Encuentro Puertorriqueño de Creación Musical
The University of Illinois School of Music is hosting a four-day symposium on the music of Puerto Rico this Thursday, March 30 through Sunday, April 2. The symposium, titled Encuentro Puertorriqueño de Creación Musical (A Symposium on Puerto Rican Musical Creativity), will feature renowned scholars, performers, and educators from around the world in a series of panels, performances, and workshops. These events will explore the rich musical traditions and diverse cultural influences that have shaped Puerto Rican music, offering insight into the intersections of music, identity, and community in Puerto Rico and its diaspora. Musical styles spanning opera, reggaeton, experimental jazz, and salsa will be discussed and performed, while panels will address issues of identity, compositional practice, and the promotion of Puerto Rican music.