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Global Passport: Fall 2019, Week 3

The Cross, the Mask, and the Frame: A MegaCity Story
James Inedu-George, HTL
Thursday, October 17th @4:30 in ARTS 1332
This lecture charts a path to a newer architectural worldview by evaluating the location of African Traditional architecture in the pantheon of global architecture. The techniques that have dominated architecture over the past decades can be summarised into three strategies: The Cross, the Mask and the Frame. Architects have used these extensively but I believe that the regime of such techniques is over. The world is tending towards African Traditional Methods of spatiality, and the next step in the production of Art and Architecture needs to take direction from African Traditional Architecture and its city.
Chucho Valdés and Band
Sunday, October 20, 2019 / 7:00-9:00 P.M. / Campbell Hall (General Admission)
$35 - $55 : General Public; $15 : UCSB Students (Current student ID required)
A protean performer who has been a singular force in music for more than half a century, Chucho Valdés’ unprecedented synthesis of folkloric Afro-Cuban rhythms, rock, funk and jazz opened up vast new musical frontiers. His most recent project, Jazz Batá, revisits an exceptional early experiment pairing a piano jazz trio with batá drums, sacred instruments used in Santeria rituals. The influential Cuban pianist, composer and arranger revamps that formative project, leading his youthful, powerhouse band of bass, congas and batá in this upbeat night with the “founder of the definitive contemporary Cuban jazz” (Billboard).