, bringing an intimacy and uniqueness to each event. These talks are led by fellow musicians, journalists, and ethnomusicologists. Live captioning will be provided during the event.

We are thrilled to provide these events for FREE. If you are able to make a donation of any amount while registering for this event, it will help us to keep the music playing. Thank you!

Monday, May 15, 2023 – 6 PM EDT

WMI PLUS At Home Experiences are free of charge, but you must register to reserve your space. You will receive an order confirmation once your registration is complete that includes the link to the event. Only registered participants will receive email instructions on how to join the event via Zoom online. Live captioning provided.

Our next WMI Plus At Home Session features Afro-Dominican bandleader Yasser Tejeda in conversation with author and journalist Ed Morales.

Yasser Tejeda is an award-winning Dominican composer, guitarist, vocalist, and producer. According to Billboard, Yasser is giving traditional folkloric music a new spin with jazz, rock, and Caribbean rhythms in “a frenzied celebration of ancestral union” while Juan Luis Guerra, the most influential Dominican artist in the world, praised his mission calling it the “marvelous example of what’s happening with Dominican music.”

Ed Morales is an author and journalist who writes for The Nation, The New York Times, and CNN Opinions. He is the author of Fantasy Island (Bold Type Books) and Latinx: The New Force in Politics and Culture (Verso Books) and is a lecturer at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race and a Mellon Foundation Fellow at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies.

The conversation will be followed by a Q&A with attendees.

WMI PLUS and WMI PLUS At Home experiences are supported by a grant from Con Edison and world music lovers like you.  We thank you!

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