Saturday 17th July -
Lecture + film Free Event
Voices of Latin Rock
(Jim McCarthy) -
Book presentation followed by
rare film of Santana on tour in 1971 in Europe
Conway Hall 7.30pm / Free Admission
25 Red Lion Square, Holborn WC1R 4RL
The author of ‘Voices of Latin Rock’ chronicles the development of Latin Rock in San Francisco, a style combining a fusion of Latin music, Salsa and Rock developed mainly by young Latino musicians in the late 60′s and 70′s and epitomised by Carlos Santana.
Directly from the Mission District in San Francisco, the explosive fusion of Latin, salsa and rock is chronicled from a writer who has followed the music and the musicians for over 30 years. The book covers the stories of prominent Latin rock bands including Santana and Malo, examining in detail the pioneering records and the ways in which both reflect a wide spectrum of Latin influences.
The book highlights the cast of characters and emerging period in the US during the late ’60s, with all the cultural background events including the Summer of Love, Woodstock, political activism, and the record label expansion. Legendary figures such as Bill Graham, Clive Davis and the Escovedos family play crucial roles in the development of this sound.
The lecture will be accompanied by records and a Latin percussionist.
The lecture will be followed by the rare and completely unseen film ‘Santana On Tour – Europe 1971’ (45 minutes)
The Lecture and film will be followed by a Party
PARTY – 9pm to 1am
With live music and DJs
Tags: Carlos Santana, Jim McCarthy, Mission District