Felipe Salles – The New Immigrant Experience

In this session, we welcome jazz musician and composer, Felipe Salles.

We talked about The New Immigrant Experience, a recording release that represents a strong testament to the presence, experience, and inspiration by the lives of “Dreamers”.

Dr. Felipe Salles who emigrated from Brazil to the United States, has served as a Professor of Jazz and African-American Music Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst since 2010, and is a 2018 Guggenheim Foundation Composition Fellow, among many other accolades.

We talked about the immigrant experience in his own life learnings, as well as the experiences from others, especially the “Dreamers” on whom is based his latest recording project. Felipe Salles and the Interconnections Ensemble, a 19-piece ensemble, will have a concert at the Academy of Music Theatre in a live-streamed performance of the New Immigrant Experience on April 24, 2021.

Also, a panel discussion with composer Felipe Salles and activist Dreamers, will precede the musical experience for an expanded context.

For tickets to Felipe Salles and The New Immigrant Experience you can visit thirdrow.live

To learn more about Felipe Salles, you can visit his website: https://www.sallesjazz.com/

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