A TALK WITH RUBÉN BLADES ON JANUARY 24 IS LATEST PROGRAM
IN THE ¡VAYA! 63 SERIES AT THE DAVID RUBENSTEIN ATRIUM
AT LINCOLN CENTER
Free Event, Which Features Blades in Conversation with NYU Professor Carlos Chirinos Speaking About the Future of Latin Music and Music’s Role in Advocating for Social Change,
Will Also be Streamed on Facebook Live
January 6, 2017 — Giant of Latin Music Rubén Blades comes to Lincoln Center on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm for “Conversations in Latin Music,” the latest event in the free ¡VAYA! 63 series at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium. Blades will sit down for a lively conversation with Carlos Chirinos, associate professor of music business at NYU Steinhardt and co-curator of the ¡VAYA! 63 series, about the future of Latin Music and music’s role in advocating for social change. The conversation will be streamed on Facebook Live on Lincoln Center’s Facebook page.
A fourteen-time Grammy Award winner, the internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter, and actor Rubén Blades has a Master’s degree in international law, and a career as a politician in his native Panamá. He holds honorary degrees from CUNY and Berklee College of Music. Blades has appeared in more than 40 films and recently on American television in the series Fear the Walking Dead. In 1994, he ran unsuccessfully for presidency of Panamá, but in 2004 was appointed Minister of Tourism. An innovator who introduced political and societal issues into traditional Latin music, Blades is a committed social activist who over the years has addressed issues of poverty, government corruption, and more, both on the stage and off.
Now in its second year ¡VAYA! 63 is a collaboration between Lincoln Center and New York University, co-curated by Carlos Chirinos and Jordana Phokompe, Director of David Rubenstein Atrium. The programming team selects artists with deep roots in the New York City Latin music scene, and also those who reflect its evolution since the 1960s. At the heart of the series are monthly Friday-night dance parties.