SJC Council for the Arts Presents Calle Sur

BROOKLYN, NY – September 28, 2011 - St. Joseph’s College Council for the Arts is pleased to announce that Latin American musical duo, Calle Sur will perform a concert entitled, “Latin Collage” on Thursday, October 6 at 12:40 p.m. in the Tuohy Hall Auditorium, 245 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. The event is free and open to the public.

In the differences that exist between the two musicians that make up Calle Sur, viewers quickly see why the terms Hispanic and Latino cannot be easily summarized. The upbringing of Ed East, characterized by the noise, hustle and bustle of his native Panama City, embodies the individuality, innovation and creativity of Latin music. In contrast, Karin Stein, his Colombian partner, brings the vastly different perspective of her rural upbringing to the music of Calle Sur. Performing a wide range of music on a multitude of instruments, Calle Sur brings to life the rich diversity of Latin America, challenges cultural and ethnic preconceptions, and lifts the spirit of the audience with the vitality and energy of their music.

Founded by S. Elizabeth A. Hill, C.S.J., J.D., president, the St. Joseph’s College Council for the Arts is a coalition of students, faculty members and staff who serve as a focal point for St. Joseph’s College’s educational and community outreach programming in the arts. By expanding and integrating campus arts activities, the Council seeks to enhance the public image of the College as a cultural center in Brooklyn and aims to make arts and cultural events more accessible to its students and area neighbors. For more information about this exhibit or other upcoming cultural events at the College's Brooklyn Campus, please call 718.399.0358.

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St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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