AFROLATINO – An African / Latino Dance and Music Collaboration
Pavel & Direct Contact + Sancocho: Music & Dance Collage
presented by IndyGo & Indianapolis Public Library

LOCATION: Central Library | Clowes Auditorium | 40 E. St. Clair Street
DATE: Sunday, September 15, 2013
SHOWTIME: 3-4:40
COST: FREE – GA (first come, first serve seating)

IndyGo Route  18, 38, 39 |

2013 Chicago Music Awards nominee Pavel and Direct Contact teams up with Sancocho:Music and Dance Collage for an incredible and super entertaining afternoon of traditional African and Afro Latino instruments and rhythms. Come an experience the favors of the unheard rhythms of an untold culture. Don’t miss it and make sure to bring the whole family!!!


Direct Contact Latin Jazz it is known through the Midwest for its high-energy and challenging music, much in the vain of the modern pyrotechnicians of today’s Latin jazz. Direct Contact is also known to be one of the most entertaining Latin Jazz trios in Midwest. The combination of flavors Direct Contact provides will make your experience an unforgettable one.


Sancocho, (san-KO-choh) is a stew in Latin America that combines meats, vegetables and spices to create a unique taste. Using this metaphor, the ensemble focuses on music and dance traditions from the African diaspora that are Spanish-speaking and have strong African cultural retentions, such as Rumba and Bailes Orishas from Cuba and Bomba from Puerto Rico. The artistic director, Iris Rosa, and musical director, Andre Rosa-Artis, lead a group of drummers and dancers to combine a delicious concoction that is sure to satisfy your musical appetite.